Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The best wedding planning decision I've made...

The Best wedding planning decision I've made

Let's face it. Wedding planning can be tough. There's big decisions like the budget, venue, wedding party... plus the "minor" decisions- it really adds up. The biggest headache for me has been wedding stationary. I'm indecisive and a perfectionist, not the best combinations for choosing stationary.

3 Reasons why I created my own wedding invitation suite

1. Too many options

Anybody else shocked at how many options there are for wedding invitations? I finally narrowed it down to a few styles and then I realized I had about 25 color options to choose from. It was ridiculous!

2.  The options weren't the perfect match 

I scrolled and scrolled looking at all of the options. I went to three different websites, and nothing quite jumped out at me.I finally decided I didn't LOVE any of the styles I could find, so I got onto my adobe illustrator and made my own. I couldn't justify $500 of something I didn't love. 

3. They are EXPENSIVE

Wow! I picked out a few designs I sort of liked, and it was upwards of about $700 to get all the pieces I wanted into the invitation. I can't justify that into the wedding budget for paper goods

Now this is a rough draft, but I'm finally starting to get excited about the stationary. And I can get the whole suite for under $200! #budgetwin

Here is what I have so far... & I would love your input!

Place Cards

Wedding Stationary

Rehearsal Dinner invitation
Wedding Stationary

Hotel Signs

Directional Signs 

Did you buy invitations? If so from what company, or calligrapher? If you decided to design your own, what was your biggest reason?

I love to read your thoughts in the comments section! Have a great week :) 


  1. I got the same Rehearsal Dinner invitations! Everything of yours looks GREAT!

  2. These are great! I wish I were talented enough to have been able to make my own because paper products are SO expensive!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. My husband is good with Photoshop, so he ended up designing ours too! We could've gotten similar ones made for HUNDREDS, but saved so much money! We did our save the dates, invite/RSVP postcard/reception card, and programs!


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