I like my family, and I like my friends. I like real conversations with real people. I like to spend time with those conversations, and I like to have them when I can really focus on the person without a lot of other things going on in my head.
When Suzy and I decided to get married we wanted to celebrate with a lot of people. But we figured that that would be really hard to do in one day. So we decided to do our wedding in a few stages. The week of our wedding we had all our immediate families in from out of town and planned a number of events with them. We had a very small family only wedding which came to about 36 people total.
However, all along we planned on having a party where we could make things really special and spend time specifically celebrating with some of our friends. This event will still be limited to a few hundred people. But it will be another step where we can keep things real.
I love party planning, so I will be posting a little bit here and there about the planning process as we go. We decided one way to keep things intimate would be to have the party at our house. The problem is we only have room for about 65 people to be here at once. So in the end we decided to do an open house and focus on friends from different areas/eras of our life during different times in the evening. That way people won’t end up asking the awkward wedding table question “so are you friends with the bride or the groom?” Most people who are there will already know everyone else who is there at the same time, and it will be a fun reunion. It’s a crazy idea, but I think it might just work!
We have all kinds of fun ideas in mind and have already started some of the other details. But I just finished the invitations, so I thought I would post them here. I’ve never called myself a graphic designer. But I have fun trying! =).