The linen came today very heavy and nice. They are better then I thought they would be.! I was d...
I LOVE www.tableclothsfactory.com!!
I just bought all of our table linens today!!
Hey Ladies...I'm super excited about the purchases that I made today!! Like most brides out there, I was really struggling with the thought of having to spend $20 per table just to RENT table linens!! I could understand maybe if you have to pay $20 upfront, but as long as you returned them in good condition then maybe you could get at least $5-$10 back for each linen or something like that...and then if they were stained or ripped, then the rental company would keep all of the money. If only things worked that way, then maybe I could understand paying $20 each, but not if ALL of that money goes completely down the drain just in order to use their table linens for one night!!
So I began exploring cheap places to actually BUY table linens and I had narrowed it down to www.linentablecloth.com and www.tableclothsfactory.com. At first, I was actually planning on buying the majority of our linens from www.linentablecloth.com cause most of their items are on sale right now...and then the only things I couldn't order from them were the satin turquoise chair sashes and table runners that I wanted because they didn't have them in turquoise, so I was gonna just order those from www.tableclothsfactory.com. Grand total if I ordered the items that we needed from each of these companies would've been $925.59. Well, then I discovered the link to the wholesale discount coupon codes on www.tableclothsfactory.com...if you spend $1,000, you get an 8% discount. It might not sound like much of a discount, but I decided that if I ordered everything from them and got all of our linens from one place, then I was actually able to get one extra 8' rectangular table linen, an extra table runner, and an extra chair cover, and this helped me get to $1,008, so after the discount my grand total came to $927.55!!! So for only $2 more, I was able to get 3 extra items and also all of my items will come from the same company...so I'm guessing it'll be better and less hectic that way!!
So here's what I ordered:
11 - 90" x 156" rectangular table linens in white (8' floor length) = $19.99 each
4 - 90" x 132" rectangular table linens in white (6' floor length) = $15.99 each
8 - 136" round table linens in white (6' round floor length) = $17.99 each
5 - 108" round table linens in white (4' round floor length) = $13.99 each
116 - White folding chair covers = $2.99 each
120 - Turquoise satin chair sashes = $0.99 each (I got a few extra for some other things besides just using them for the chairs)
15 - Turquoise table runners = $2.99 each
The GRAND TOTAL was $927.55 (after the 8% discount)...which included FREE ground shipping, and I was able to get an extra 8' rectangular table linen, an extra table runner, and an extra chair cover for only $2 more than if I had ordered from the 2 separate companies!! So yes I LOVE www.tableclothsfactory.com!!! I'll post up pics as soon as they arrive...and just so all you lovely brides know...YES these linens will all be going up for sale the day after our wedding lol!!! ;-)
Just to compare...for the exact same quantities of all of these items that I just ordered, if I had actually rented the exact same things from the local wedding rental place (there's only 1 in our area!) then the total would've come to $1,063...and that's without the 15 table runners that I ordered because they don't rent table runners!!! So you do the math...I'm extremely happy that I decided to BUY our table linens instead of renting them!!! And of course WBC brides will get the first dibs on buying any of these items after our wedding is over!!! ;-)
Is it just me or...
Has anyone else stopped getting e-mails from WBC??!!
Just wondering if any of you lovely brides out there have been having the same problem that I've been having for the past few days. I used to get daily e-mails that would show me all of the brides that I'm watching and if they had recently posted anything, and then I would also get e-mails whenever I had new comments on any of my posts too!! But all of a sudden I just stopped getting them the other day...and I didn't change my account settings or anything. Just to be sure that something didn't accidentally happen, I went into my account settings...and yup...sure enough plain as day it still says "YES" that I'm signed up to receive e-mails from WBC about my new account activity or any of the brides I'm watching and their new account activity.
So is anyone else having this same problem as me and you just all of a sudden stopped receiving e-mails and updates from WBC for no apparent reason??!! The only strange thing that I've noticed was that the other day (I think it was Friday) all of the brides who are watching me and have me as one of their fave brides...instead of showing what each of their screennames are, every single one of them said "im2babyblue4u" as their names...which of course I thought was pretty weird at the time. The next day it was back to normal and actually showed everybody's own screenname, but ever since then I've stopped receiving e-mails from WBC!! So is anyone else having this same problem or is it just me??!! If it is just me, then I guess I should contact the WBC help desk cause I miss getting those e-mails lol!!
