Amy: What did you do!? The invitations, my aunt Lynn got this in the mail, what did you do!?Robert: Oh my god, this was in the mail.Amy: What did you do Robert!?Robert: Nothing, nothing, this wasn’t suppose to go out.Debra: Wait a minute, what’s the problem……oh my god!Amy: I know! I couldn’t even finish reading it because some woman screaming, and then I realized it was me!Robert: The wedding planner lady was to print it out for you and you was suppose to look it over.Amy: She said you said send it out!Robert: No, I said print it out.Amy: Well she sent it out!Robert: Oh my god!Marie: Amy! Oh my god!Amy: I know, oh my god!Marie: What happened to it?Amy: Robert, Robert happened to it.Robert: It wasn’t suppose to go out!Amy: Look at this! Hank ‘N’ Pat, ‘N’ Pat, ‘N’ Pat,they’re not hillbillies Robert! “Hank ‘N’ Pat MacDougall request the honor of your “presents–“Debra: Robert, you spelled “presents” like gifts!Robert: It wasn’t suppose to go out!Amy: You even put the wrong date! It’s the ninth not the sixth! People are gonna show up three days early!Debra: And Robert what is this? “Attire Optional?!Amy: It’s black tie optional! Attire optional means maybe naked! They’re going to be nude people! At a church! On a Wednesday!Robert: It wasn’t suppose to go out. –Everybody Loves Raymond
I wrote before about how Match’s Mom and I went invitation shopping last Saturday. After hours of searching we found the perfect invitations. We’re still going for a fall theme and we thought these said fall without being too cheesy. The conservationist in me is also giddy that the invitations are made with recycled paper. Yay!
MIL found this article about what the Maple Leaf represents, which makes me even happier that these are the ones we chose:
Maple Leaf: In China and Japan the Maple Leaf is an emblem of lovers. North American settlers used to place the Maple leaves at the foot of their beds to ward off demons and encourage sexual pleasure as well as peaceful sleep. Also in the North American region, the stork can be observed weaving Maple branches in nests – as such, the Maple became a symbol of the love found in welcoming a new child in the home. Just as the sweet rich sap produces Maple syrup so too does the Maple leaves serve as a love symbols as they depict the sweetness and wonder of love in every day life.
Now we’ve just got a few things left to do for the wedding. We need to figure out what type of tux Match is going to wear, finish the centerpiece project and table placecards, and decide if we really want wedding favors. I’ve seen some pretty unique ideas out there’ everything from promo keychains to matchbooks. I thought matchbooks would be cute because well…Match…get it? 🙂 Or we may not do anything since it’s an added expense we really don’t need to do.
Did you do wedding favors at your wedding? Do you plan to? As a wedding guest do you enjoy favors or think they are silly?