Friday, March 6, 2009

Out with the old....

Ok, this was the original plan for invites. I liked them fine. They were super cheap, fit the nature-loving side of things, and that green is pretty prominent in, oh, my life, my ring, the wedding, etc. Eventually, when I looked at them next to the other parts of the wedding, they fit less and less: they're boring! It's funny, I've put so much creative effort into other aspects of this wedding because I just love to. However, these silly little letters had never been the focus of any of my attentions. Or maybe I just assumed that to do something more fun would be unbelievably expensive.

False!! Ingenuity beats spending big bucks any day.

So, I blame Jessica. She made up her invites last weekend, and it lit a fire under me. Of course, she is a graphic designer with a great eye, so it's to be expected, right? ; ) Jessica's handmade masterpieces:

Our plan ended up being SO easy, and even cheaper than my Target invitations that got the boot. I'll leave you with this picture until I'm finished; Amy Butler is the mack daddy. Her papers are the new foundation for our invites, which are already printed off but still have to be put together.

You AREN'T going to believe this price breakdown. Seriously. Details to come.

I'll be in Oklahoma City to be with my boy this week for Spring Break, and I'll be working like crazy addressing and assembling (which is heaven, so please don't mistake that for complaining)... Cara and Cheryl, get ready.


Sara E. Cotner said...

Cool! I'm excited to see them.

Jessica @ budgetsavvybride said...

hahahahah.... oh no I've created a monster! haha. I'm excited to see what you came up with- i'm loving those paper patterns. :)

realolivegreen said...

SOOO READY! Katie is ready too! We decided we're kidnapping you for a lunch/afternoon. YOU get ready!