Well, think think think
I still have time and I really want our wedding to be nice and have an coordinated feel so I came out with the idea of doing some DIY projects.
The last time I was crafty was during my highschool and college days, am just hoping I still have it :-)
I am excited to start this project
Lets the adventure begin :
Find a wedding stationary checklist - better to know what you are getting yourself into, go thru the list.
Check out this sites
The Essential Wedding Stationery Checklist
Paper Source - Wedding Checklist & Stationery Timeline
DIY Bride - Stationary Checklist
Little Wedding Guide - Stationary Checklist
Reflect - This might sound weird, but just take a breather and ask yourself :
Why am I doing this?The obvious reason would be you wanted to save some $$$ but then you could do without some of the wedding stationary and just have the basic stuff.
I did ask myself this question, well as what Ive written I wanted my wedding to have a coordinated look and if I do pull it off, its going to be a great achievement for me :-)
Do you have time to spare?
Reading the sites for DIY Weddings, one factor you have to consider is TIME. You might be saving $$$ but then its time consuming. Consider the following and ask yourself if you have time to SPARE!
- You have to search the web ( although I would be posting the cool sites that I've found).
- Doing layouts
- Buying/sourcing for equipments and materials.
Do you have patience?
Well, this is one important virtue that one person should have if she is planning to embark on DIYing her wedding stationery,
Remember, there is a possibility that you would be re-doing somethings several times
You also don't want to vent out your frustration on somebody :-)
Make your own checklist - Ok great!! you decided that you would DIY your wedding stationery, unless you are superwoman or you are on work hiatus, you wont be able to DIY everything.
Divide your list according to definitely YES and definitely MAYBE.
This is my list of DIY
- Wedding Invites - am eying to do a pocket fold invites and this includes the main invite, entourage cards, reception card, directions and RSVP cards. Our Thank you cards would also be having the same design.
- Ceremony Program - Planning to have a fan ceremony program.
- Reception Program
- Table number
- Place cards / Escort Cards
- Favor Cards
- Ceremony Kit ( labels : water bottle , pocket tissue ) - this depends on our budget :-)
- Favor boxes/bag
Have Fun - You are doing this for the biggest day of you life to date, make sure you enjoy every minute of it, you're only doing this once (unless you did a terrific job that your friends would ask you to do it for them :-) ) Ask help from your MOH and bridesmaids its not part of their duty but then they are your family and friends, if they said YES then you did a good job in choosing them, if they said NO, they have a good reason and being family and a friend we would understand.