Today marks a very special day, I am celebrating my eighth wedding anniversary with my most amazing hubs. And although I rarely talk much about our personal life, I wanted to say this has been the most wonderful eight years of my life. We’ve had lots of highs and our fare share of lows. However, without question, I have been blessed beyond measure by having him in my life.
One of my friends, Corey from Tiny Sidekick, also just celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary and shared 3 Simple DIY Wedding Ideas. I loved that idea and decided to share with you all how I created my own DIY Wedding Invitations on a budget (and mind you, this was years before Pinterest was on the scene).
Song of Solomon 3:4 I have found the one whom my soul loves.
My mother traveled out for a wedding planning session. I knew my invitations would be the overall theme for the wedding, so that’s where we started. We went paper shopping and then began to brainstorm ideas. I mocked up this invitation and then started figuring out how to create this invitation as inexpensively as possible.
Oh that lovely embossed black paper. I forgot how much I loved it. See me petting it in this picture? I am so in love, I don’t even care that three of my five fingers have different nail polish on them. (I was just trying out new colors before I decided to do this little post yesterday, whoops!)
This just goes to prove that there is nothing that some elbow grease, a lot of time and a serious desire for DIY can’t accomplish.
The entire set. My six layer invite, the RSVP card, a map to ceremony + reception locations, the ribbon that tied it all together and the envelope. Wows, that was a lot of work.
But eight years later… many memories of all the friends and family that helped make that a special day, an amazing marriage, two wonderful kiddos… I’m blessed beyond words.
Did you DIY your wedding invitations? I would looove to see them! Instagram and tag me. I love sharing reader pictures in my monthly newsletter. You can follow me here.
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