Post # 17
Apparently I’m on the other end…I LOVE invitations, I never throw out a pretty one, I could tell youoff the top of my head who’s were amazing and what they looked like. They set the tone, make you anticipate what’s to come…and then when you get to the wedding, the ceremony programs match the invites, my placecard matches the table numbers, oh swoon.
That doesn’t mean they have to cost a fortune, it means you have to be save, creative, and really put some thought into it. There are some breathtaking DIY invites on this board. If thge design stumps you, check out sites like Printable Press, Etsy, or Moira Design Studio who all sell their designs as DIY printable files.
Don’t loose heart, just get creative!
Post # 18
Oh I feel for you! I have total wedding envy over many aspects of many different weddings (Including an invitation I received for a wedding over 2 years ago – it was just… beautiful. And I can’t help comparing mine to hers every time…) But really? Like everyone else said already, the majority of us will just throw an invite (even a very pretty invite) in the bin eventually. And heck, I love my wedding invites because they’re exactly what our wedding is all about!
And I agree with Layla, your invites may cause someone else to have wedding envy! It never fails to surprise me how many people love aspects of my wedding when I have so much envy as well 🙂
Post # 19
I agree with Mrs. Dee to Bee…at the beginning of planning I rated what was most important to me and what I could careless about. My wedding invitations ranked pretty low on my priority list as I am pretty sure they will end up in most people’s trashcans. I ordered a DIY kit and designed my invitation template using a Fleur de lis and so far I have gotten lots of compliments on how they look. I am willing to spend a little more moneyand time on other aspects, but not on the invitation. So, don’t be envious. I am sure that the things you want to spend more time and effort putting together will pay off. For your friend, the invitations were that thing and the fact that you noticed means that her efforts were worth while.