January 27, 2010

Top this!

Truth: I would love to have some cute, unique cake toppers at my wedding.  I have seen some great ones on Etsy (of course), but I recently came across this post by Never the Bride.  Some of the commenters suggested that creating the cake toppers could be a game at a bridal shower.  What do you think?  I actually think that would be pretty funny.  And fun. :)

For some inspiration, check these out:

(source: naked peggies)

(source: grace fallen)

(source: red light studio)

January 26, 2010

Can't stop thinking about invitations!

Well, the workshop at Paper Source has made me invitation crazy!  It was a great class!  We were able to assemble four different invitations and learn techniques like heat embossing (everyone's fave), stamping, how to use an exacto knife, and how to use eyelets.  It made the idea of diy invites much more enticing, especially since plain cardstock is so cheap!  I mean, four is much, much less than 100, don't get me wrong.  But as some of my lovely friends have already offered to help, I think this could really work!

So now I'm obsessed.  I don't know exactly what style I want, so I'm going to rely on one of my editor friends to help with that.  But I really want to do the heat embossing!  So now I'm scouring Etsy for rubber stamps.  Here are some of my faves:

(all three images above from Cupcake Tree's Etsy shop)

(source: lovetocreatestamps Etsy shop)

January 19, 2010

Wedding invitation workshop

This Saturday I'm attending a workshop at Paper Source.  I'm hoping to get some good tips and decide if I really want to make my own invitations.  I think I'd really like to go this route, so I'm hoping I get some good advice!

January 7, 2010

What's next?

I have the place, the dress, the dj, the florist, and the photographer.  What do I do next? 

I'm thinking about the invitations.  I'm not sure what the best (read: cheapest) option is.  I want them to be more personal than something that anyone can just buy at the store.  I was planning on having a good friend of mine design the invites and then order them from Vista Print, but I think that might be more expensive than I was hoping.  I can get paper cheaply and then do them myself, but is that too risky?  

(source: Martha Stewart)

What can go wrong?  Problems with the printer.  Ink, paper feed malfunctions, etc.  Crooked lines.  I might end up having to spend more to fix mistakes.  But they'd be all mine.  And look how beautiful those invitations from Martha Stewart are!  

What to do?