Archive for April, 2010

34 Days To Go (at least according to Facebook)


So with 34 days to go until the big day we have a few announcements!


  1. I you haven’t booked your hotel please do so as soon as you can! Our Westin block is now full (the hotel still has availability just not in our block) but the Andra should be able to accommodate you at our negotiated rate until 4/20.  After that the rates go up to $200+ per night. 
  2. For those of you that are new to Seattle and wanted a quick list of things to do please check our our sample one day itinerary.  If you need other suggestions you are welcome to email us and we’ll see what we can do!
  3. Ben wants to know what happened to #3 . . .#3 mostly has to do with my wanting to hire small children to put together our programs and escort cards because OMG I DO NOT WANT TO GO BACK TO PAPERZONE.  But since I’m pretty sure hiring children and creating my own wedding related sweatshop is a bad idea, we’ll just ignore #3**


**I am still interested in hiring someone to lug around my scuba and ski gear. 


Registry Coupon Code!

We just found a cool piece of info and wanted to share it with all of you – Macy’s is currently running a promotion that saves you $20 on any registry purchase of $100 or more.  So if any of you are shopping on our Macy’s registry, first of all thank you so much!  Secondly, use gift code “REGISTRY” to save a good chunk of dough!

Here’s a link to all the info on Macy’s site:

The promo ends April 15th, so I guess that means you’ve only got 2 more days – sorry we found out so late.


Hotels Booking Up!

Just a quick update for all our out-of-town guests – the two hotels we’ve reserved for our wedding are filling up quickly!  Our reserved block at the Westin is now full, but the Hotel Andra still has rooms available at our discount rate.  HOWEVER! The rate is only available until April 20, so if you want to get the great $159 rate, book soon!!! (The standard rate is currently ~$400, so you’re getting a screaming deal on the Andra – one of the nicest hotels in downtown Seattle!) 

Yes, we’ve just used a lot of exclamation marks…

Here’s some more:  Don’t wait – book your hotel room now!!!


Invitations Are Out!

Invitations-1We hope everyone had a great Easter weekend!   And we have big news – Invitations went out last week!  We’ve received word that they’ve reached as far as Michigan already, so hopefully most everyone has gotten theirs by now.  The invitations were custom-designed by Dolce Design; these are the invites we won at the silent auction at Get Hitched, Give Hope last year.  We have to say, they’re quite amazing!  Clean, simple, and classy, with a retro/deco feel – they totally fit that Mad Men/”Swanky Elegance” theme we’re planning.  We won’t post pictures of the actual invites here – we want that to be a surprise for you when you get them in the mail!  But take a look to the right and you’ll see a whole batch of them all ready to mail.

As with our Save The Dates, we hand made the wraparound address labels.  This time we kicked it up a notch, using our theme fonts, the same as on the actual invitations, and the background matches the berry-colored envelope liner.  See… now you know a little bit of what the invitations look like :)  A while back we saw a blog post by another couple who had separate male and female theme fonts, and we loved that idea, so you’ll see that used throughout all of the paper products from now until the wedding.  Call us geeks or over-planners or whatever, but we think it adds a neat extra touch that ties everything together :)  We’re still planning a future post that will share our label templates for anyone that wants to do your own fantastic labels – look for that in the next couple of weeks!

So anyway, those are our invitations!  Don’t forget to RSVP by May 1st!

Ben's Parents Visit-1 We’ll leave you with a fun photo of us out on Whidbey Island from a few weeks ago when we had Ben’s parents visit – it was a beautiful day to drive around Western Washington and take in the views of the ocean with the mountains in the distance.  This is at Fort Casey, which looked to me like a great location for filming “24” (sadly, it’s been cancelled after this season, so that’ll never happen).  Views like this are just one of the things everyone who’s never been to Seattle can look forward to in May!  BTW, we also visited Deception Pass State Park on our adventurous drive – check out all the pictures on Ben’s Flickr page.