but for some reason, it takes about a year and a half to get custom-made postage stamps. ARGH!
Over Labor Day weekend Matt and my wee sister Audrey and I completed and compiled our save-the-dates, and they’re all sitting neatly in a file box lid, waiting for their postage. I’m convinced that all postage stamps currently being offered by the United States Postal Service are butt ugly, and so on Sunday we designed and ordered our own using photo.stamps.com. They’re a little overpriced, sure, but I won’t have the Tazmanian Devil on my wedding stationery. After about 5 minutes of design and ordering process, they should be arriving in March of 2013. Well, not really. They’ll be here early next week, but it feels like forever. I’m sure they’ll be great, but if you’re considering ever doing this, be sure to give yourself plenty of lead time.
I’ll post photos and process shots as soon as I drop them in the mail.
Other than that….just a few decisions have been made recently regarding my dress. I know it will be cotton, but I decided that at least the bodice and sleeves should be made of stretch cotton poplin – like what slightly stretchy women’s button-down shirts are made of. I had nightmares of torn armpits in my dress a few weeks back and wanted some extra security. Also, though I had talked about using some blue gray accents in the dress, I think I’d like to make it a bit more dramatic. The entire dress will be dove gray instead of white or off-white. I’d just feel prettier in that color. There still might be some blue-gray accents to the dress, but overall, as my brilliant seamstress said as we were talking about it last weekend – we’re basing the color scheme of the dress on my eyes, rather than some random colors I pick from a Martha Stewart Paint fan.
Here’s a few gray gowns that inspired me to choose that hue:
So….what do you think?
Now to figure out what to do with hair and makeup….and SHOES. I forgot about shoes.