Post # 1
FI and I want to design our invitations, but we don’t really have a theme or colors…not sure where to start. Ugh! Inspiration – where are you?
Has anyone designed their own invitations? What do you base your idea on?
Post # 3
everyone else’s ideas 🙂 lol
Post # 4
that’s a good idea SugarSweetPink – believe me, I’m looking
but both my FI and I are creative people – I feel like we SHOULD be able to come up with something nice on our own. It’s so hard though 🙁
Post # 5
Have you picked out a theme/venue/colors/etc?
I think that helps…or drool over some things on etsy or WB 😉
Post # 6
we have a venue, kinda of a theme, but not really – working on colors. hehe
Post # 7
I started with an invite I really loved but didn’t want to copy. (also wanted to do something original!) Then I made tons of variations on it (orientation, fonts, visual elements) but all in the same color scheme. Then the idea gradually evolved, I added my colors (pink and green) and finally had about 4 final designs that looked nothing like the original. I showed them to people and chose my final one based on everyone’s opinions.
Just look at tons of other people’s designs and experiment. Good luck!
Post # 8
our entire wedding is ultimately based on our stationery pieces. we already had our colors, and when we found our garden-summery invitatoins, everything just fell into place.
start with your formality – informal, casual, formal, traditional, etc.
then your theme – garden, rustic, organic, contemporary, modern, whimsical, etc.
then your colors – you get the idea for that one.
then the emotions you would like to convey wiht your invitations, they shoudl set the tone for your wedding – playful, family, intimate, personal, formal, traditional, etc.
once you ahve those ideas in mind, inspiration will soon follow!