If you’re looking to do your own invitations, programs, seating chart, table numbers, etc., and you want to take them up a notch, you should consider purchasing a graphic.   Ssrly, no one will know you did it yourself.  Now, you’ll need some computer skills, but we’re not talking mad skills here.  If you can work in PowerPoint or another similar program, then you’ll be FINE. 

With my wedding, I was going for a more vintage, Old Hollywood feel for my invites and overall feel.  So, I was looking for a graphic that would bring this out.  My friend Michelle and I found this on graphic on Dreamstime.  Because I was using them for the invites, I purchased the larger and higher res image for about $15.00.

Dreamstime Graphic_scroll

You can crop the graphic and use different components.  I used and abused this cropped version.  

Let me tell you, I got my money’s worth from this thing!  I used it on my DYI invitations, programs, wedding favors, seating chart, table number and monogram.  I even had Shutterbooth incorporate in on our photo strip!         

If you’re not savy in one of these programs and have some time, take a free PowerPoint class at the community center… or take the Microsoft tutorial.  (And, if all else fails, email me with your questions.  I’m a PowerPoint maniac.)   

Here’s some pics of how we incorporated the Dreamstime graphic into the wedding.

Invitation and Ceremony program.



Seating chart and table numbers.Seating Chart Table number

Shutterbooth logo and wedding favorsShutterbooth Logo

NOTE: Admittedly, I take terrible pics.