Post # 1
This post got me started thinking about my invitations again.
I’ve been making invitations for weddings for about four years now. Each of my friends has gotten their own custom made (high-effing-quality) invites at a redic. deal since I decided not to be a designer but an IT Tech instead. Design is my hobby now and not my job, so I get tons of creative release from making invites for others and therefore don’t charge much.
Exhibit A – Sorry for the bad pic – this was a pre-print/mock-up
Anyways, I am now feeling pressure for my own invites because everyone went gaga over all of those I’ve done previously so mine should have singing angels and confetti poppers or something…except I have no ideas. Like…zero. I can’t even think of where to start. I am doing two wedding’s invites for 2014 and I am further on those then I am on my own. Blech.
I’m doing the vintage, shabby, chic, backyard, farm wedding (because its cheap) and I can’t even think of where to begin for invites. I know we won’t have our pictures on them like almost evey one found on wedding-paper-divas and I’d like it to be rustic but not flowery (because I promised FI I wouldn’t go overboard on flowers).
You guys have any ideas to help me get *something* on paper? Anyone else feel stressed about DIY? Should I just buy them online so I don’t feel so much pressure?
Post # 3
@suburbian: I think it’s going to stress you out if you do them online, because errrrrrbody is going to ask why you didn’t make them youself because of your high talent grade skills. Also, you shouldn’t get someone else to do it unless you just happen to fall IN LOVE with someone else’s design. Just because you will be able to put love into them no one can.
The only advice I could think of is to get as personal as possible? Like as in, the amount of detail and quirck that would apply only to you and your fiance. I feel like wedding invites miss that a lot. So start small, with something simple and if it’s trash throw it out, or build onto it.
Post # 4
@DarthBetty: I like the idea of becoming very personal with it. It’s one of the reasons the above invites went over so well – the bride and groom share a passion of music but couldn’t find invites to represent that. So now I just have to think about things that are personal to us?! Off the top of my head all I have is our local background and love of the country…and dogs! I think I might ba able to brainstorm on this…
Thanks so much!
Post # 5
When I am stuck on a design project, I start with ONE thing that I know I want – I find a font I love, or a color scheme, and then just play around with it. It’s okay if you make fifty iterations and scrap 49 of them. Try not to feel the pressure and just have fun with it.
What is your favorite thing about your venue? What are your colors going to be? If you could convey the desired atmosphere of your wedding to your guests in two or three words, what would those words be? What is one concept or physical thing you and your fiance both want to be at your wedding?
If you don’t like flowers, how about lace?