With the wedding ticking down as the days pass, I’ve got to talk about our wedding. And the things that have made it easier.
See, I’m making my own invitations. I’m a big fan of all things paper, but I couldn’t find anything quite right. I also like the look of letterpress, but with 150+ invitations to crank out, that idea was going to break the budget. So I turned to my inner crafty self. And created and then agonized over four different designs. After gathering opinions on which was the best, I finally embraced the design and proceeded to bring them to life. Stay tuned for the full reveal in a couple of weeks.
I love Paperandmore.com
I discovered that Paperandmore.com is actually located in Fremont, not 15 minutes away from me. However, since they only have an online storefront, I couldn’t go there to pick up my order. That aside, they are FANTASTIC. Since I’m a hop, skip, and a jump away from their warehouse, I received my order in about 48 hours. And with $3.99 shipping for orders over $15, it was a deal. I first ordered some samples and their paper quality is superb. They also offer some custom cutting which is an awesome time saver. After trimming what seems like reams and reams of paper, cutting service is GREAT. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s cooking in the self-inflicted sweatshop:
I love my Xyron 900.
I believe I was first introduced to the wonder that is the Xyron on Weddingbee. One of the bees on there had some fabulous project and used a Xyron. I was intrigued. Next thing I knew, I found myself at Michael’s with a handy dandy 40% coupon purchasing a Xyron 510. In the three weeks that followed, I bid on a Xyron 900 on eBay, after seeing Martha Stewart rock out with one. If it’s good enough for Martha, with a deep discount, it’s good enough for me. Let me just say that if you are going to DIY invitations and need to adhere ANYTHING, the Xyron is the way to go. Forget gluesticks, adhesive dots, or double stick tape. Just feed through, turn the crank, and voila! This thing will save you time. Just make sure to stock up on some 40% and 50% coupons for Michael’s and Joann’s. (Please excuse the blurred parts. Keeping it private, Internet.)
I love my sister.
My little sister, Stephanie, is AWESOME. Ok, so she’s not so little anymore, but she is awesome. During her Spring Break from Cal Poly, she helped me SO MUCH with the invitations. She cut, she scored, she Xyroned, she embossed. She did it all. In record time. With record precision. While there are still a bunch of things to get done for the invites, she shouldered the serious brunt of the work. And she did it with a smile and a funny face or two. Well, she’s not just my sister, she’s also my only sister, and my Maid of Honor. Oh and did I mention that’s she’s super smart too? She’s rockin’ 4.0 GPA two quarters in a row, and yes, I’m going to brag. She’s taking chemistry and actually understands it. Someday she’s going to be a famous food scientist and bakery owner hooking me up with all kinds of sweet treats!
Working on cutting stuff.
Thanks Steph, you’re the best!
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