What you are about to see is real. Legitimately awesome. And it just might change your life. It sure did affect mine as I’m oh so close to starting to address my save the dates (update on the save the date cards…I have prototypes and I’m searching for just the right envelope for them). One of the most gorgeous ways to add a personal touch to any wedding invitation (or save the date) is calligraphy. It may make your invitations friendly on the eyes but sure not on your wallet. Enter my new best friend (What?! A picture can’t be your best friend?! Says who?!).
DIYing faux calligraphy! Genius…genius I tell you. And the best part, if end up doing this for our wedding invitations, no one would ever have to know. That is if I didn’t just broadcast it out there in the blogosphere for all our friends and family to see. Oh…and the picture can be found via Pinterest (go figure) and was originally from here.
I stumbled across this picture a couple days ago and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. I’m in the middle of our “save the date” project (I can’t reveal the details just yet…I’m actually hoping I can mail them all out before posting them on here…you know…so our friends and family can be a little bit surprised). I was having a hard time deciding if I wanted to address them more formally or do something funky, like a patterned address label. I essentially ruled out calligraphy because one, neither Colby or myself has the handwriting for this and two, I’m refusing to pay someone to address envelopes. Thus I was left with making address labels. I found some neat ideas on Pinterest for cute address labels but I was really thinking I wanted to save them for the invitations, not the save the dates. Now that I know I can fake the calligraphy for the invitations, that means the label project is now reserved for the save the dates (more on this project later as well…I’m really trying not to kill the surprise!). Confused? Welcome to my world!
Pssst…But seriously, the save the date project is coming along quite nicely. I have two designs, completely different concepts I might add, that I love. The local envelope options I can find, and find cheaply, will determine our choice since the two options are very different sizes. More on that later…maybe next week…or the week after….yeah…maybe even the week after that!