Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How We "Chose" to DIY Our Invitations

Here's a quick step-by-step guide on how to wind up making your own invitations:

1. Put off contacting stationary vendors until less than 3 months before the wedding. Itching to email them 6 months out? Don't even think out about it!!
2. Be astonished by the fact that many stationers are already booked.
3. Continue to be astonished by the huge sums of money that the non-booked vendors request.
4. Be picky. Be very very picky. Don't like anything that is easy to download, print or buy.
5. Realize you have no choice but to make your own. Blame this on others, as there is no possible way it could have been due to your own lack of organization or planning. Inconceivable!
6. Force any spare roommate or passerby on the street to help you cut, glue and stamp. Bribe them with food and alcohol as needed.

Step 6 in action. Here are 2 complete strangers that I forced to help prepare my wedding invitations. The pizza I provided helped keep 'em in line. (These strangers may or may not actually be a bridesmaid and my maid of honor)

Left: getting Mr. Pin Cushion involved. His bribe was lots of hugs and kisses.
Right: Me. Which brings me to . . .

Step 7: Look in the mirror and be surprised by the new wrinkles that now populate your forehead.

Congratulations. You have no successfully maneuvered your way through the often treacherous task of DIYing your own wedding invitations. That wasn't so bad, was it?

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