They made it in the mail!
After a fun evening of trying to print the insert cards, stuffing envelopes and addressing envelopes I got to lick all the envelopes. Ick! Thank goodness you don't have to lick stamps any more. Since I decided to go with a lined outer envelope and with plain yellow inner envelope plus the RSVP card and envelope that all added up to more postage than I expected. So I had to add an ugly 20 cent stamp to my cute stamps. Probably very few noticed and none cared.
My brother actually drew the picture from a description of places that were important to us. I have already heard that some of the people that saw the invitation wondered why it had a picture of San Francisco when the wedding is in San Diego. It made sense when I told them the story.
Want to know about the colors? This was actually the first decision I made just a few days after we got engaged. I narrowed it down because I wanted bright fun colors and I wanted it to be colors Tom would love as well. So UCLA colors made the most sense. He is a fan, a big fan and it went so well with the picnic feel I wanted to have at our wedding. Luckily you can find the official colors online so it was fairly easy for my brother to match them.
Now that this is done I can't wait to get fun little envelopes in the mail and see who will be celebrating with us. We got one two days after the invites went out. I wasn't surprised at all at who sent the first one back. She is always organized and on top of such things.
66 days to go and we are all set. Just need to do some programs and make a lot of decorations. More on that next time.