Engaged & Overwhelmed: 5 Simple Ways to Keep Calm After the Proposal

hand painted best wishes engagement cardEveryone knows the holidays are a popular time for engagements (and if you didn’t know, now you do). The cozy fireplace, the comfort of family, fluffy white snow, all that new year champagne! The romance is practically suffocating… unless you’ve gotten engaged. It was the loveliest time of the year and many of you out there probably have a new shiny ring on your fingers that wasn’t there just a couple of months ago. CONGRATULATIONS! The time post-proposal (if you can get yourself to stop thinking about it for a minute) can be a tad overwhelming, we know. The endless questions of when, what, and how don’t quite do the trick when it comes to calming those nerves. Of course, you’re excited. Who wouldn’t be?! But sometimes there comes a point where is all becomes a tad overwhelming (understatement of the year).

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13 Awesome Wedding Apps

Here at Postable we have a soft spot for all things tech. We do our best to make sending all things wedding mail related (gathering addresses & mailing out save the dates, invites, thank you cards, etc.) as easy as tech-possible. [Side note: we’re getting ready to make it even easier with a re-launch of the site! Woo!]

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Aside from sending out those wedding invites, planning a wedding involves a whole lot of organizing, to-do lists, inspiration browsing, and maybe a few more sit-ups than usual. The tech world is ready and at your service to make your wedding planning a whole lot easier.  Continue reading

8 Things to Include in Your Wedding Website

Got engaged? Congrats! Have you started to feel a panic attack forming somewhere in the depths of your soul? Don’t worry, wedding planning doesn’t have to make your head explode. This is one of those wonderfully magical oh-so-exciting times in your life that you should enjoy! If you’ve already managed to pick out your Save the Dates and have started thinking about your wedding website, we’re here to help. What to include in your wedding website isn’t rocket science. At the end of the day, it’s your wedding and what to include in your wedding website will be totally up to you. Man and woman sitting in street cafe with laptop, cheerful and smiling couple discussing plans

While it can be hard to navigate the dos & don’ts of weddings, we’ve made a list of 8 things you can include in your wedding website — if you so choose.

First of all, this is for you… If having a great wedding website makes you all fuzzy inside, then great! But try to avoid getting wrapped up in all the drama of having a greatest-ever wedding website — especially if your tech interests don’t go beyond the your text messaging app. Be honest with yourself and put in just the right amount of effort.

If you do choose to make a wedding website, it can serve as a really great informative tool for your guests. Even if some of the more elderly folks on your guest list will likely not visit your wedding website, it can be super helpful for the rest. Don’t forget to include your wedding website on your invites!

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How to (Gently) Nudge Your Guests for RSVPs

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Yeah, we know. You sent them Save the Dates. You gave them their own little RSVP card and a pre-addressed, pre-stamped return envelope. You let them RSVP online via your wedding website so they wouldn’t even have to get up and find a mailbox.

You made it so easy.

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BUT the wedding’s a few weeks away and a handful of your nearest and dearest (and apparently laziest) still haven’t RSVP’d.

WTF do you do?!

How do you (gently) nudge your guests for wedding RSVPs?

How do you make it clear that these aren’t exactly voluntary (you really need to give your caterer the real headcount)? But also, how do you avoid appearing like a crazy control freak?

We got you.

Step 1: Stay calm.

Easier said than done but speed dialing your college roommate and giving her a 20-minute lecture on what Respondez S’il Vous Plait means will help no one.

Step 2: Thank god that you planned your RSVP date wisely.

This step actually comes way before—back when you set your RSVP date a week or two before you need to give your caterer a final headcount.

Step 3: Pick up the phone and have your script in hand.

“Hey ____! Just wanted to make sure that you received our invitation. I need to give the final head count to the caterer by Friday and wanted to know if you’ll be able to make it. We really hope you can. Thanks!” Be upbeat. Be gracious. Put extra emphasis on that “need to give the final head count to the caterer” bit.

Step 4: Be safe, not sorry.

If you’re still listening to silence on the other end, plan for a few gatecrashers and tell your caterer they’re coming. If they still don’t show—hey, looks like someone gets an extra plate of salmon.