I did a dumb thing and unwittingly over-wrote the database of this blog while working on the new site design for Wed Zeppelin... which is probably no big deal since it's all done and over with and I don't think I'll be getting married again any time soon.

The short and long of it is, if you want to have an awesome rock-concert-themed wedding: avoid Customized Girl unless you want to pay a lot of money for what looks essentially like an iron-on transfer. Also, they screwed up my order in a really stupid way. That is, someone who was either blind or an idiot checked off on an item (by hand!!) that was clearly not the same as the item in the preview picture. It was beyond unacceptable, it was ridiculous. The only favorable thing I can say about them is that I got my refund back fast.

We also used San Diego Stage and Lighting. They were OK, except that they printed the monogram gel backwards and tried to overcharge us for set-up and delivery.

On the bright side, The Pick Guy is the ultimate in custom guitar picks. 123Print! is great for invitations, and Sir Cooper is super for reasonably priced full-size posters in small quantities. If you're going to do concert ticket invites, go to Ticket Alternative instead of ordering "custom tickets" from an on-line wedding invite store, especially if you're ordering a large quantity. If I'd done it the other way, I would have spent at least $300 on invites, even if I was only sending one ticket per family and no other insert. Instead, I spent under $100 and everyone got a ticket, a card, and a promotional flyer.

The wedding itself, though it didn't go entirely as planned, was a hit. We couldn't have done it without the help of our friends and family. And SCEA, who lent us a lot of the concert equipment.