100 Days & Counting!!
OMG...Tomorrow we'll FINALLY be in the double digits!!
Hey Ladies...OMG I can't believe it...we're FINALLY at the 100 day mark!! For anyone who isn't that familiar with our wedding...let's see, where do I begin??!! At first our official "dream wedding date" would have been 6/7/08...not just because it's easy to remember for my forgetful future husband or because it makes a pattern with the numbers...but more importantly because that was our 5 YEAR anniversary from the exact day we got engaged (6/7/03...and yes they were both on a Saturday)!!! So let me just tell you I was COMPLETELY devastated when that date didn't work out...but due to a lack of time and money, unfortunately we had to begin exploring other dates. So then we decided that we wanted to at least get married sometime before the end of 2008, so we changed the date to 12/21/08 so that it would be a convenient time of year for my parents to come down from Virginia to Alabama for the wedding. Well...then my car ran into MAJOR engine and transmission problems back in July...literally when I was on my way home from just booking our photographer for 12/21/08 lol!!! And considering that we're having to pay for half of the wedding ourselves...well there just went pretty much ALL of our half of the wedding budget right into fixing my car!!
So then it was back to saving up and waiting and waiting...so the next date we chose was 5/9/09 (which is actually right around the corner), but once we got to the 150 day mark (back in December)...we, mostly meaning my parents, decided that it would be good to just have a few more months to save up money and to have a little extra time to plan everything out. So then we changed our date to 8/7/09 and FINALLY that is our official date and it won't be changing again...PERIOD!! So here we are at the 100 day mark...which is a first for us cause the closest we ever got before to our "wedding date" was 150 days, and then well...the date was changed on the exact day that it said 150 days left!! So it's such a relief to FINALLY be at this point where we only have 100 days left and then starting tomorrow we'll be in the double digits...which is definitely brand new territory for us!! Now it's down to crunch time...our invitations go out next week...so there's NO turning back now!!! ;-)
Mother of the Bride's Dress
My mom bought her dress...and it's IVORY...still not sure how I feel about it!!
Hey Ladies...ok so my mom and dad went to the mall on Saturday so that my dad could get fitted for his tux cause they live in Norfolk, Virginia, and we live in Mobile, Alabama, so they wanted to make sure they got it done in plenty of time before our wedding in August. Anyways, so while they were already in the mall, my mom decided to just take a peek inside of JC Penny's at their dresses to see if there was anything that she liked. Well, I had e-mailed her last week with some pics and examples of some styles and colors that might go with the wedding...obviously I didn't want her to wear a bright shade of blue like Pool (or anything similar to that shade) cause it would be too matchy matchy with the BM's. But I told her a lighter shade of blue would be fine, any shade of pink would be fine since our main flowers are stargazer lilies and red and pink roses, and then I told her even a coral color might work since it's a beach themed wedding. If nothing else worked or if the colors didn't look good on her, then I said just a nice tan or beige dress would be fine too cause it would kinda look like the color of sand...since we're having a beach themed wedding and all!! lol
Anyways, so they didn't look very long and almost immediately my dad spotted this ivory dress and HE was actually the one that picked it out and thought it would look very nice on my mom and also because his vest will be ivory, so he figured they could kinda match. She tried it on and they both really liked it...and it was on sale normally $100 for $60, so they couldn't complain about that. My mom said it's not a dress...but more of a nice skirt with a jacket over it and the skirt has some floral designs on the bottom of it, but still in ivory so it's more just like minor detailing. Anyways, so I guess I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about this??!! I'm happy that she found a dress that they BOTH liked and also it was on sale, and she said it's the type of dress she could wear again cause it's not TOO formal, but it's still very nice. But the problem is that I'm afraid that her ivory dress will look too similar to me wearing my white wedding gown!! I could be completely wrong...it might be very obvious that they are different...but at the same time, do you think the ivory will look too close to white and isn't the bride supposed to be the only one wearing white??!! YES!!
