In my Etsy search I found beeeeeeeautiful things. Amaaaaaazing things. Invites that were perfect... for someone else. While I loved everything I found, there was just something not quite right about each one of them for our wedding.
|LOVE the modern take on a script font! From Etsy seller shineinvitations|
|Bold colors, a mix of fonts, and a touch of whimsy? Yes, please! From Etsy seller archangelgraphics|
|You know right away who this wedding is for! From Etsy seller He Saw Sparks|
Now, I know that I could have any vendor design me exactly what I wanted, but I figured it couldn't be that hard to design an invite myself.
I figured wrong.
|It was bad before I blurred it... trust me.|
I thought maybe it needed more of a pattern around the edges. So, I played around with that, too.
Still not impressed... I wanted something more modern looking. Cleaner lines and fun fonts...
I spent day after day perfecting my next draft, and genuinely believed it would be my final. I showed it off proudly to my sister, boasting of my accomplishments! I'm a design pro! This is soooo easy! I should do this for a living!
She didn't quite agree.
She was supportive, but definitely did not like the design I chose. Now, I was prepared for people not to like it, but I just brushed it off because of their "design ignorance." They don't know what's modern and trendy like I do. They have more traditional taste. Gah... I'm such a design snob, and I didn't even know it!
But really... it was bad. I'm almost embarrassed to show it. But in the interest of full disclosure:
Were you underwhelmed at a wedding task you decided to tackle yourself? What did you do about it?