Post # 1
So, as much as I’d like to DIY everything for our wedding in September, it just doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
However, we are using our collective talents to really make the wedding show who we are as people. I am a journalism junkie, so I know how to format items on pages, use photoshop, the works. So I’ve taken a major role in making the printed items of our wedding be cohesive (as well as all that other bride-pretty-much-does-everything-thing). However, I got nothin’ compared to my fabulously talented fiance.
You see, he loves to draw, and although he doesn’t like to be called an artist, you certainly can’t argue with the art he produces (see below). My man drew our Save the Date postcards and we’ll be using another drawing of his for our invite. I am wicked excited.
So, my question to you is, what talents of yours are you using for your wedding? Do you think you have a certain expertise when it comes to one section of your wedding?
PS: This may or may not be a gratuitous opportunity to show off my guy’s wicked awesome skills. Oh, and the black drawing will probably be put into a chocolate brown to better match our color scheme. [attachment=179914,13192] [attachment=179914,13193]
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Oh man, I wish I had the graphic design talents of some of the other bees. I guess I’m using my creativity nonetheless, and hopefully my writing ability will help make our wedding blog, invitations and thank you notes stand out in our guests’ minds!
Mr. MoSnow’s such a great artist!
Post # 4
Fiance is going to use his graphic design degree and design our invitations. I don’t have any great artistic talents, but I’m going to try to DIY as much as possible.
Post # 5
Such talent! Those are awesome!
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
I work in the advertising world, and even though I’m on the account service side of things, I have learned enough along the way to design our entire stationary suite for the wedding. I love to scrapbook as well, so I will be making our guestbook. It’ll be a scrapbook with photos of me and my Fiance throughout the years, with plenty of room for guests to write us notes.
I have yet to really think about anything else I plan on crafting at this point!
Post # 9
Cute!! I love his sketches. It has to feel great to you to have not only an invite, but a keepsake because it is now so personal!
I’m a graphic designer so I’m making all of ours… but that’s also a curse! I can’t decide what I want to do because I have too many ideas! lol
Here are some I’ve done for friends and family.
For Kaycee’s daisy one, I made light blue gatefold cards and put the invite inside them, wrapped it in a yellow ribbon with a monogram on it. It was a LOT of work, but not hard, and it was so cute when it was put together that is was very worth it.
Then for my cousin I made a leafy branch one. I had so many people like it that I opened an etsy shop haha. I’m also an illustrator though, so I don’t know if I want to draw mine by hand or do it on the computer. AHH!! DIY is good and bad at the same time. 🙂
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Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
@Mo: Show off your mister’s talent! No shame! The sketch will look lovely in chocolate brown.
@LLauRRa: I love the Jim & Pam invite! So cute! :o)
I’m doing a little bit of everything for our wedding. I’ve designed the save the dates, invtiations, maps, menus and programs. With the help of Cricut, I’ll be making the seating cards to hang on the manzanita tree that Fiance and I made together. Monogram wreaths, silhouette plaques, direction signs, baking the favors, coloring books for the kids… all sorts of things. It’s fun for me and keeps the stress levels down.