She hasn't taken a pic of the dress yet (but she did ask me if I was disappointed that it was ivory and should she take a pic of it for me to see)...I was honest with her and told her that I wasn't expecting her to wear ivory, but that yes I would like to see a pic of it before the wedding just to get an idea of what it looks like. In the meantime, I looked around online today for ivory mother of the bride dresses, and the first 2 are actually very gorgeous!! The 3rd one is ok...but I know that my mom didn't get a long dress, so it probably looks more like the first 2 and if so I have no problem with her dress whatsoever!! I think it would look different enough next to my white dress in pictures...but at the same time she said that she held it up to a white dress just to make sure that it was ivory??!! So does that mean that at first she DID think it was white...until comparing it next to an actual white dress!! I guess I'll just have to wait and see the pics before I can judge...but part of me still feels kinda weird about her wearing an ivory dress, even if it does look different enough compared to my dress!!
How would you ladies feel if your mom went out and bought an ivory dress to wear at your wedding?? Would you be ok with it...or would you feel a little strange with your own mother wearing ivory and you're wearing white...or vice versa if you're wearing an ivory dress, then what if your mother wore a white dress??!!
Wedding Gift Registry
We finally created our gift registry!!
Hey ladies...OMG it's been over a week since I last posted something!! I was soo busy last week at work that I definitely didn't have time to post...but I barely even had time to take a peek every now and then at WBC period!! Well last weekend was my fiance's birthday (April 19th) and we had originally planned on doing our gift registry on Saturday and then having his birthday party/crawfish boil on Sunday, which was his birthday itself! Well, on Friday we heard that there was gonna be like a 70-80% chance of rain on his birthday, so we decided to move the party up to Saturday because you have to boil the crawfish outside...and well eat them outside too cause they would make a huge mess inside...so anyways we moved it up a day to Saturday and really had a blast. So we did our gift registry on Sunday, which was my fiance's 26th birthday and I kinda felt bad dragging him along to do it on his birthday...but we were gonna do it the weekend before that, but then he really disappointed me by changing his mind at the last minute, so he didn't want to keep pushing it back any longer...so we just went and did it!!
We've been living together for almost 4 years now already (in May), so there really wasn't a whole lot that we wanted or needed to register for, but we did put a few things on our list of course!! One of the main things I've been wanting for a few years now is to redecorate our bathroom by turning it into a beach theme...kinda ironic that our wedding is beach themed too I guess lol...so we registered for an entire beach themed bathroom set. Another thing we've both been wanting/needing is a new microwave because ours (ever since we first bought it used) doesn't display the time or ANY of the numbers that you enter so you have to be sure that you enter the right time when you heat something up...cause you honestly can't tell for sure if you entered the right time or not unless it...well starts to snap, crackle, and pop lol!! Then we also registered for a new and more modern crock-pot (the one we have is also old and used), and my fiance wanted this deep fryer thing to do french fries in, and fried chicken and shrimp. Then I really wanted to get this pet hair dust buster thingie (it's still a dust buster but it comes with all these extra tools specifically for pet hair) cause we have 3 dogs!! Of course we registered for some nice dishes and silverware...which my grandmother already said she was gonna send us the money so that we could buy those things and consider them to be from her (cause she lives in Toronto, Canada, and we live in Mobile, Alabama...and unfortunately she won't be able to come to the wedding).
Let's see...oh yeah I registed for this nice bed-in-a-bag set called seabreeze with seashells on it...of course I would like this to be for our bedroom, but my fiance only likes dark sheets that don't have much of a pattern to them (BOO!!)...but I really liked this set so I still wanted it and plan on putting it in our guest bedroom (which is where my parents will be staying while they're here for the wedding). Hmm...we also got a small convection oven cause my fiance said he prefers using this over a toaster oven cause you can heat up hamburger and hot dog buns in it (several all at once) and you can get them nice and crispy without getting all smushed up in the toaster...well at least he had some input right??!! lol
Other than that, we just registered for a few items in the cookware and baking section...but really nothing too fancy schmancy cause we're pretty plain people I guess and we already have most of the things that we need since we've been living together for quite awhile now!! I still want to add a few things to our registry, but I'm not really sure what...but I guess just to give our guests a few more options. Right now we only have 28 items on our list but we're having about 100 guests...not to mention all the people that we're inviting that live far away and we know they won't be able to come. So we should probably have a few more things on there for people to choose from...but honestly I'm not gonna complain if we mostly get money or gift cards cause what we really want is a BIG plasma tv...like at least 42"...so obviously we're not gonna register for that lol!!! Anyways, it was pretty fun and I'm glad that my fiance finally agreed to go along...especially since it was on his birthday itself!! But our invitations are being mailed out next week and I told him we absolutely HAD to get our gift registry done before the invitations went out because then of course people are gonna start asking us where we're registered at...by the way the answer is good ol' Wal-Mart lol!! Yes...we're cheap!! lol ;-)
NWR: Happy 26th Birthday to my fiancé!!
