Please tell me what to do
My husband’s brother and sister are both getting married this summer.
Not to each other, ew.
I offered both couples a wedding gift of handmade invitations and both accepted. I spent the last several days in a frantic whirlwind of wedding invitation assembly for couple #1. (Don’t get me started on the printer nightmare I endured…)
I came to a strange realization during the process of designing the invitations – I perform better when people tell me what to do. I thrive on super-anal specifics. This is true of any custom order – the more specific and detailed a project is, the happier I am. Given free reign, I will over-analyze every single detail until my brain aches.
In general, this is not good for me. Or my brain.
Now don’t get me wrong, I really appreciated the trust that my brother-in-law and his fiancée put in me. They were very flexible with colors and style. However, I know that I just had too much leeway and as a result, I spent countless hours on the design – my perfectionist self wouldn’t allow anything else.
Thankfully, I’m very happy with how they turned out – I think that they really reflect the couple who will be receiving them.
I’m thankful that bride #2 is very specific and clear about what she wants. It only took 1.5 hours to completely design her invitation, from walking into Paper Source to purchasing all of the supplies.
Val, I love you for ordering me around. Feel free to do so any time. 🙂