Our DIY Wedding Invitation

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It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog and last time I’ve updated, I’ve mentioned that I’m engaged. So many things have happened since then and we got busier than ever with side gigs (to help fund our wedding) and Ralph doing freelancing full time. Fast forward to 11 months, here we are getting crazier by the day on the wedding preps! Our wedding will be this coming Jan. Nothing extravagant but still we didn’t want to spend a lot. 🙂

At first, my fiance and I have decided that we’re just going to hire somebody else to do it for us to save us the hassle but  when we asked for some quotes here in Dubai it’s even pricier than my wedding gown. lol. Hell nah.

So to cut the story short, even though we know that it’s gonna steal most of our rest days or weekend, we’ve decided to just do  the invitations ourselves. We basically just bought a new laser printer which just costs about 600dhs, a laminator worth 150dhs, some nice textured papers, tracing paper (to substitute velllum) paper cutters and heat transfer foil + loads of time and effort.

Ralph and I did everything from design, printing, cutting, foiling and whatnots. EVERYTHING. I can’t even remember how many times we’ve watched countless video tutorials on youtube of how to tie a bow properly. Although Ralph watched it more than me though.

To be honest, despite all of the many restless nights of never ending cutting and printing and getting burnt while doing the wax seal, we really think it’s worth it. We’re super happy how it turned out.

Here’s the product of our sweat and blood:

… and here are some behind the scenes

If there are good things that came out while doing this, it’ll be that my patience is close to none and my fiance always balance it out lol. But we do know for sure that Ralph and I make a good team. <3



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