July 16, 2002
Invation Miscalculation

So last night's meltdown was over the guest list. (It's funny how it's not news anymore that a meltdown occurred; the only news is what the meltdown was over.) It's hard to describe exactly what happened, but it started when I tried to understand the relationship between the Contact List spreadsheet Al & I compiled and the list of people Al's dad compiled. Miscommunications, hostilities, and tears ensued.

We resolved it by talking through all the people on our respective lists and explaining who they were and why they were invited. It was a really cool conversation, actually—one I've been wanting to have for a while because I'm very interested in Al's family and how they're all connected. Our theme for the wedding weekend is A Family Union, so this was an important first step for us in uniting our respective families.

One thing we both noticed when we were going over the list, however, was that we'd made a stupid error when we ordered invitations: we'd estimated how many we'd need based on the number of guests, not on the number of households, so we're going to have about 50 more invitations than we need. Oops!

Posted by Lori at July 16, 2002 12:09 PM