Wednesday, July 02, 2008

You Have The Power

"What power?" "The power of voodoo." "Who do?" "You do!"

(Great. Now I have the Labyrinth stuck in my head.)

I'd originally decided to get my wedding invitations through Etsy. I'm all into handcrafted shit right now. So after much deliberation, and then even more waiting, I finally got my sample invitations in the mail. Wouldn't you know it, they suck. I am SO glad I didn't order a whole bunch of them! The first thing I noticed was that the ink was smeared in spots, KEY spots, like around our names. Where the ink wasn't smeared it was filled in poorly. Portions of the design were outlined in white where it should be black.

Then I saw the envelopes; they were strip-and-seal. Strip-and-seals are OK for normal use, great even, but they look tacky when used for something as formal as a wedding invitations. I just don't get it. If you were sending someone samples of something, wouldn't you make sure they were perfect? Even if you crapped on the rest of them, the initial ones should look good, right? I've realized that this is probably how the whole wedding planning thing is going to go for me. I'm going to screw it up before I get it right.

I chose the wrong wedding venue, but then I got it right. By the way, I finally got the check! That baby is going in the bank TODAY. I chose the wrong florist, but now I'm going to get it right. We requested she send a sample (again with the samples) of the color rose I was interested in. That was a month ago. No rose. No call. I phoned her two weeks ago and she couldn't even place who I was. Then she assured me that she'd get it and would call me by the end of the week. What's the chance of me getting two deposits back?

I chose the wrong invitations, but now you're going to help me get it right. What's that, you say? You heard me. I think it's time for yet another poll! Hoop and I have picked out the invitation we like best (a mix of my modern taste with his traditional) but we can't decide on the color. So we decided to have a poll and go with whatever color gets the most votes. There are four to choose from, and don't worry about matching it with anything else. We've decided not to go crazy making everything into a theme.

The choices are:

MIDORI

CHARCOAL

CHOCOLATE

ORANGE


VOTE HERE!

The poll will end on Sunday at midnight.

You can check on the results
here.

Tomorrow: Updates on the story of the cleaning lady's daughter!
Friday: Pickled Beef will be closed for the holiday.
Monday: Good-bye Month

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37 Comments:

At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Knight said...

I voted for Charcoal but not for any good reason other than I like it. I feel like it would look nice on my fridge. That is where invitations go, right?

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger gary rith said...

I like the greyish blue one, but you two are youthful and fun, so I suggest the brighter and wilder ones either on the top or bottom. Now I'll vote for one of those 2....

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger gary rith said...

oh the results are so much fun! looks like Farmer's wife and I went for midori, Newt went for orange and Knight for charcoal!!!!

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Sparkling Red said...

My vote is for chocolate. Mmm... chocolate...

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger the planet of janet said...

ooooh, i feel all "today show throws a wedding" with all this influence....

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Knight said...

Whoa! How did Gary get the inside info?

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger mrspao said...

It was hard to decide. I voted for Midori but I do like charcoal :)

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Jay said...

Knight: On the results page of that poll is a google map showing the location of each person who voted.

So, I guess I have to tell the truth huh? I voted Charcoal. It was a tough decision. I don't really like the bright colors with cause they are much harder to read. But, that's probably just me and my rapidly aging eyes.

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger fiwa said...

I voted for Midori - I love the bright, vibrant colors. Those are really beautiful - no matter which color you pick.

It's going to be such a beautiful wedding. :)

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger moo said...

My vote was for chocolate, too.

By the by ... you can get roses CHEAP and BEAUTIFUL on marisol blooms.com ... you have to put the flowers together yourself the night (or two nights) before the wedding, but that can be a fun party thing, if you are interested in that kind of thing.

We got something like 200 roses, assorted colors for $100. This was almost four years ago, I realize, but you might want to check it out. (They will also send you a sample, you sample whore)

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Tequila Mockingbird said...

i dig midori, and not just cause it's the name of booze!

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger gary rith said...

Yes Jay, and you live maybe in Arkansas, more or less?
You see, and my wife agrees with me, that Tink and Hoop are youthful and fun, but charcoal looks like a, um, how to say this, a funeral announcement? I mean, very classy and tasteful, but...

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Hilary said...

I resisted the chocolate and went for the charcoal. More important than colour, the design is lovely.

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger womaninawindow said...

Green which is midori or something so fashionable. Green folks, green.

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Alli said...

Tink!!!

I love the Labyrinth!

And I love the chocolate invite....cuz chocolate is goooood.

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger flutter said...

Chocolate, that one is so gorgeous

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger LL said...

Charcoal is the shiznit!

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger meno said...

Geez, next you'll ask us to vote on the champagne.

I'll need samples.

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

Man, I can hardly to wait to vote on names for your kids! ;)

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Farmer*swife said...

