Post # 1
I am looking at all the GORGEOUS DIY invites on here, and I am asking, how did you DO that? Seriously, I am totally design challenged, no idea where or how to start. SO many neat images, designs, fonts, monogram thingies on your belly bands etc. Where does one start if they are completely design challenged?
Post # 3
well, you can always go pick up an invitation set at JoAnn’s or Michael’s. You can use coupons there to save you money. If you you would rather do something more crafty, maybe find a friend who is pretty good at designing and tellling them what you like and maybe between the two of you, you can come up with something nice. I make cards, so I was able to design it and since my mom is so much better than me, I had her look at the design. Luckily she was pretty happy with it as well.
Post # 4
Steal from others. I mean, you clearly see things you like – instead of coming up with a unique design, mix and match what you’ve already seen done until you come up with something you like.
Post # 5
I know exactly how you feel–it’s amazing what some of these girls can do! I don’t have a crafty bone in my body (creative, yes; crafty, no), so we totally copied stuff that other people did… We liked one girl’s envelopes from a design blog and another’s invites that had been posted in a “ways to do black and white” spot on the Brides website, so we combined their ideas and then built the other little details around those.
Post # 6
ha! i was just about to make a post asking the exact same thing! i can’t imagine doing what some of these girls (and guys!) do. i truly believe that if i had the design software and proper tools, mayyyyybeeee i could pull something off…but that stuff is so expensive, that i may as well just order the $500 invites! ARRGGHHHHHH!!!!!
Post # 7
Its all trial and error and having the courage to take it on! =) its fun once you get the hang of what your doing and playing with design ideas/color combos. Start with a smaller something, your wedding programs, or maybe an S.T.D. or Announcement. And there are so many tutorials and blogs out there to help or give tips/shortcuts!
GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE!
This is one of my favorite finds! It totally shows you each size of each paper you need to complete your pocketfold!
I myself decided to go Semi-DIYing…I purchased 2 sets of invites from Michaels (using 40% off coupons; separate transactions) and then im adding more info cards and jazzing up the font and colors since they are “printables”.
Post # 8
@Take The Reins: I downloaded a template from downloadandprint.com, then just went from there. My idea was totally not original, but I think they turned out great!
Post # 9
I agree with CupCakeMeg. I found inspiration for my DIY invitations by googling…a LOT. Then they just took on a life of their own! Mine were not THAT unique but took elements from a number of different sources. For example, I used the same M and matching font my gf used for her wedding 3 years ago. (And yes, one of our common friends recognized it!) I’m going to be honest, it took a LOT of time to get everything just the way I wanted it BUT it was TOTALLY worth it in the end!
Here’s a link to mine and it says what paper I used and what not:
Post # 10
I think that all the time. Some of you bees are so creative. I would have drove myself crazy trying to do them myself!! Kudos to you!! I dont know how you do it, but they all turn out so great.