Post # 1
Invitations have been so stressful! I diy’d our save the dates and wasn’t too happy with them so the pressure is ON for our invites. I’ve made a couple designs and done a LOT of revisions but I’m still not happy! I really wanted to do them myself but I’m about to give up and purchase a design.
The sad part is…I think the designs I’ve made for other people (just did a whole suite for a friend) are lovely…I’m just so hard on myself to be perfect! And DIY is not fun or easy anymore!
Anyone else got any DIY stories to share? lol
Post # 3
Lol I guess I AM the only one….
Post # 4
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
@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 # 6
@bells: I’ve tried…I worked on it a little more yesterday and came up with something I think is sort of acceptable…I think I’m just being too hard on myself.
@med700: Yeah I think a break is in order:) At least for a couple days!
Post # 7
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
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
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.