DIY Challenge Number 1- Invites

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.ย  I don't like trends and I get quite annoyed when time catches up with taste and subculture becomes the standard.ย  So, I guess it stands to reason that when I see something I like go from obscure to trend, I tend to shy away.ย  Case in pointโ€“ 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.ย  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.ย  So, in this process, I have to give a shout out to www.weddingchicks.com and some of their amazing free printable downloads.ย  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.ย  Once we have posted and shipped them all, I will post a picture of the final product.ย  In the meantime, here is a little teaser to whet your appetite.

free printable downloads

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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