Granted I did want to diy my STDs, and while I did semi-diy them, I fell short of my initial vision. In some ways I do feel like I let myself down with them, but considering I had them out and mailed within 2 months of my mom's funeral I should probably give myself some credit. But the point I'm trying to make, is that I want to be able to achieve my vision with our invitations since I feel like i felt short previously.
I've read over and over again, if you want to diy invitations to estimate the amount of time you think it'll take and double it. I figured one month would probably give me enough time to get everything done, which by doubling it means I should give myself a 2 month window. So it makes perfect sense then, that I didn't really start on my invitations until about 2 weeks before I wanted to send them out, right?
Although to be fair I did start designing them about a month before my self-imposed deadline. I just didn't start picking up the supplies until well, now. When I went to Michael's to find the perfect paper, well I found it, just not enough. If I left myself enough time I could have bought their supply, gone to another Michael's or Hobby Lobby and bought theirs as well, and waited for the first store to restock to buy it again. Except, I'm out of time here, so I went and picked up every shade of blue and purple that would work in our color scheme.
Yes, every single piece had to be rung up separately. So thanks to the store employee checking me out and to everyone to had to wait in line behind me.
Did you decide to diy your invitations? Or did you go the semi-sane route and just order them? And if you did diy your invitations, how long did you leave yourself to make it all happen?