The Cherry Blossom Centennial stamp debuted on Saturday and I was quick to snap up six sheets of them for our wedding invitations. Mailing our invitation requires two 45 cent postage stamps, so the fact that the cherry blossom design spreads across two stamps is perfect. The added bonus was that the colors would look nice with our invitation design and the image included the Jefferson Memorial. Thomas Jefferson, if you didn't know, lived here in Charlottesville.
I thought I'd show you our envelopes with those cherry blossom stamps on them. I realize that these might look a tad busy to some, but I like having all that blue and pink on the envelope. It sort of gives a hint about what's inside, doesn't it?
Of course, things never go exactly according to plan and we had three additions to the guest list after we had already sent our envelopes to Liz Bartucci of Tuccicursive. One omission was my fault. The other two were lovely, older couples who invited themselves in such a sweet way that we acquiesced. We aren't the first and we sure won't be the last to have late additions to our guest list, right?
I went through a slew of fonts and decided on a simple script to print envelopes for those three late invitations. I think they turned out just fine.
I'm happy that we are extending these extra invitations because I know those two couples will be excited to receive them. However, they also make me think of a few friends that we weren't able to put on our guest list. Part of me thinks "what's one or two more people?" while another part wants to adhere to our established plan to have an intimate wedding within the budget we set long ago.
Did you have last minute additions to your guest list? How did you feel about the additions?