Edited so you stalkers don't track down my friends and family ;)
Tonight, I mailed our Save the Date envelopes to the woman who is going to address them. Though we are by no means early in our wedding planning, this very simple action felt like a very big step. We are actually at a point where we aren't just talking about something that's going to happen in the far off future. We're actually about to give our guests a somewhat-formal notice that they're invited. We're *that* close to our wedding.
I found the person who is doing the addressing via Wedding Bee, a message board that's been my very good companion for the last year. I'm not calling her a calligrapher because I don't want a super old-fashioned font on our Save the Dates. Suffice it to say, her work has a nice flair and she lives about 25 minutes from my hometown. It's amazing how often you can find a Jersey connection, even living in Central Virginia.
I have to admit that there's a little voice in the back of my head that wonders if anyone will get our Save the Date notice and wonder why they're invited. Our guest list is smaller than the average wedding, so that's probably just some insecurity on my part. I've actually seen other brides-to-be make similar comments on the message boards. Did anyone else go through this?