(Closed) I know it’s not a competition, but….

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you have an aspect of your wedding you feel competitive about?
    Yes. I am very competitive! : (8 votes)
    23 %
    No. I am focused on doing what I want, but not making it "better" than something else. : (13 votes)
    37 %
    Somewhat. I would do it the same either way, but if it just *happens* to be better... Bonus points! : (14 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    But why? I’m genuinely curious.

    Post # 4
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I totally get you.

    I’ve loved hearing everyone tell me how cute and creative and fun my invites were. The only proiblem is that some people don’t understand invites that aren’t traditional.

    I’ve been working in photoshop for 6 years now and I felt like my wedding invites were the final exam for my PS education πŸ™‚

    Good luck in finding something awesome!

    Post # 5
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i understand.

    Post # 9
    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I understand completely!

    For me though, it’s not so much of a ” I have to have the most creative ” it’s more like “people expect me to be creative”  My extended family is always in awe of what my mom and sisters do.  We are just really good at being crafty/creative/organized.  Plus, we love putting time into all kinds of projects.  So basically, I need to have awesome invitations to uphold my reputation.

    Post # 10
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I TOTALLY understand! I have double the pressure because I owner and main designer at a graphic design & bridal invitation studio. My invitations have to be PERFECT!

    Selecting them has been such a HUGE process.. inspiration everywhere man. Can’t decide on anything for the life of me!

    Post # 11
    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    yes yes yes! i just got one of my high school friends invitatins, and they are cute, but totally look diy. and the magnet on the back keeps falling off so the invite falls off the fridge every couple of days.

    im doing pocketfolds (diy of course) and they will be awesome. i know people dont care as much as i do, and they throw them out, but i WANT to do them to a certain standard.

    and i LOVE doing something really cheaply that people think cost heaps of money – im a bargain queen by choice. i have my wedding spreadsheet spending section set up with two columns – spent and saved! makes me smile to see what ive saved too

    Post # 12
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I always think the invitations are important, and am actually disappointed when I get one that’s so plain or even boring and basic (or as my sister says ‘a big nothing’). My nephew’s fiancee saves all the ones she gets (and has for years) so that when it came time to do hers, she’d be able to pick the things she loved the most and possibly copy/replicate/use some of the elements of them. My daughter’s was the winner! πŸ™‚

    I hope you post them when done. I love seeing all the designs people come up with!

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