We're having a HUGE crawfish boil tomorrow!!
I know my fiancé doesn't ever look at my WBC page (and that's how I want to keep it lol!!), so even though he's not ever gonna read this, I still just wanna wish him a very Happy 26th Birthday on Sunday!! It's almost impossible for me to even believe that he's turning 26 and then in a few weeks I'll be turning 24...can you believe that we first started dating when I was 16 and he was 18??!! I still can't believe we've been together this long and here we are FINALLY getting married after dating for soo many years (and our 6 year anniversary from when we got engaged will be in June)!! YES it's about time that we're finally making it official!! Anyways, so Happy Happy 26th Birthday to my sweetie (not til Sunday though...but we'll be very busy this weekend, so I won't be on WBC at all)!!
So we're having a HUGE crawfish boil tomorrow because that's my fiancé's favorite thing to do each year for his birthday!! We were gonna have it on Sunday for his birthday itself, but about an hour or so ago, we decided to switch it to tomorrow because there's a 70% chance of thunderstorms on Sunday!! We live in Alabama and anyone else that lives in the South probably knows exactly what I'm talking about...but if you don't know what a crawfish boil is then I'll explain it to you a little...
*First, you buy a sack of live crawfish (we're getting about 40-45 lbs.)
*Once you bring them home, you have to "burp" them...crawfish a.k.a. "mudbugs" live in muddy water, so you have to put them in a bucket full of water and then add salt to it and it makes them literally burp up all of the mud that's inside of them so that they won't taste muddy when you eat them
*When you boil the crawfish, you need to include crab boil (to make them spicy!!), red potatoes, baby corn on the cobs, some type of sausage (here in Alabama we use a special local brand called Conecuh County sausage...YUM!!), onions, garlic, and lemons
*Once everything's done...the one thing that you have to try at least once (and the one thing that I guarantee everyone will dare you to do) is sucking the heads!! Yeah I know that may sound really perverted...but you literally take the meat out of the body and eat it and then you take the head of the crawfish and tilt your own head back and suck out all of the juices as quickly as possible!! This is the spiciest part of the crawfish and I guarantee even just sucking one head will make your eyes water!! I usually only do one or two just cause I don't wanna chicken out...but my fiancé and all of his buddies get into contests with each other and things like that lol!! Last year they skipped the sucking part and just poured all the spicy juices into cups and dared each other to drink a cup full (for each guy)...yeah they're that CRAZY!! lol
Anyways...I grew up in Virginia so I had never even heard of anything like this until being with my fiancé...so I hope I've educated some of you ladies about this if you were at all interested in even reading this lol!! It should be a blast tomorrow and then I guess my fiancé and I will just have to have some alone time on his actual birthday (*wink wink*) since we'll be stuck inside all day during the thunderstorms!! lol
Ask a Question
First time tanning...any advice??
Hey Ladies...ok so I've never gone tanning before because well let's be honest, I'm really low maintenance and I don't do alot of "girly" types of things like going to get my nails done all the time, going shopping all the time, and definitely not tanning...these things are typically just not me!! I'm definitely not a tomboy though, I still like to look and feel feminine and take care of myself, but just in a more low maintenance kind of way lol!! So I've never been tanning before...not even once in my entire life!! But I think it would probably be a good idea to at least get some color on me...I'm not really the type of girl to lay out and get a natural tan either, so usually I'm somewhat pale most of the year...not so much on my arms and my face, but definitely my legs, shoulders and back!! And well I have a halter style dress, so a good portion of my back and both of my shoulders will definitely be exposed!! Even if I do get some sun on me by the wedding, which isn't until August 7th, I highly doubt that it will be an even tan and I'm sure some areas will still be pretty pale and/or I'll have tan lines!!
So long story short is that I think it would be a good idea to try tanning for the first time, but I would really like some advice from all of you ladies about this!! How soon should I start going and how many times do you think I would need to go overall to get a nice glow, but nothing too dark that would look unnatural on me!! What is the best way to tan...just the good ol' fashioned tanning bed, the spray-on tanning booths, tanning lotions, or what??!! I would really love any advice you ladies could give me about this and also if there's anything I should know in advance about tanning before going for the first time, then I would greatly appreciate all of your help!! Thanks ladies...you gals are the best!! ;-)
We Booked Our Caterer!!
