(Closed) Any other DIY Brides wake up wondering AM I CRAZY?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Why dont you look for a design that you do like and essentially just copy it, or get the ones from michaels that you just print on?

Post # 5
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@kate169: Is there anyway you can walk away from the project for a few days or a week?  I was having invite drama (“DIY or purchase” over and over in my head – crazy!) and gave it a week off, didn’t even LOOK and in the end realized that purchasing a pre-made suite was my idea of a good time 🙂  Also, it gave me more time to DIY other projects.


Post # 7
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

YEP! I definitely took on too much, and dropped a couple of projects (space ended up becoming an issue, anyway).

I thought I’d save money by doing my own invites, but by the time I bought three types of paper, ribbon, a hole punch, the “right” tape, then more ribbon becasue the first one was too thin…I think I ended up spending more. BUT, they are unique!


Post # 8
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

For me, my DIY invites were kinda an ongoing project with lots of tweeking.

First they were just a card, then they evolved to a pocket fold, then I added embelishments to the pocket folds…then I decided I went a bit overboard on the embelishments.

THEN I decided I wanted to DIY lined envelopes. It all came together from there, but is WAYYYYY more work.

Post # 9
18 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

Are you doing all the invites by yourself? If you do, then that will indeed be stressful. Maybe you can take a rest for a while, a few days to a week. Then, ask some friends or your siblings, if you have some, to help you out. They don’t need to do the design; they can simply help you cut stuff, paste things, or other small things that, if added up, will make the creation of your DIY invitations a lot easier and faster. 

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