We had a cover which used the same illustration that I made and used on our invitations and thank you cards. These little doodles of us (done to scale haha) still melt my heart. The first page, again starts with a thank you. This was really what was important- letting our friends and family know how thankful we were for their presence. It meant the world to us. We also mentioned AGAIN the unplugged ceremony- it was very important to me. As a photographer myself, I didn't want iPhones and iPads in my photos. I wanted faces of people I love.
The second page was the 'order of events' of the day of the wedding. Detailing out the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and reception and any information they needed to know. The third page, our story. By this point most of these people already knew our story, but we included it anyways. The next page was about our awesome wedding party- gosh I love those humans. We gave them some funny little wedding related awards under their names as well. Then I added one more of our engagement photos.
Next up the fun fact pages. This was FUN to make and FUN to read. Included on it was important dates for our relationship, some fun wedding planning numbers such as number of venues and number of dresses tried on. We recognized a few guests who traveled EXTREMELY far, illustrated our guest's hometowns on a map, and mentioned our honeymoon. I admitted a bridezilla moment so we could all have a good laugh about it (yes I bought a dress in 30 minutes. yes I had a meltdown the next day crying on the kitchen floor of my parents house while my fiance and brother stared at me and told me to get it together. yes I called my grandpa in a panic and he told me I need to talk to my mom about this kinda thing. It happened, we figured it out- shout out to The Dress Theory in Seattle who acted like I wasn't a total nutcase and helped me find the right dress)
I had some fun looking at all of the types of people we invited from our lives. Family, college friends, high school friends, gym friends, work friends, teammates, etc etc etc. Its the one time of our lives when all of our crews were together in one spot. I did a little pie chart to illustrate this and to this day my gym friends still refer to themselves as "the 7 percent". I also went to back to where this whole planning all began- Pinterest. I had accumulated 5 or so boards by this point (probably more) and added up all of the images I had saved as inspiration at point of planning. HAHA RIDICULOUS. We ended it with our 3 favorite parts of wedding planning which I thought was hilarious, and extremely predicatble.