Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Please Hand Deliver

Johnny D and I are the hands-on kind of folk (both being illustrators, that's just how it is), and so when it came to our wedding it was simply a given that we would be creating most everything ourselves. From the decorations to the invitations, and anything we couldn't do ourselves was (thankfully!) taken on by other artspeople and friends and family. We're slowly dropping envelopes into the mail, but as we're doing everything by hand, from addressing the labels to tying the ribbon to sealing the flaps with special adhesive, it's taking some time!
Last night, I wrote out scores of labels, only to realize I had just enough ribbon for 3 invitations.
Off to the craft store I go!

But the act of treating each invitation like it's the only one of its kind and being so personally involved makes it that much more meaningful to us. Of course the carefully chosen stamps will hardly be noticed, and one-of-a-kind envelopes will be torn and thrown away, and little design choices we labored over probably won't matter at all, but that's how we approach most things that are important to us. The minor, silly details are sometimes the most fun and we wouldn't have it any other way!


Emjie said...

I like the way you think. There is satisfaction in knowing that you have made something yourself, no matter what it is.

julia said...

I'm really glad I read this post before seeing your invitations