Aside from trying to calculate the cost of making homemade limoncello favors for 220 guests, I am really stuck on stationery at the moment...invitations, reply cards, place cards, save the dates...the whole nine yards. I found a couple of printers outside of Rhode Island that can do letterpress for a lot less than many printers because they accept custom graphic design. So I think..."Easy! Let's get this done!" Well, not so easy when I'm overwhelmed by design ideas, choosing two typefaces, choosing a size that will not cost extra to mail, one color vs. two colors, etc.
Then I think...why don't I just order pre-designed stationery sets from a site like Wedding Paper Divas and call it a day? Honestly, I think I'd end up spending more there than getting the custom letterpress done at those aforementioned printers. Trust me, I ran a quote. And I am not even thrilled with the invites I'm seeing out there that are pre-designed. Don't get me wrong...there are lots of colorful, elegant and classy invites out there...but let's face it: I'm far too picky. I'm a type A personality, an Aries and a first-born.
At this point, I have a little over 11 months until the wedding...I really want to firm up these ideas soon so that I can design Save the Dates to match the invites...but the Save the Dates aren't deal breakers... in fact they don't have to match invites at all...that buys me more time to fuss right?
Then there's the thought of having another talented graphic designer or an Etsy shop just design my invites for me and relieve me of my stress...artists can't paint for themselves, can't design for themselves, because they are too overwhelmed by their creative ideas that they can't decide what they want!
Letterpressed handwriting...can it get any sweeter??
Source: sprague lab
Any brides out there care to share any advice?
I suppose we should get crackin' with writing down our guests addresses so we're prepared to mail these babies when they ARE designed!