07/06/2010
pissed
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Unpredictably CRAZY!!
My latest WTF! Drama...

SERIOUSLY?!! That's all I can say. This will be lengthy and I am sorry.

I had BEYOND a long weekend. I spent DAYS prepping for my Daughters graduation party on Saturday. My dearest friends 2 daughters didn't want to leave so I had 6 kids in my house the whole weekend! Saturday was longggg and Sunday was the 4th. Another long ass day and night with 6 kids and a messy ass house.
Monday my friend came here to get her girls and help me put together 220 wedding favors. This took us HOURS and HOURS..seriously. She was here till 8 pm.
After she left I finally got to clean and then sat down to finish our invites to mail them out by today.

-I first had to print 120 labels.

-Then number the RSVP card to each invite to match our list (for those that you KNOW will forget to add their damn name to the RSVP card)

- I then had to add a belly band to each pocket fold, then add the monogram sticker

-Then stuff the envelope, lick it, add the return address label..

Painstaking is an understatement. By 3 am I was almost done. I got to invitation number 90 and for some reason felt the NEED to look at our RSVP post cards.
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!! OUR RETURN ZIP CODE IS WRONG!!!!!!

Oh yes, you read it correctly. Their postcards. Already stamped postcards. I flipped a LID, broke down and started crying my eyes out.
How the HELL could I have MISSED this? Chris proof read them for me (half ass apparently) and said "looks good!"
THE ZIP CODE IS WRONG!!!!!!!!
I called the post office this AM in a panic. They said if the city & state is correct (yes) that it will go to the other citys zip code first before making it to OUR correct zip code, then I will "eventually" get the RSVP card..remember this is a postcard..
thats not good enough! I need a head count!
Want to know what I have to do now?

-re print 120 address labels
-rip open 102 invitations, remove 102 belly bands, white out the 3 and make it a 2 on the postcard, re add the belly band, re stuff and lick the envelope...you get the idea. OVER 100 FRECKIN TIMES!!!

I am a wreck. It is sooo much work that I have to do and I just sit here unable to even start the LONG painful process of our stupid ass mistake!
I had to rush out today and find 130 NEW envelopes (5x7) too because I dont have time to re order anything at all.
I am a basket case. Its 12 midnight and I cant even THINK of attempting this. I am just to frazzled.
How stupid can someone BE!!!
babygirlnaenae's Black wedding
 |  Fontana, CA, USA  |  07/06/2010  | 
Shayne... i'm so incredibly sorry :(  I did something very similar to this at work today, and I cried.. and yelled "f my life!!!" and my boss just looked scared.  I wish I could help. :(  Hang in there!
deneanrae's Blue wedding
 |  Red deer, AB, Canada  |  07/06/2010  | 
AHHH shayne I would flip too! I think you need to put the invites down and go sleep, destress! the last thing u need to do is look at those invites again. Come back with fresh eyes tommorow lol, youll feel so much better. and dont beat yourself up over it...happens to the best of us... for me it was the postage lol.
ccranetobe's Orange wedding
 |  Melbourne, Andorra la vella, Australia  |  07/06/2010  | 
you need to go to bed and sleep. And then.. get chris and the kids to give you help on this. You do NOT need to do it all alone.
Ive i lived around the corner I would be around in an instant to help you do this but *Hugs* from around the globe.
tashasita's Purple wedding
 |  Ottawa, ON, Canada  |  07/07/2010  | 
Oh damn that is frustrating! I'm so sorry! I agree about putting them down and going to sleep. Take a step back from it. Lord knows you're busy but take a bit of time to yourself today, I don't care if it's 10 minutes. Just take time to breathe.

Agree with ccranetobe, employ your children, husband, friends, whoever. Don't tackle this on your own.
zana927's Blue wedding
 |  Claremont, NH, USA  |  07/07/2010  | 
I agree... get some rest and then come back to them... Also you should think about going to your local Staples and getting Evelope Moisteners with adhesive... they look like little bingo dobers and it makes things a little easier than licking all those envelopes!!
macbride's Orange wedding
 |  Hamilton, ON, Canada  |  07/07/2010  | 
Awe I hope you feel better! Agreed with the ladies above. Take a little break even though you want to send out the invitations now. When you come back to the project, it will hopefully go more smoothly.
camyam73's Black wedding
 |  Barrie, ON, Canada  |  07/07/2010  | 
I am very glad this was still findable (i mean the post!)...  I read this VERY late last night and didn't quite have the energy to reply then, (it was 2 am, VERY late for me!  LOL), but made up my mind to come and give you a virtual hug when I woke...

I know it seems awful, but believe me, it'll be ok!   Yes, you have some work ahead of you, but imagine the great story you'll have to tell in ten years...  plus, it really puts the focus back on what is important...  the people who are to come and share this wonderous day with you and your hubby to be...

SO, take a deep breath.  You can do this!  get your favorite chocolate to nibble while you work (and a towel to wipe your hands on of course!), put on your favorite movie, or music and remember...  very shortly you are going to marry the man you love, and nothing in this world can possibly stop that!

BIG HUGS!

Cammy
unpredictablebride's Black wedding
 |  Harvey, IL, USA  |  07/07/2010  | 
This is why I love my ladies!!! I didnt touch them last night. I sat and enjoyed looking and editing our pictures.. Tonight my son has a baseball tournament and I will enjoy that; then come home and start the process.

:)
browncurls's Blue wedding
 |  Hudson, FL, USA  |  07/07/2010  | 
Awwww Poor Thing! If I could Help I would!! Sorry MA!!
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Brenda Spiller
 |   |  04/13/2011  | 
Hi ! I bet with things like this you are glad the big day is all over. Hopefully you can laugh looking back now.
I have an online business... http://functioninvitations.info
Would be great if you'd allow me to link to your story on the invitations. It might help me get some clients. Would that be alright?
please let me know if its ok
Thank you
Brenda
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