Still a little disappointed about it though...there was NO tasting!!
We booked our caterer over the weekend with a local company called Creative Catering by Sean!! I'm super excited to have such a big item checked off of our list and we originally weren't even planning on having a caterer cause we didn't think we would be able to afford one...but a friend of mine that I work with also works for Sean on the weekends, so she told me to give him a call and he might be able to work within our budget range (especially since I know her). Anyways, so we were originally planning on spending about $1,000 on the food, but we were gonna just order a bunch of meat & cheese trays, fruit & veggie trays, little finger sandwiches, etc., from probably Wal-Mart and/or Winn-Dixie. We would've had a ton of food trays for that amount of money, including drinks, eating utencils, chips, dip, etc., but the only problem with doing things that way would be all of the STRESS with trying to run around and pick up the food on the day of the wedding and then setting up all of the food ourselves, on top of decorating the hall and going to get hair and make-up done, etc., etc.!! So I decided to at least contact this guy Sean since this friend of mine from work highly recommended him and besides she works for him, so she figured maybe he would cut us a deal...and to me I would be willing to spend a little over our food budget if it meant not having all of that STRESS on our wedding day, and then knowing that everything was taken care of by professionals...and YES they know how to cut and serve the cake!! That was one of my big concerns if we had tried to do the food ourselves...who in the world would we ask to help cut and serve the cake??!! So to me, I was willing to go a little above $1,000 if I could have the peace of mind that everything would be taken care of by professionals...and besides they've catered for our office Christmas parties the past 2 years that I've been working for this company, so I know their food is amazing!!
Anyways, so we had our appointment over the weekend and Sean had already drawn up a proposal for us as far as the menu goes, so we just needed to tweak that a little bit and then I figured maybe we would get some free food in the process lol!! But unfortunately, his company just recently changed locations so it wasn't really set up yet to do tastings, which I was pretty disappointed about but at the same time, I know what all of his food tastes like already and it's absolutely AMAZING, so I know I have nothing to worry about...but it still would've been nice to get some free food in the process that's all lol!! Anyways, so here's what we have on our menu:
Southwestern Nacho Bar: Corn tortilla chips, salsa, fresh guacamole, chopped tomatoes and onions, refried beans, black olives, cheese, jalapeños, black bean chili and sour cream
25 lbs. Boiled Shrimp w/ Cocktail Sauce
20 lbs. Fried Chicken Tenders w/ Honey Mustard, Ranch, & BBQ sauce
1 full Shrimp Alfredo Casserole
1 ct. Fruit & Cheese Fall (see pics!!)
120 ct. Variety Mini Croissants (Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef & Chicken Salad)
2 ct. Pepper Jack Cheese Rings w/ Crackers
1 ct. Vegetable Tray w/ Dip
Drinks: Sweet/Unsweet Tea & Fruit Punch
Supplies: Clear Plates, Forks, Cups, & Beverage Napkins
Servers for the food service, set-up, clean-up, and cutting the cake(!!!)
ALL INCLUSIVE: $1,200!!!
That is our GRAND TOTAL...I asked if taxes would be added on top of that, because if so then I would've taken something off of the menu so that WITH taxes, our total would be $1,200...but Sean said that's what ALL INCLUSIVE means lol!! You never know, some people still say it that way but then they mean....*plus tax* (in the fine print) lol!! But nope...the GRAND TOTAL for absolutely everything WITH tax is $1,200!! So I was super excited about that and I think the extra $200 compared to what we had originally planned on spending will be well worth the money!! I'm still a little disappointed about not having a tasting and getting some free food out of the whole process though lol!!
YAY!! Our Invitations arrived from VistaPrint yesterday!!
So much for "slow" shipping...they got here in a week!!
