Post # 1
I am going to do our invites and save the dates myself, as I am a scrapbooker and I love this stuff. I showed a few people my save the dates and they loved them, and I think its okay that they are DIY because the theme my fiance wanted for them is a little out there and I couldn’t find it online.
These are the invites. I am planning on printing them on a cream colored heavy (110lb) cardstock, and inking the edges brown and tying a sage green ribbon at the top.
But, I’m afraid my invites will look too DIY and not fancy enough. We are trying to save a little on this end (I just can’t afford $800 for something I could do myself!), and I was just wondering your opinions on receiving a DIY invite.
Any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I think what you’ve described sounds fancy enough. Is your wedding extremely formal or more casual?
Post # 4
Our invitations are DIY and there has been no end to the compliments we’re getting. I wouldn’t worry about them looking DIY as long as you and your FI like them. I would only raise an eyebrow if I got something that the couple clearly put zero time or thought into – which, I am sorry to say, was how I reacted to my MOTHER’S wedding invite. (One page of printer paper, black ink, all text, mailed in a regular old business envelope. I know she’s my mom, but come on!)
For what it’s worth, I think your invitation is pretty. The green summer leaves mixed with the orangey autumn ones? Lovely. Screw anyone that goes, “Oh, well, I know that THEY like this, but it simply isn’t FANCY enough!” Weddings are about happy feelings, not fancy letterpress stationery.
Post # 5
I think the design is really cute!
The only thing that kind of bothers me is the font for the names is kind of blurred – looks like a stamp that wasn’t inked enough, and the other letters are really crisp.
Post # 6
@paigers91: It isn’t extremely formal, but still a Saturday evening wedding. We are going for a more rustic, country feel and we are having the reception in a hall that looks like a very large home.
@sarasouth: Thank you! I have put a lot of time into creating these, and then recreating them! Our colors are sage green and rust orange, so when I saw them in the tree, I fell in love! I agree that it is not about the invitations (and I love them) but then I got super nervous about it today! I don’t want my guests to feel like I am not putting thought and care into the things I am sending them
@metalbride: Thank you! I noticed that on the jpeg too, now I’m playing with some vintage typewriter fonts for the printed letters 🙂
Post # 7
I think they’re simple without being plain, and very clear and easy to read. I agree with metalbride about the font on your names, it looks a bit splotchy. Good luck!