Post # 1
well, i made our sweet little STD’s and got a bit full of myself and my capabilities. i had the grandest of dreams to DIY our invitations. i found a master printer in Perth who was happy to come out of retirement to letterpress my designs for the most ridiculous price you could ever imagine. i sourced prices for crane’s lettra paper and calculated shipping from the US. i joined up istockphotos and downloaded some pretty borders. i purchased the suite fonts ‘burgues’ and ‘zaner pro.’ i spent long lovely hours fiddling and moving and fanging around with adobe illustrator. and today, i said to myself – it’s time to give up! so close, yet so far away! i thought that i could do it, but the headaches were just not worth it.
and so onto Bella Figura went I, and ordered these little beauties! the beautiful ‘Dolce.’ $1500 more than my DIY would have cost, but tonight i will sleep like a baby. i am a failure, and i could not be happier!
Post # 3
I’m glad everything worked out for you.
Post # 4
I love bella figura! Congrats on making an excellent choice 🙂 Gorgeous invitations!
Post # 5
Haha! So pretty! Love them.
I think DIY is cool if it’s within a person’s schedule & abilities and they’ll enjoy the process but I always say some things are worth paying extra for to NOT have to DIY.
Post # 6
Those are beautiful, good choice!
Post # 7
They are beautiful and I have letterpress envy!
Good luck on giving up the DIY BEFORE it made you crazy!
Post # 8
Those a gorgeous invitations!! There really are some items that look better when they are professionally done–totally worth the money spent and sanity saved!
Post # 9
oh, thank you all so much for your kind comments.
it was so hard to tell FI last night that the task was beyond me. he has suffered along with me – not that he was actually physically involved over the last 3 months with the whole illustrator circus, but he certainly was there through the moaning and the stress!
secretly, i think he is delighted that his bride’s sanity could be restored for under $2000! money well spent! and now i can go through the design process with professionals! (for whom i now have the utmost admiration!)