Post # 1
I was enjoying the DIY boards and thought about this. What was your biggest DIY mistake?
When I first got engaged I was really excited to put together the guest list and start making the invites. I researched where to buy everything, sent my parents a detailed cost breakdown, and they gave me the go ahead.
Only after rubberstamping 240 envelopes (3x each) and 240 thank you envelopes (2x each) did I realize that I. Didn’t. Need. An. Envelope. For. Every. Guest. Duhhhh.
Post # 3
LOl i am sorry but i really had to give a little giggle at that … perhaps you could use them some other way???
ummm well i had a few rough trials but i guess my biggest ones were Printing my own Invitations…. I could not get them lined up properly even with the corresponding layout program in the end the invitations turned out ok
I would say printing our Envelopes…. the addresses on our RSVP cards looked fab… but when i tried to print on the big envelope… sometimes my printer would drag and smudge and i dunno some of them just well are a mess but i am too that point where i dont even care… im gonna blame it on postal handling LOL
Post # 4
hand addressing my STD’s – seriously by the time i got thru the 80 addresses it looks like i gave them to my 4 year old niece to pen.
im getting a calligrapher for the invitations. lesson learned! lol
Post # 5
@FutureMrs.Harless– I laugh at it myself so no apologies needed 😉 I just love how I didn’t think it through until AFTER two days of rubber stamping…and that my parents obviously were paying really close attention to my details about what I was buying!
And what is with that printer smudge? Luckily mine will be covered up by stamps. But for the envelopes I am hand-delivering I had to make a “hand-delivered” stamp to cover up the smudge. I wonder if anyone has figured out how to prevent that.
@spaganya– I wonder if anyone even gave it a thought when they saw their STD. I bet not. It’s just so easy to recognize every imperfection in our own work…especially when doing diy stuff in quantities of 50,100, etc. A calligrapher for your invites sounds wonderful though–do something fun for yourself with the free time you get from relieving yourself of that task!