We’re working on our invitations today; we’ve decided that it’s too late to send Save-the-Date cards.

We just have to keep rolling with the punches. We’ve decided definitively to have a private wedding ceremony on Friday, June 22, 2007 in the National Park (up La Contenta Road) attended by immediate family. The wedding reception will be the following night on Saturday, June 23, 2007 for all our friends, also in Joshua Tree National Park.

I thought for hours about the wording of the invitations – but now it is all changed because my father just offered to give us $10,000 for the wedding. This means that the invitations will now reflect that my parents are hosting the wedding and reception, even though Chad and I still intend to keep our expenses under $2000. This is great news as the money will come in very handy for the down payment of the new house.

So I have purchased cards and envelopes from Paper Source (“cement” envelopes and “sage” cards) and now we are experimenting with printing. Once that is done we need to work out our informational card insert, attach the beautiful photo (by Corrina of course), address and stamp all the invitations. We are working with traditional invitation wording from this site. The rule of thumb for addressing the envelopes (from this site) is, “Abbreviate nothing, hand address everything.” We’re going for it – mostly. It’s pretty time-consuming, but I like thinking about each person we are inviting.

In general for the weekend: wedding ceremony Friday night and dinner at the Murdy’s; big Korean BBQ Saturday evening in the Park; bagel and lox brunch at my house Sunday morning.

All this planning is fun. We registered for gifts at Crate & Barrel yesterday!