(Closed) DIY invites – SO. MUCH. WORK!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Ugh, DIY projects always seem to take longer than I think they will.  I contemplated DIY my invitations but the more I thought about it the more I just didn’t want to deal with that frustration. 

Hang in there.  =)

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I haven’t started working on mine yet, although I’ve purchased a DIY invitation kit.  Kinda dreading it now, lol.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m in an LDR so I’m hoping piling on the DIY’s will make time pass faster, besides, I have almost 2 years for all this crap, lol =D

I’m sure your DIY’s will look great, you can always post for advice if you need reassurance!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am getting married next week and am done with my DIYs, but I realized that I have been doing projects 3-4 nights a week for five hours at a time since MLK Holiday.  It is insane!  What am I going to do with all of my time once I am married!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

DIYs do get tiring. I used to rotate from one DIY to another, so I would work on invites for a while and then switch to something different and then come back to the invites later

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I hear ya. I’m a DIY rotator (flip from one project to another), but all my DIY is done except invites. GAH!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

My invitations were pretty simple but they took me FOREVER to make lol! I was surprised at how long it took me. Probably one of the longest DIYs I did.

Post # 10
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2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Check out Miss Eagle’s blog posts from the last week. She DIYed LETTERPRESS invitations. Can you imagine?!? She’s a rock star.

I had one never ending project myself (painting our floral wreath monogram on two corn hole boards) and though my back was killing me throughout and my eyes were tired from squinting, seeing the end result was so satisfying.

Hang in there! I’m sure all that work is going to result in a fantastic invitation suite!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yeah, my DIY invites took WAY longer than expected, and I had the same concern re: looking “homemade.” I told Fiance I thought they looked like a crappy arts and crafts project, but you know what? My family LOVED them! They thought they were so unique and fit our personal style so well, everyone raved about them, and they all thought the workmanship was great (all I see are uneven edges and too much rubber cement, but whatev!). So don’t worry, run with it and enjoy it, and everyone will definitely love them! The work does pay off.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@mink:  You are too sweet! I’m not a rock star just an insane grad student with a mild paper obsession :).

 

I totally know how you feel OP. I’ve got to line our inner envelopes and finish a bunch of calligraphy still. It’s so much work. But my invites would have been thousands of dollars and I am just so darn cheap. And I like making stuff myself, it’s just invites is such a huge-scale project.

 

Take it one day at a time!! We share a date – when a you sending out invites? 

Post # 15
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147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Those are amazing!  I can’t push myself hard enough to get all my DIY invites done…

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Great job! I’m sure it sucked that it took so much time to make the belly bands but they turned out really wel!!! I also really like the calligraphy on the envelope. I was going to do calligraphy on our invites but time was running out too fast so I ended up printing labels. lol

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