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Ok, I have to be honest, I am that girl…I have always been that girl and even as I age and mature, in some ways, I will continue to be that girl.  I don’t like trends and I get quite annoyed when time catches up with taste and subculture becomes the standard.  So, I guess it stands to reason that when I see something I like go from obscure to trend, I tend to shy away.  Case in point– at one point I dreamed of Mason Jars… then Pinterest was inundated with them and while I still think they are lovely, I can’t imagine them as part of my day anymore.

So, starting at the beginning, I decided I wanted our Invitations (which will be going out in the next month *squeel*) to be our own little piece of history.  Now, before I sound like a hypocrite, I have to say…I am all for re-purposing and taking a piece and making it your own.  So, in this process, I have to give a shout out to www.weddingchicks.com and some of their amazing free downloads.  With the help of a lovely monogram, we were able to have a base around which we designed the layout of our wedding invitations- a cute little book with our story.

Now we have the design and we are finalizing having them printed or running them ourselves.  Once we have posted and shipped them all, I will post a picture of the final product.  In the meantime, here is a little teaser to whet your appetite.

 

Photo Credit (As it is): Me
Photo Credit (As it is): Me

 

Have you utilized any free resources for your invitations or other wedding related DIY projects? If so, share the links here in the comments!!

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About Lyssah

Lyssah is a 28 year old California native and Tennessee transplant. Marketing Assistant by day and writer by, well, any other time, she and her fiance Cameron can often be found dreaming, adventuring and just plain galavanting into whatever fun meanders across their path, often with coffee in hand and a pen close by.

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  • Denise

    We’ll be using Wedding Chicks too! We originally bought some print-your-own invitations at Michaels, but the hassle it was to print on a non 8×11 piece of paper was too much.

  • Liz

    I carved a print out of floral foam and used it to stamp a bright green and yellow flower pattern on cardstock cards. Total cost (without postage): $38 for about 85 invites and I will have all the paper, paint, foam, roller, stamp surface, etc. for when I make the wedding programs.

    • http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com Budget Savvy Bride

      that sounds awesome!! Would love to see the finished product, Liz!