Monday, May 21, 2012

DIY Wedding Invitations--No Set Pattern

In 1994 when Hubby Dearest and I met at 19, his youngest sibling, LaLa, was only 8 years old. You can imagine that her getting engaged last October and setting the date for this next October makes both of us feel quite old. I try not to focus too much on it since we adore her groom to be and pray they will be happy. Neither here nor there to today's post.

LaLa and I mesh on pretty much everything when it comes to weddings and such so I wasn't surprised when she said, "I pretty much want to remake your wedding." There are little differences here and there, and I am sure as we go more will arise. I have to say that the invitation idea is spectacular!
LaLa, Mom-in-Law, BridesmaidJ and I all gathered together yesterday to make invitations. LaLa brought sunflower stamps, a fall colored scrapbook stack with her chosen scheme of orange, country blue and browns, stamp colors and markers in the same hues, some ribbon, and various add ons from my plethora of swag. The best part was that LaLa just told us to go nuts. No two invitations will look alike. You would think that would cause an issue but as I watched the ideas unfold and everyone trying new things, I saw a collection of beautiful pieces of art being created.  

The down side of this is that everyone eventually ran out of creative juices. We have 15 down and around 85 more to go. At this rate we should finish the first week in August...that's about right for leave time, right? The kicker is that I also need to be getting the shower invitations together as well. That bad boy is August 11 so I may just make them all the same.

Hubby Dearest did have a pretty inspired idea of his own. He was joking with us about just sending an e-vite and being done with it. I remarked that with all the "green" initiatives, we could probably get away with it without too much "That's tacky" fall out. He also suggested that we could use the Bump-It App and bump the wedding programs onto everyone's smart phones as they arrived at the venue. These are not bad ideas if you have a pretty tech savvy guest list. Oh the world to come...


  1. Wow....the examples you are showing are beautiful.

  2. Here Post a wonderful wedding invitations. I like that invitations very much cause these have more colorful and attractive. i was use this app site to selected my invitations. that wedding app have a more variety of invitations. you just wanna see use that app and enjoy to select your favorite models.

  3. It is nice information to share about the wedding invitations. The wedding people itself has to choose or design their wedding invitation by themselves. My close friend has chosen the wedding invitation and also using the wedding app to plan his wedding.

  4. Hey! I know this iѕ ѕomewhat off tоpiс
    but I ωas wondering whісh blog ρlatfoгm are you uѕіng for thіs websіte?

    І'm getting sick and tired of Wordpress because I've hаԁ pгoblems with haсkers and I'm looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

    Also visit my website: natural breast augmentation

  5. It's great that you are getting ideas from this piece of writing as well as from our dialogue made at this time.

    Feel free to surf to my web site - locksmith

  6. I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It's a very easy
    on the eyes which makеs іt much mοre plеasant for me to come here anԁ νіsіt more often.

    Did уοu hire out а ԁeveloper to
    creаte your theme? Suρeгb ωork!

    Feel free tо surf to my web blog; best way to lose belly fat fast