- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
First of all I have a very very small budget and still want a fabulous wedding. My wedding is in May 2012. I was off to a good start before Christmas but now I’m starting to freak out.
I thought the wedding invitations were not going to be a big deal. Then I started looking for what I had in mind, but I can’t afford $800 for the invitations which is what the estimates have been…. I’m running out of time. So I thought ok I will just do them myself… how hard can it be 🙂 Well I’m now seeking quidance. I have been reading posts and researching… now I’m even more worried.
My idea (after I realized I couldn’t afford to just order what I want) is to:
- Pick a design (maybe Etsy)
- Order supplies (pocketfold, envelopes, card stock)
- Add stamping
- Ensemble invitations
This doesn’t sound dificult but it’s more complicated then I thought. I plan to send out about 90 invitations. I want the invitations to have a vintage feel and my color is eggplant. I started with trying to select the design. I want to add stamping, which a salesperson at PaperSource showed me how to do and it seems easy 🙂 So I was about to order a design and I decided to look at the cost of all the other items, which is really starting to add up. Now I’m wondering if there is a better option I”m not aware of. I want a pocketfold for the invitation. I have ordered some samples since there are so many shades of purple. Eggplant hasn’t been too easy to find.
Anyway, I’m looking at all the various sites with supplies but I guess I’m getting a little overwhelmed since I really didn’t plan for this to take so much time.
My wedding is a destination wedding at a small inn in the mountains. My main DIY projects are: Antique brooch boutiques, all decor (centerpieces, chair decor, arbor, napkin rings, etc.,), favors, gift baskets for each hotel room, making veil, pretty much redesigning the top of my dress … basically everything except that I’m hiring a caterer, reserved a venue, videographer, and photographer.
This wouldn’t be such a big deal but I’ve been helping my mom move for months along with selling my house, looking for a new job, and having health issues.
Any suggestions??? I’m just hoping you guys can help and I also just wanted to vent. Sorry for the rambling 🙂