We’ve all had those personal projects that never get finished because we keep finding one more thing to tweak or change. Personal projects are tough because you are your harshest critic. Now think about being your harshest critic on one of the most important days of your life; your wedding. Well I did just that, I designed all the invitations, place cards, table cards, buttons, programs, stickers, and a fabric print for our guests to sign. Quite an undertaking with everything else Maeve and I needed to be worried about on that day. We wanted something that was us and not just something anyone could order off etsy. I was either going to hire someone else to take it on or use my own skills to tackle it. And since weddings are expensive, especially here in Chicago, I decided to take it all on and do it myself.
It was hard not to keep tweaking and nitpicking until I got it to look the way I wanted it; of course it helped that all the pieces had a goal and a deadline to have them completed by. The scope of the work wasn’t too broad that I didn’t know what to do or where I should take it. You have to make sure people understand what each element is and how it fits into the wedding; no matter how out of the box or non traditional your wedding day might be. I was really happy with how everything turned out and I’ll be sure to post images of all of them when I get the photos from the photographer.
Would I recommend taking on this task for your big day? No. It’s a lot of extra stress that you probably don’t need. But you’ll love how it looks when it’s done but truthfully you and your partner are going to be the only ones that really notice all those special touches. Would I do it again, hell yes. I loved that I was able to make sure everything looked the way Maeve and I wanted it to and featured our style at every turn.