Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wedding: My DIY philosophy.

I realize especially after completing our Save the Dates that yes, DIYing is very time consuming and can be quite stressful, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I considered scrapping my DIY plans and just picking an invitation suite with Save the Dates included out of a catalog, but then I realized that wouldn't be true to me. I wanted the creative freedom for everything to look uniform with our wedding theme. By doing my own Save the Dates I was able to customize them to our wedding website, all the same font types that are used in our Save the Dates are used throughout our website as well. I was able to use the same paper and colors that I've been using for various other projects (like the one pictured) from my bridesmaid badges. I loaded up on Martha Stewart paper while it was on sale at Michael's. I'm pretty sure I took every piece of green, brown, and teal paper in the Martha Stewart section at my local Michael's. Michael's coupons are key ;)

I love being crafty, I love being creative and creating things. And I believe that if I didn't enjoy being crafty in the first place I probably would've scrapped the idea a long time ago. But the fact of the matter is that DIYing is part of who I am and what I like to do. DIYing your wedding is definitely not for the faint of heart. If you aren't into craft projects in the first place, I wouldn't recommend the DIY route even if it does save you money. It'll save you a lot less stress and headache in the end if DIYing isn't your forte. I am by no means discouraging you all to DIY, but just be warned that you will need to dedicate plenty of time and much of your sanity to the whole process.


Tina Marie said...

I made my invitations as well. Although, I recruited a few helpers to save time. But I would agree that it would not have felt right to pick something that was already made by someone else, so I'm glad I didn't. Oh, hubby and I were looking at your wedding website, and we love it. Such a great idea!

3 o'clock walk said...

Thanks Tina! Yes I'm thinking once I start the whole invite process I'll have to assemble my "team" of bridesmaids ;)

Tina Marie said...

Oh yes definately! I'm sure they will be happy to help!

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