A few months ago, I posted that we had grand plans for a honeymoon in Europe. Then a few weeks ago, I thought about the reality of going to Europe for a honeymoon. While I had a vision of a very relaxed, do nothing, eat good food, drink good wine vacation, the massive guidebooks for Northern Italy/Southern France told a different tale. [Don't get me wrong : They sound AMAZING and I hope sometime we are lucky enough to go and visit. It's just not right for us for this trip.]
We switched gears and are going to ... Bora Bora. Technically, they speak French there. And we will need passports and new currency. But our itinerary will be SIT AND DO NOTHING, followed by a little wine and drinks with umbrellas in them. The deposit went in yesterday so this is the real deal. We are staying in an overwater bungalow which means we can slide open our coffee table and feed REAL FISH below us. (As I was reading the room features, Paul scoffed at this one. Apparently we will not be feeding real fish but we will be jumping off our balcony into real water.)
One of the best parts is that we are going to fly to west to Bora Bora the day after the wedding. We have a JAM PACKED month of May and we were originally going to wait until after Paul's med school graduation on May 14th to fly to Europe. Then we were going to come back, move all our stuff across the country and find a place to live in where ever Paul gets assigned for internship. Now we can get married, honeymoon, graduate and then move. It flows a tiny bit better? Maybe? I don't know. It's a wild confusing ride and I just want to map it all out in sharpie in my planner, but can't yet because we don't know what state will be home yet. Oh well. Worse comes to worst, we'll just refuse to move out of the bungalow.
My second wedding thought involves our printed paper materials. I just found out that rental rates at the letterpress place I go to have gone up significantly. Higher rates + an increasingly finicky press make for NOT A GOOD SITUATION. Right now, I am slowly backing away from letterpress printing, (except that I have one more kit planned for fall) but I am definitely on the lookout for a small press in working condition to buy.
Originally, I had big plans to letterpress save the dates AND invites. Yesterday, I did a test run on my home printer with cream Arturo paper and I am definitely going to stick with just that for save the dates. For one, the quality is great. For two, I can get them DONE AND OUT THE DOOR with little to no stress and expense. And for three, I can now (easily) incorporate three colors of ink.
Jury is still out on whether or not I will letterpress the invites. We'll see how I feel in January. And by "how I feel", I mean, "we'll see if a letterpress has fallen out of the sky and landed on my doorstep."