Okay...Ya'll are all fun, light and 'Coopsy' [I don't know...my mind made that word up but it really fits y'all in a cool and...Hoopsy? way? Wow! Maybe it means Cool (for you) and Hoopsie!]

Anyhow. Chocolate! Y'all are fun and "Hoopsie" and snazzy and woodsy, but at the same time you are planning a pretty "classy-snazzy" wedding. Chocolate has class and..snazzz!

My vote, Chocolate!

My only wish is that I had concentrated on putting some of my stuff up on 'etsy' and then I could have made your invitations.

[Oh sure, maybe a buck here and there for me...but Gal....I got invitations growing in the palm of my hand...and quality (not quantity) is the most important requirement to me...]

You Go with Your Gutt!!! It's gotten you this far!

Oh, and I've always wondered why some people alope...[the planning? Maybe? Hmmmmm]

Hang in there and Happy Late Wednesday!!!!

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Farmer*swife said...

OH MY!!! I just voted and it seems Charcoal is winning by a landslide! Holy Bleep!

Don't go charcoal??? Y'all are lively, vividly, actuality people!!!!

YOU are not Charcoal. Please...if you don't like Chocolate...pick the colors.

Grey is a rainstorm. You want summer, spring, fall or Christmas....right?

You don't want your wedding to be a grey, cold, dreary rainstorm?

If you don't like the smell of chocolate cream with a hint of green peppermint?

Then go COLOR Gal!!! [Still, I think the chocolate cream with a hint of peppermint is really alluring...you might could even scent them....mmmmm-mmmmmmm...]

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Farmer*swife said...

Ummmm...okay. Yea. That's my vote.

Later Gal!

Happy Wedding Plans!

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Allison said...

I couldn't decide between the charcoal and the chocolate, so I went with the chocolate, just because I love me some brown. :)
They're all really pretty, although I'm not loving the orange.

But I have to tell you that I could make you an almost identical invitation in whatever color(s) you wanted in Photoshop. Probably for much cheaper. Let me know if you want me to give it a whirl. I'll make it (for free), and you get it printed. ;)

 
At 02 July, 2008, Blogger Allison said...

Ohhh... and those are obviously square. Just remember you have to pay more postage to send those. Maybe you don't care at all. I just wanted to remind you so that you wouldn't send them out without enough postage and then wonder why no one showed up at the wedding. LOL!

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger Reb said...

Oh, I couldn't decide between the charcoal and chocolate. After lots of dithering, I decided the charcoal was a bit to restrained for you, so voted chocolate.

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger gary rith said...

Look at Farmer's wife! She's so funny!
Tink, small post about you at pottersblog today....

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger Christy said...

First I thought I liked the Charcoal but then it was too "prison color" for me, so I went chocolate. =o)

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger mamatulip said...

I went with Charcoal because it looks classy and elegant. :)

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger Farmer*swife said...

allison makes a good point too. Which reminds me, you can also make your own programs (if you are having them) for your wedding.

I made ours and ran them off on my copy machine (back when I had one).

I type set it and printed it on white paper. Then copied it onto a pretty cream cardstock.

Anyhow...saves you a few pennies and you know what some people do with them after the wedding anyhow ;-)

Happy Thursday!

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger Knight said...

Okay, I came back to check on the results out of curiosity and thought I should mention I also probably voted for Charcoal because I don't like colors. My favorite color is black. For the record I think the Chocolate might be a cool idea for you guys because it fits your location. I didn't vote again. Just thought I would share that.

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger Heather said...

Chocolate... definitely chocolate. Wait... are we voting for a color or a food choice?? (J/K)

Good luck with your choice.

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger Fortune Cookies said...

chocolate...not only is it yummy, but it extracts a certain romantic feeling: chocolates are given at anniversaries and valentine's day, etc. and ... it's the in color right now. So, chocolate fo-sho!

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger Alice said...

Seriously - if you're sending an example of your work - wouldn't it be the best you can do? Crazy. Love your invitations - very original and classy.

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger Newt said...

I went for the Charcoal, I find it very elegant. To me it looks like shades of blue more than grey.

But the Orange/Pink would be pretty for the time of year you chose. Very fall.........

Oooh, they are all pretty, no wonder you have a dilemma. Mayhaps you could order some of each :-)

 
At 03 July, 2008, Blogger Janet said...

I like the chocolate :-)

 
At 04 July, 2008, Blogger KTP said...

I also like the chocolate. It's classy.

 
At 05 July, 2008, Blogger ETK said...

It was really hard to pick. I love both the chocolate and the midori. I thought I'd pick orange because I LOVE orange and because orange and pink were MY wedding colors, but I just felt the midori more. 2nd was definitely chocolate and there was barely a hare difference between them. They are gorgeous invites - no matter what color you choose! YAY! We're so much better than yahoo answers anyway. they suck.

 

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