Post # 1
I have decided that DIY is the way to go for me.
I know what i want and it is quite elaborate (but also inexspensive). I am doing a dl size invitation box. It will have a 10cm width piece of lace across the middle of the lid and along the bottom of the box. Ontop of the lace on the lid towards the top will be a piece of vellum with our names and wedding date. With a small line of ribbon with a bow underneath followed by some pearls and rhinestones. Inside the box will be the actual invitation secured to the base with a piece of ribbon up the top and a pearl buckle. Underneath the lid you will find the accommodation card, wishing well card and rsvp postcard secured by a bow tied ribbon for easy removal. I will post inspiration pics below so you get the idea.
My actualy question is . If you were to do something like this, how long would you allow yourself to have it completed?
p.s I need to do 36 invites, i have 2 children(1 and 4) and i am currently studying my diploma.
Thanks in advance.
This is what the top of the box will look like, only with my colour ribbon and vellum and every second pearl a rhinestone.
The invite itself is pretty self explanatory and i dont have a pic of underneath the lid as i came up with that idea myself.
Post # 3
Can you order the materials you need and make a sample of one of the invitations for yourself to see how long it’ll take?
I’ve been working on my DIY invitations for quite a while and they’re not as elaborate as yours. I started earlier on by printing my invitations and designing around them, but I keep finding ways to make them better and I plan to put them all together in the next few weeks, so I can mail them out in the weeks after New Year’s.
Since you only need to make 30-40, you should be okay. I have to make 75. But I’d still allow for some extra time and try putting together a sample for yourself. You may be surprised that you need some other element you’re missing.
Post # 4
I’d give myself at least 5 months to procure all the supplies (that very well may be one of the more time consuming pieces) and assemble them.
Post # 5
I will start getting all my supplies now then. I want to have them sent out in march so that gives me 5 months from now (want to give plenty of notice, our wedding isnt happening in our hometown and not one guest lives there).
And since most of the supplies are coming from online they may take a while to get here. I wish i could start with something but i need to get the boxes first.
Post # 6
@miss-stacie-2013: Just throwing this out there, you can take a piece of cardstock or cardboard and do a mock-up using that.
Before I got all my materials, I tried mapping things out in their actual size/dimensions and that helped a lot with ordering and when it was time time to put them all together.