Post # 1
so our wedding isn’t for another 10 months, but since i’m starting law school in may, i’d like to get EVERY detail planned and done before then…
i’ve made the decision to DIY my invitations, menu, program, std’s, etc with the help of the printing dept at my work.
i’ve seen around here a few sites/tutorials. but please forward me ANYthing you think will help in this process.
a step-by-step guide through the entire process would be nice! 😉 but i’ll take any suggestions!! PLEASE BEES!! 🙂
our colors are buttercup yellow and champagne (sucks for font coloring!! :T)
Post # 3
well, I didn’t go very formal, but I made all of my paper products except the Thank You notes (I gave up!)
Are you leaning towards mostly printing or also stamping? It might help us to know what type of craft you like to do.
I mostly do rubber stamping and did some embossing…also had some pearl adhesives and a few things w/ ribbons. For stamping, you can get a ton of inspiration from splitcoaststampers.com. I use Stampin’ Up! products mostly, but not exclusively.
Post # 4
I also am making all my paper products!
I have the designs decided on everything and am mostly done with the invitations (doing things a little backwards since I haven’t done the STD’s yet, but we know what we want). FH and I couldn’t find a beach invitation design we liked so I came up with something…I couldn’t find paper I liked and I ended up rubber stamping the disign on cardstock myself.
My only suggestion would be to work in pieces. I did all the stamping first, then cut, then the hand stitching and assmebly in small batches. I wasn’t about to sit down and do them all at once and making it into an assembly process has made it much faster!
Post # 5
Just find a consultant from Stampin’ Up or Close to My Heart (rubber stamping / scrapbooking companies). Host a party and invite your bridesmaids, mom, and friends. The consultant will show you lots and lots of great ideas to make your stationery look great!
Your friends will want to order some scrapbooking stuff, you’ll earn bonuses for hosting the party and for the stuff your friends order, and you’ll use those bonuses to get lots of great rubber stamps at discount prices. Get stamps with calligraphic letters, swirls, flowers, etc to decorate your invitations and such.
Don’t order your paper from these companies though. Buy it in bulk here:
Post # 6
I did pretty much all my paper products too – either through hand-crafting them or with the help of vistaprint.
Here is my tutorial of my thank-you cards.
And here is my tutorial for my pocket fold invitations.
Post # 7
Im doing all the paper products too. Its gonna be a lot, but it’ll be worth it!