The invitations arrived a little over a week ago and I love them so much! I've assembled all of the pieces and I'm ready to address them. I just need to figure out RSVP deadlines that I can cope with, as collecting RSVPs is one of my least favorite activities ever. I've also started a stack of things in the corner of my craft room for wedding stuff, trying to keep *most* of it off of the futon until the end of August. It grows daily, though. We picked up fabric yesterday for the bunting that we're hanging in the backyard. Actually, Em stood in line and had the fabric cut while I got lost in the sea of fat quarters that were on sale. I think the fabric girls were disappointed when I finally wandered up to meet Em at the counter. I always forget what a charming flirt Em is with the crafty ladies. We also finished up our rental order, finally decided what we're going to do for desserts AND favors, and I'm entertaining the idea of a non-traditional dress color.
That's all to say that things are moving along steadily.
I'm planning on wrapping up the wedding in the same manner as the rehearsal dinner that I helped plan last year for my in/out laws, as I got a lot of good feedback from it. I also hope that my assessment of the entire wedding planning experience is more helpful than the crap I have to read on wedding blogs.