Time is wonderful, because I'm having a huge wedding and I live an hour away from where it is taking place. And because money is kinda tight, time gives us (both sean and I and our families) that extra time to scrape up the funds. Plus, with me being uber crafty, I have the time to do things I want.
But then again, time isn't so good. I don't mind the waiting part at all, that's not it. It's the budgeting our time. I simply cannot make the invitations or centerpieces two years in advance. That's ridiculous. In two years, my ideas might change, trends might change, our colors might change - hell, anything could happen! Plus, I don't have anywhere to store all of the stuff that I want to create.
I feel like I'm in a Catch-22. If I don't start doing stuff now, I'll be rushed in a year. If I do start doing things now, I'm jumping the gun. I'm not sure which option is best. Not even a little bit, not even at all.
So what prompts this?
The fact that I ran into incredibly simple DIY invitation directions. Now, I have been (and truthfully, still am) perfectly okay with print your own, yet pre-made invitations. They're fairly cheap, and incredibly easy. But, so are these that I found. I can make them my own in every way too. ARGH. The thing is, DIY invitations take time. A lot of time. I would have to decide by the end of the summer (at least) if I was going to make them or not. And then throw my heart and soul into them. I know, invitations are only sent out about 3 months before the wedding, but in the year before the wedding, we'll be graduating, moving, Sean will be starting law school, I'll be starting a career - we'll be busy. That last year is going to FLY by. Plus, I'm going to have about 120 invitations (yea 300 person guest list!)
Right now, I'm focusing on engagement pictures, save-the-dates, and the church classes. That's all I'm allowed to worry about for this semester at least. Because I have to survive school while doing (or forcing myself to NOT do) all of this.