It’s coming down to the wire to get these invitations printed out, addressed and in the mail. The invites and reply card were designed by the fabulous Nicole Tips (@nicintx) whom I originally met on Twitter, so that part is taken care of. What I also wanted to include is a postcard sized slip of paper with additional information about the wedding such as our wedding website, directions, and hotel information.
So I figured I’d go into Word and make postcards 4 to a page and take them to Kinko’s, have them cut and then include them in the invitation suite. Easy breezy, right???
First of all I couldn’t figure out how to do the damn postcards. I went on Twitter and my peeps were no help. I went to Mr. Google and found something that was helpful but there was one way to do it with Word 2003 and another way to do it in Word 2007. I have Vista (sucks ass by the way) and Word 2007. Word 2007 is a total re-design with crazy menus and looks nothing like the Word I had come to know and love. If I could have ran up on Bill Gates in a dark alley last night, he woulda gotten shanked!
So then I got a postcard template from Microsoft Office online, deleted out the prior text and clip art in the template so it became blank and then spent the next 2 hours cussing as I copied what I needed into all 4 postcards on the page. Needless to say, I have a new-hound respect for my administrative professionals. Ya’ll are some effing magicians. For real. I won’t be taking anymore PowerPoint presentations for granted EVER AGAIN.
This further erases any guilt I may have previously had about not being more of a DIY type bride. I cannot eff with that type of stuff. It is not me and I just need to go ahead and pay for what I need done going forward.
So the little funky postcards are done and I am a DIY #FAIL. LOL!!!
Having been soundly defeated and worn out by a software program at that point, I finished drinking my iced tea and then went to bed.