Post # 1
I love all DIY projects BUT I am having some form of wedding “writer’s block.” I haven’t been able to decide on my centerpieces or invites! My colors/theme is black, ivory, and shamrock green with damask patterns. The wedding and reception will be located at an outdoor lake resort back in my hometown. I’m getting married 5/28/2011 so I really need to get going on these invites, we want something casual and fun but still elegant enough for a wedding!
Post # 3
Are you creating your own invites, then? What I did to force myself into a decision was give myself separate deadlines. For instance, I had to have three different designs planned out by the end of the day, and I had to make a decision on which of them I liked best at that time. I repeated the process a few times, but by the time you go through that, you’ve explored a ton of options and you’ll be more ready to commit.
I was awful about picking out my centerpieces, and I think I’m the last person who should be advising anyone on them, but I would try sketching things out and looking through magazines for ideas.
Post # 4
The first thing that came to my mind when it came to the invites was to use damask on them and throw in some of the shamrock green on some of the wording like the names. That in a black envelope sounds beautiful to me. If there was another way to add maybe some more of the green with a ribbon or something would be good too.
I’m can’t really think of much for centerpieces but here’s some pics to hopefully help. I do kinda like combining both photos. Black table clothes, with damask like pic 1 and floral arrangement like pic 2 but flowers in ivory.
Post # 5
I kind of had the same problem. Like… there are so many options and you only get to do this once, right? For invites I decided first on a style (no magic here, just tried to find something that kind of spoke to me) then I decided to just write down whatever came to mind. Its always easier to modify an existing draft then to start fresh and try to make it perfect I think.
For centerpieces, my mom and I just wandered around Hobby Lobby throwing anything at all I liked into the cart, then we holed up in the back corner of the store and just starting putting things together until we had something we liked.
Overall I think the thing is to just DO it. You can’t let yourself get psyched out by making a decision.
Post # 6
THANK YOU SO MUCH! All such wonderful ideas!!! I really like the deadline idea and I’m a huge fan of Hobby Lobby! I like those invites as well and I’m pretty sure I could even make those! Thanks again!
Now I gotta get this stuff done! HA!
Post # 7
What I did to get myself motivated and to stay on track was write out a complete list of every project/thing that I had to do before the wedding and split it up in the months before. Then as I get projects done, I draw a smiley face next to that one. 🙂 It only took about an hour or so (and “decide on reception decorations” was one too!), and now it is SO helpful to look through and see what I’m behind on or what I can get ahead on. PM me if you’d like to see it; I wouldn’t mind sharing, although it would be personalized to my wedding needs/decor.