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DIY / April 12, 2017

DIY Bride: Hand-Painted Wedding Invitations

Today I thought I’d share the details behind my hand-painted wedding invitations.  This was a BIG project.  In hindsight, individually hand painting 75+ wedding invitations, accommodation cards, and RSVP cards was maaaybe not the best use of my time or the best thing for my pre-wedding stress levels.  That said, I loved the idea of hand-painted invitations, and I was very happy with the end result (if not my somewhat cramped fingers).We had originally planned to order our invites from Wedding Paper Divas (our save-the-date source) or Minted.com. The cost for the style we needed was going to be upwards of $400 – $500, so I thought this might be one area that we could save some money with a little DIY love and elbow grease.  JC was on board with the idea (especially the spending less money part) as long as I…

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DIY / April 12, 2017

DIY Bride: Bride & Groom Chair Signs (from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…)

I always knew I wanted to incorporate some DIY projects and personal, homemade touches into our wedding.  So, when my step-daughter, Aubrey, presented me with Han Solo and Princess Leia plush dolls and told me I *had* to incorporate them into the wedding, I gladly rose to the challenge.  (And let’s be honest – JC and I are pretty big nerds, so incorporating a little Star Wars into our nuptials wasn’t that much of a stretch!)It didn’t take long for us to settle on the idea of Star Wars inspired bride and groom chair signs.  Once that was decided, the text was a no-brainer.  Any self-respecting Star Wars fan knows this iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back, when Leia tells Han “I love you”, as he’s seconds away from being put into carbon freeze, and he replies with classic Solo-swagger, “I…

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