So.. YES, I am Finally getting married in Jan 2017! Since we've been engaged since April of last year (2015) , I must say i have been slacking off on my bridal duties. I like to believe that i am taking it EASY and one step at a time (don't stress!).
The time is now finally winding down, 3 more months to go. I have been quite lucky with the fact that I attended a design school and learned many things that came in handy while preparing this and that:
1. Do the Market Research -
I did not print out my own Invitations and Save-the-dates , solely because i really wanted Gold Foil on them. After considering all the supplies, including paper and ink, seemed more reasonably priced when buying off of an online website (we used Minted.com with a coupon code). Fish around for the best price !
2. Photoshop & Illustrator -
Two of my most proficient programs i use on a daily basis - due to my profession.
These Two programs used hand in hand, go such a long way. You almost don't even need Photoshop depending on how you would want them to look.
I used these two programs to print out my own Programs, Table Numbers, Party Favors, Escort Cards. I used my Epson XP830 Ink Jet Printer for the Program and Escort Cards (my fancy textured paper from Papersource is only Ink Jet Friendly). Always remember to consider your Ink cartridge cost!
3. Wedding Dress -
Yes, I graduated with a fashion design degree, which included endless hours of sketching, draping, patternmaking, and sewing. Unfortunately most days were more miserable than glamorous. On the brighter side, now i am equipped with just the right skills to design and make my own wedding dress. Yippee! This i am very fortunate. I get the Dress I want (maybe two) and actually make at a reasonable price.
In my mind, I have it all planned and under control. Hopefully all will come to life and without panic. I can't post any pictures yet, but once the day is all settled and done, I will share pictures and files!
Wish me Luck!