- Mrs. LuvsDisneyland
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Let me start off by saying that I am a perfectionist/control freak who happens to love paper. So with that said, you can imagine the amount of homework and man hours that went into creating our wedding invitations.
I,of course, started by doing some homework online and checking out some of the ideas that were out there. Once I figured out the style that I wanted, it was then a matter of figuring out if I could actually pull it off. After all, the things I wanted to create at the beginning were merely figments of my imagination and theories of how this project could be accomplished.
My next step was to research how to actually make the invitations. I read and watched countless articles and video clips in order to educate myself on how to make pocketfold invitations, how to create simple clip art/vector images and how to heat emboss, on top of other countless “crafty” things.
Once I finished my reconnaissance mission, I then made several trial runs with some cheaper card stock and construction paper just to give myself an idea of what the finished product could potentially look like and if I even had the skills and talents required to pull this off.
Luckily I managed to grab a hold of some sort of hidden artistic and crafting talents to pull this off. Needless to say, I am incredibly proud of myself and extremely happy with the results, especially since I’ve never done anything like this ever!
The perfectionist in me,does however, have one minor regret and it is that I was not able to letterpress the invitations, but then again, that would mean having to research how to construct and then actually make my own letterpress machine. I just wasn’t up for that challenge – who knows, I might just be crazy enough to attempt it in the future.