Let’s Talk Weddings!
I recently received an email from a reader asking about my wedding invitations. I realized that this is something that I’ve never had the chance to discuss here on the blog, since this was well before I even started blogging. So I jumped on the chance (or excuse) to talk about another aspect of the best day of my life!
So when Jay and I first started looking for invitations, it was a bit of a struggle.
He couldn’t have cared less, I’m a bit indecisive…
It wasn’t until after we finally committed to, and purchased, our invitations, that I came across some amazing sites that sell a plethora of beautiful invitations. Now, when a friend asks, I always recommend the wedding invitations from David’s Bridal. Yup! Believe it or not, they have a huge selection of not only invitations, but everything else from place cards, to programs, to menus.
Too bad I hadn’t known about them before I paid a pretty penny!
Nonetheless, I was actually still able to save a good amount of money by committing to taking care of some of the work myself.
Yes, I was about to jump into the world of DIY and it was a big commitment. It was a bit scary at first, but I have some great friends who were more than willing to help out!
My big DIY task was to take my plain (but pretty) invitations and jazz them up a bit with some rub-on snowflakes to match our snowflake-themed décor.
Once I saw what the price difference would be between a more plain invitation and one with embossed pictures, etc., I figured it would be silly for me to spend the extra moola when it was something I could easily do myself.
After a little searching, I was able to find these glitter rub-on snowflakes at A.C. Moore and actually wiped their stock out completely.
Hey, when ya have 200+ invitations to decorate, you need lots of snowflakes.
So the first step you have to do with these is cut out the image the way you want to use it. I suggest having a small bowl/basket on hand so you don’t accidentally knock them all over the floor…more than once.
Next, simply place your rub-on wherever you’d like it to go on the invitation and hold it in place (either by hand or with low tack tape).
Use a popsicle stick (they should be provided in the package) and firmly rub the entire surface of the on the image onto the surface.
When taking off the backing, make sure to do it slowly! There were a few times where I tried taking it off too quickly, only to realize it wasn’t totally transferred and ended up ripping.
That’s actually what happened with this leftover invitation that I still have…a little quick with the rippage. Woops!
TA-DA! You’ve got yourself a jazzed up invitation!
Not only was it nice to be able to save a few extra dollars, but I actually really enjoyed being able to say that I helped design my own invitations.
Now, had I been stuck doing all 200+ invitations on my own…well, we might have had another story here. But like I said, I have some awesome friends who were more than willing to help out!
If you’ve got the time, it’s definitely a fun project. Hey, who knows, maybe I’m a closet DIY’er after all?
Question for the Day:
Do you like to DIY? What kind of projects do you (or did you) like to take on??