Seriously, this was my face...
Once I picked my jaw up off the floor, I realized I could probably make them. The wheels started turning. I went home and began researching pocket fold invitations in a beach theme:
Source Etsy seller moonlightstamper
Very pretty, but still out of budget at $7.00+ for all the pieces we would need. Not gonna be able to do it.
Swoon over the details.
HAHAHAHAHA. Aaaaamazing pieces of stationary, but again - way out of budget. Great inspiring ideas, fantastic quality, but not feasible.
This was more of what we were looking for, but again, no price listed means too expensive.
So I started fooling around with Microsoft Word and came up with something that wasn't too shabby. Mr. ST was mildly impressed and encouraged me to keep working on it. We (and really, it was BOTH of us) began placing calls and finding out what the total cost would be for us to make these delightful stationary bundles. We ran the numbers several times - a shocking $4.00 wiiiith postage. Um, hello, YES!!!!
So I've been fiddling around on Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Publisher for the last three months trying to get some graphics/illustrations that I can live with. I thiiiiink I may have finally done it. I downloaded a great font from DaFont.com. I very proudly show it to Mr. ST last night.....
At his point my head spun around on my neck all Exorcist-style, I shoved the laptop off my lap, huffed and puffed at him about how much time I've spent doing these invitations, stormed into the bedroom and shut the door.
After I calmed down, I realized that (I was right to be mad) and that maybe Groomzilla had a small point - we could be first. I'm bucking against tradition in several aspects of the day, why can't our invitations follow along?
He sent me an email today with several of the fonts that he likes with the message. "I hope I picked a font on here that you like too. Don't be angry with anything I chose. Love you very much."
Haha. At least he is willing to help in the process now.
Did you have invitation frustration? Was it easy for you to find something in your budget? Am I the only bride whose Groom has an opinion on every detail?????