As I prepare myself for my big, fat DIY invitation extravaganza, I started thinking about my first invite attempt and why it is no longer with us. (NOTE: it really is an extravaganza. I am currently gathering all necessary materials and in a couple weeks time my friends will rendezvous at my house to assemble my glorious invitations. Of course, I'm also bribing them with delicious margaritas!)
I actually posted this picture along time ago when I was initially gathering invitation inspiration.
I love the booklet look. It's so simple, yet so elegant. I have since seen other girls use this style for their invites and they are all adorable! It just didn't work out for me.
Here's my attempt at the booklet invitation:
I thought it was lovely, but after showing a few people the general consensus was that the trees looked dead. Well, poo! I thought it looked cool at first, but now all I see are dead trees and no one wants dead trees on a wedding invite.
I was back to the drawing board. I really like the idea of incorporating trees into the design but nothing I tried was exactly right.
That's when I got the idea to ask my mister to draw our invitation. He's an artist, although he doesn't draw much anymore, and I knew he'd do brilliantly. I did have to wait a couple months for his picture as he was operating on "man time" not "nutty bride, I need it now" time. But let me just tell you it was worth the wait!
I can't wait to show ya'll. Hopefully in a couple weeks our invitation will be completely assembled and I can unveil them. Or I may make you wait until I send them out in August.
How did you decide what you wanted your invitations to look like? Did you take on the DIY invite?