Hey Ladies...I'm super excited because our invitations, RSVP postcards, belly band squares, and Thank You cards all arrived yesterday...like 2 weeks ahead of schedule!! I LOVE VistaPrint!! At first I was a little worried about the colors turning out right because when I first took them to Office Max to print them out, they were extremely dark!! I guess it must be kinda tricky to print a color like turquoise blue and we also have a bit of fuschia here and there as our accent color, but let me tell you everything printed out EXACTLY how I wanted them to!! Sorry these pics are really crappy...but when I tried using the flash, pretty much everything ended up looking like it was glowing white and you couldn't read anything or see any of the designs lol!! So these pics were taken without the flash, and that's why they ended up looking pretty blurry and fuzzy...oh well you get the picture right??!! They look AMAZING in person, and the colors are very vibrant just like I wanted them to be (even though everything looks kinda dull in these pics)!! Again...I cannot say THANK YOU enough to our fellow bride Nearlycapone08 who created these beautiful seashell designs for me and made it even possible for me to have DIY Invitations that I could afford to make on my own!! She designed everything with the images on them (except for the belly band squares) and then all I had to do was get everything printed out, and now that everything is here...the DIY part of it is about to kick in by me doing all of the assembly work on these babies (all 100 of them)!! lol
So here's what I ordered from VistaPrint and for how much:
100 Invitations - $50 (the first 10 were FREE, 100 envelopes included...I paid $2 extra for the linen finish)
100 RSVP Postcards - FREE (except I had to pay an extra $9.99 to have the backside in color, 100 envelopes included which I will use for our Thank You cards instead)
50 Oversized Postcards (horizontal) for the belly band squares - FREE (there are 6 per postcard, so I actually have 300 squares...100 for the invitations and 200 that I'll figure out something to do with lol!!)
100 Oversized Postcards (vertical) for the Thank You cards - the first 50 were FREE, the next 50 were only $15 (I'll just have to fold them in half to make them look like cards)
If you look at my last post, you'll see pics of the 2 sets of address labels that I also ordered which actually got here on Saturday...I'm not really sure why they shipped them separately cause I ordered everything all at once, but who cares!!
140 Address Labels for our invitations - FREE
140 Address Labels for our Thank You cards and for everyday use - $8.98 (I had to pay a little for these since I already got one set for free)
I had a total of 5 different designs that I uploaded - all for FREE
TOTAL before shipping - $89.71
Shipping ("Slow" 21 day shipping) - $16.50
GRAND TOTAL - $106.21!!!
My goal was to only spend about $100 on 100 invitations and RSVP postcards...and I was definitely able to accomplish that!! You gotta figure that the Thank You cards and address labels that go along with them weren't really apart of the grand total for the invitations...so if you subtract them, then I actually only spent $82.23 for everything that I needed for our invitations themselves!! Of course I've also bought some cardstock and scrapbooking paper to add to them, so all in all it'll still probably come to $100...so I'm very happy with all of my purchases and I can't wait to start assembling everything!! I will definitely post up more pics as soon as they're ready to be mailed!!
4 months and counting!!
And our address labels already arrived from VistaPrint!!
Hey Ladies!! OMG I can't believe that we're already at the 4 month countdown at this point!! After being together for 7 years in January and then it'll be 6 YEARS that we've been engaged in June...well this wedding has just seemed like a really LONG time in the making so it's still a little hard to believe that there's only 4 months left at this point until our wedding day on August 7th, 2009!! We have a busy weekend coming up and I'll post something about that later this week...I'm just so happy to finally be getting things done and getting alot of the major things checked off of our list!!
Ok...onto our address labels from VistaPrint!! Thank you so much to everyone who voted on these and who tried to help me decide between some of the designs that I had been considering. Based on all of your votes, I narrowed it down to 2, but after that I still couldn't decide, so I order both of them lol!! I ordered the ones that are mainly blue with a touch of pink to go along with our invitations because I think they look a little bit fancier and slightly more elegant than the other ones...but I was still completely in love with the other design with the colorful squares. So I decided to order those too and use them after we're officially married, so they'll be for the Thank You cards and also just for everyday use after we're married!! Let me just say that I'm EXTREMELY happy with how they turned out and I'm VERY impressed with their quality!! I order everything on March 31st and these arrived on Saturday, April 4th...and then I got an e-mail saying that the rest of my order (invitations, RSVP postcards, Thank You's, etc.) should be here tomorrow...so I'm SUPER excited about that!! By the way...I only paid for the "slow" 21-day shipping and look at how quickly I already got our address labels and then I should be getting everything else tomorrow...so YAY!! Hooray for VistaPrint!! I'm soo glad that I decided to order everything through them after all!!