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#1 MarchBride

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    Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:06 PM

    Everyone,

    Since saying yes to my FI, I've thought of nothing else but making my wedding stationary myself. Even my FI wants us to make them. I'm almost done with all the designs and am ready to print my STD's, so I decided to go visit Staples last night to check out their printing services. Now after seeing a project they put together for their wedding services, I'm worried that my DIY's are going to look cheap and unprofessional. The example they had on display, just did not look right. I left there on the brink of tears and have been in a state of panic ever since.

    For those that have done their DIY projects, please give me some reassurances that my printed projects will come out beautiful. I'm open to any suggestions, anything that you think would help.

    To add to the rest of my anxiety, my future MIL is on my case about everything where the wedding is concerned and the last thing I want to deal with is negativity from her about the way the invitations, etc. look. Am I just being overly sensitive about this? I haven't said anything to my FI or BM's, so thanks for letting me vent. I really appreciate the forum for this.

    I think I need a DRINK.

    Jamie.

    #2 becks

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    Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:16 PM

    I loved making mine - I love the way they came out, I love the fact that I did them and knew that they would be unique in the world.

    I think you'll find that it will be more special to have made them yourself than to have purchased something.

    Chin up. Be proud of your creativity! And tell your FMIL to go pound sand!

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    #3 Dbld78

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      Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:17 PM

      Now I did not do my own invitations but I did do my save the dates. But that's what I do, I'm a photographer with a graphic design background. I wouldn't worry about it, do you like the way they turned out? Because that's all that really matters. Can you post a picture of them maybe we can help you out....

      Keep your chin up!

      #4 MelissaH

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        Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:21 PM

        Don't stress - why not have them print just a single one out for you so you can see if you like it or not?

        #5 shannon

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          Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:27 PM

          Try and post a picture!

          I'm sure they look great--there's something really special knowing you created them- and they are truly unique!!!!

          #6 foxytv

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            Posted 12 April 2008 - 09:08 PM

            YOu will be fine! Yes, post a proof of what you've got so far and we are always happy to provide feedback.

            I did my own STD's and invitations ... among other things ... and I am exceptionally pleased with how they turned out -- mainly because they are unique and have my personal touches (even FH helped cut/paste/assemble) ... and EVERYONE has loved them.

            Deep breath sister .... you'll be amazed at how great your DIY projects turn out after being on BDW!!!

            #7 nikkianddean

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              Posted 12 April 2008 - 09:11 PM

              post them if you can. i made my std's and I am thinking about doing the invites too because it seems so much more special :)
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              #8 jamisoncollette

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                Posted 12 April 2008 - 09:33 PM

                They'll be great! Is it just Staples? Do you have any other options for printing?

                #9 Ana

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                Posted 12 April 2008 - 10:10 PM

                We are making our own invitations etc... We're in the process of finding the paper and we have a few options for printers. I wouldn't necessarily use staples as the printer. Try one that's not a chain and that perhaps specializes in custom print jobs. You can find the paper at different papery stores around Toronto and if you buy in large quanitities you might even get a deal. Having the right paper, and the right print job makes all the difference. I'm sure that your design is beautiful, you just have to find the right place to implement your vision. Have you considered thermography printing?

                #10 Hartyt509

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                  Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:26 AM

                  I'm sure they are much better than you think you know.

                  And for the FMIL stand your ground now otherwise it will just get worse. Tell her unless she has anything nice or helpful to say to ram it lol works for me she never rings me now lmao

                  Hugs it'll be fine x




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