Taking it Offline

14 thoughts on “Taking it Offline”

  1. I totally hear (and agree with) you. The only reason we did a website was due to the Austria connection (although none of them, other than The Hubby’s parents, ended up coming anyways.)

    Besides…your wedding, your way. That’s best.

  2. I’m SO with you about the wedding websites! I guess I’m kind of biased … but I am all for the old-skool paper invitations. No wedding websites!! I too think that wedding things should be a bit more personal. So yep, I’m totally with you on this!

    (so funny, I know of another manager who also bought the Easy Button – ha ha!)

    Happy planning!

    (and if you don’t mind my asking, where will the grand event be taking place?!) πŸ˜€



  3. Ever since the boy and I started casually chatting about a sometime-in-the-future wedding, I’ve been set on getting married in my mom’s backyard. This would require only having about 50 guests and would keep things small and (relatively) inexpensive. Mind sharing where yours will be?

  4. Websites and paper aren’t mutually exclusive ;). We have a wedding website, but we’ve planned to do paper invitations the whole time, so we’re also off getting addresses, etc.

  5. Chris: I guess I failed a bit in making that differentiation – I was trying to say that most people do both, but I’m going for exclusively paper. In fact, I’m even going to try to avoid initiating details oriented conversations over email (though of course I’d answer it). I’m really diggin’ on the old-school communication thing.

    All: As soon as I’ve got the venue confirmed, I’ll share! Until then, I don’t want to jinx myself into not getting it.

  6. What do you consider small & intimate? I am in the beginning stage of planning myself (paper only) and trying to narrow the guest list so I can have samll & intimate without hurting peoples feeling. (I know I know my day, common senario)

  7. Dawn: It’s hard to quanitfy. Our magic number (set by the venue) is 48, including us.

    Our breakdown looks something like this:
    Immediate families – 9, plus a couple or three for dates; established, serious relationships only
    Extended Families – up in the air, could be up to 20.

    That leaves about 20 for friends (or 10 couples).

    Depending on how things go with the families, we could possibly invite more friends, but the overall limit of 46 is a number that we feel both forces us to keep the event “small and intimate” (and affordable!), and still allows us to invite the people who are really important to us.

  8. It is important to have your wedding your way and invite who you wish. People shouldn’t get there nose out of joint if you can’t invite them understandably it is a small intimate wedding. It is such an exciting time planning a wedding. have fun and enjoy! let me know if I can help you out with anything I loved planning our wedding what a fun time… Cheers!

  9. Wow, I guess our wedding was really, really “intimate” then – it was only us and 11 guests! πŸ˜€

    But it was on the other side of the world – and part of our reason for getting married in Italy was so that we could keep it nice & small. We actually thought it would just be the two of us … but our closest friends just wouldn’t allow it. πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to find out where you’re having yours!!



  10. My wife and I saw our first-ever URL-on-a-billboard (with the quaint http://) during our honeymoon in August 1995, when we drove through San Francisco. So there was no concept of a wedding website. And email RSVPs? 80-90% of our guests would have said, “what’s email?”

    You crazy kids today and your online dating! Back in our day we had no CHOICE but to use the post office!

  11. I toyed with the idea of a wedding website, but in the end I decided against it, for pretty much the same reasons as you. I didn’t post much about the wedding plans etc. to the blog either.

    Congratulations, by the way! I missed the wedding announcement news (I’m behind on my local blogosphere feeds). Marriage rocks.

  12. wedding website? i guess i’m old fashoion….your wedding, your choice!

    all i ask is you post a wedding pic for those of us in the lower forty who enjoy your blog! πŸ™‚

    get lots of help so you can enjoy a stress free wedding!

  13. Well, I won’t be bringing a date, I’m sure, so you can go ahead and take the “and friend” off my invitation. I doubt very much my BF would spring for a ticket from Korea, even if he could get the time off.

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