When you’re on a tight budget for planning your big day, it’s good to know people. Lucky for me, it seems that everyone in my bridal party knows someone or has an awesome talent that they're willing to contribute.
Case in point: My roommate (also bridesmaid) is a talented artist. So when I asked her to be part of making my vision for the invitations come to life, she jumped at the chance.
Doing DIY invitations is actually a lot more involved than you might think. Or at least more involved than I had thought. There’s the colors, the paper size, the font, the wording, deciding whether or not you want artwork or letterpress—the list goes on and on. So, knowing all that, I must be crazy to try and tak
I love how they turned out. Not much fuss and they get all the information across in a unique way. I hadn’t seen anything like it yet and was so excited to send them out!
Now it was time for the invitations. For most everything so far, Eric and I have been way ahead of the game, but I had been putting the invitations off because I knew they wouldn’t come as easy as those save-the-dates. When another bridesmaid (her talent: wedding details/planning) told me we should start thinking about invites, I kind of started to panic. But she reassured me that she had done this all before and could help me work it all out, one thing at a time.
To get started, I perused Pinterest for inspiration (the problem I have is that I think so many things are pretty!) and found a few things I really liked. I knew I wanted the vibe of the invite to be romantic and artistic, and asked my roommate to draw the top half of the invite. Here’s a preview!
Up next: My graphic artist extraordinare bridesman (yes, you did read that right—bridesman) will take my roommate’s creation and turn it into the final invitation.
To tie all the stationery together, I think we’ll probably order another stamp or two from the same Etsy seller, perhaps a "thank you" stamp and/or an address stamp.
Doing things DIY can be hazardous when they’re last minute, but if you plan for them I think they can really help your own vision come to life (and help save money). These invitations seem much more manageable when they are done thoughtfully, one step at a time!