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My pride and joy - diy invites! (pic heavy)

Marissa, on August 10, 2020 at 2:29 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 1 27
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Hello all! So over the weekend I worked on assembling my invites. I finally got them in the mail! These past few weeks I was so stressed and working hard on these things, I wanted them to be perfect. I'm a graphic designer so I feel like it was my calling to design and create my own wedding invites haha. So just want to share my process and final designs!

Here's my process:

From the start I knew I wanted to add some watercolor elements, but I am by no means a watercolor expert lol. For weeks I watched youtube videos and skill share videos and practiced painting watercolor flowers, leaves, branches, using different techniques, and ended up with a bunch of ideas. Once I got those techniques down I made my final watercolor paintings that will be used for my invites.

Then I photographed them on my phone, edited them in photoshop, and then placed them on my invite design. I chose the fonts and everything. I also added a fun "infographic" on the back of each invite about our relationship milestones and who we are/hobbies. I've seen this idea before and thought it was a cute way to include our love story, and makes it even more custom. From there I created the Details and RSVP card and then printed them through an online printing site.

Whoo! Now I'm so glad they're finally done and will be sending them off this week! Sometimes I feel like I worked way too hard on these haha, and even now since we had to cut our guest list, only a few of our family members will actually get them in the mail and see them in person. But they are important to me, especially being a graphic designer. So I just wanted to share my biggest DIY project for this wedding! Thanks everyone!

My weeks of practice:

My pride and joy - diy invites! (pic heavy) 1

Final paintings:

My pride and joy - diy invites! (pic heavy) 2

My pride and joy - diy invites! (pic heavy) 3


Final invitation suite:

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My pride and joy - diy invites! (pic heavy) 5

The back "infographic" of us:

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My pride and joy - diy invites! (pic heavy) 7

My pride and joy - diy invites! (pic heavy) 8


27 Comments

Latest activity by Jillian, on August 14, 2020 at 7:24 PM
  • Jana
    Master October 2022
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    Those are gorgeous!!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    These are really beautiful
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  • S
    Devoted September 2021
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    Those are so
    Cute!!!
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  • Shelly
    Dedicated May 2022
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    Omg those are amazing! You're really talented!
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  • Lisa
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    These are so pretty!! Nice work!
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
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    These are incredible! You're very talented! Have you been an artist for a while?
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  • Brittany
    Super October 2020
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    Oh wow!! You did such a beautiful job on these!! They look fantastic!! What a process but I think it was worth it!!

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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
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    Absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job with those.

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  • Marissa
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    Thank you!!! Yeah I went to school for graphic design so I have done different art projects in the past. I think after the stress of this wedding, watercolor will be my new stress free hobby haha 😅

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  • Samantha
    Devoted September 2020
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    I am in love with these. You did a really great job !
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  • Molly
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    Fantastic! Water color can be really tricky! They turned out amazing!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    They look so gorgeous!! 😍 You did such an amazing job Marissa!! 🙌

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  • Dedicated July 2020
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    What an amazing charger in positions are beautiful
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  • Erin
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    They are so pretty!!! You did such a great job!!!
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  • Nicole
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    Omg I love these! Super cute and creative!

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    Lovely! What online printing shop did you use and do you provide them with the paper? Thanks!

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  • Marissa
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    Thank you! Oh I just used Zazzle! Super easy and fast shipping too!

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  • T
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    Oh, that's awesome! Thank you!

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  • Jessica
    Rockstar September 2020
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    Those turned out amazing! Beautiful job- definitely worth your hard work! I individually hand painted 24 unique save the date cards, so I totally get the time commitment! I wish I’d taken pictures before they went out, but I do have one left that I saved. I love the infographic too! Our engagement party invites were an infographic that I created about our love story, I think it’s a cute way to incorporate personal details.
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  • Alyssa
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    Wow that’s awesome!!!!
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