Although I am a complete amateur, I wanted desperately to create my own invitations.Â I thought this task would take me a week or two, but it has ended up taking me months upon end.Â Iâ€™ve been trying to incorporate the following elements that have inspired us throughout the wedding planning process: Â minimalist, urban, travel, kraft paper (color of shipping boxes since our wedding is in an old factory), shipping tags, thermography, and metal.Â Furthermore, I wanted to use only one sheet of paper, to keep it green and also because I personally canâ€™t keep track of all the inserts in an invite.
Needless to say, it’s been quite a feat incorporating this all into a cohesive invite while keeping it minimal.Â Iâ€™ve just approved my final (online) proof with the printing press and expect the invites to arrive this weekend.Â Keep your fingers crossed â€“ I have no idea if theyâ€™ll turn out the way I planned!Â I hope to share with you pictures of the final product sometime next week.
Iâ€™ll give you a sneak peek of our map that is included on the invite.Â I thought creating a personalized map would be too much for me to take on, but it happened to be very easy and enjoyable!Â IÂ simply followed these instructions from Wedding Mapper, in Photoshop rather than Word, and voila â€“ below is a copy of my map!
Have your DIY projects taken longer than you planned? Would you do it again?Â I would.