Saturday, February 27, 2010

Invite FAIL.

It all started at Office Depot. I was in a rush to get my things printed and someone asked me if I did invitations and of course I say no and begin telling them about my job etc. The clerk interrupted me and asked me if I wanted my invite trimmed I said sure. She cut the damned thing down so far it looked like an oompa loompa's invitation.  I fought back tears because I realized I had only ordered ONE sample of this paper and dumb ass messed it up :(.  So I being resilient squeal that's okay we can just use the RSVP since it's not cut down. I mean I just wanted to see what it looked like on the paper, right?  Well that's just the beginning.  I get home with my invitation sized RSVP and my oompa loompa sized invitation and show Mr. Mocha.  His response was "what's wrong, I don't see anything wrong with it".  I looked at him dumbfounded.  And then walked off mumbling something about tiny invitations (he laughed his ass off).  Then I decided I was going to go ahead and do the stamp, etc.  Lo and behold I forgot AGAIN to get new ink and inked it with the dullest ink on the planet.  While I was pondering over the ink conundrum I stamped the second chandelier CROOKED!!! (Laughing yet, I was).  I then go and get my handy dandy pink glue gun, Frenchie, out (from Grease remember the pink hair lol).  Now Frenchie had never ever let me down.  Until today :D. I quickly stick in the glue wax faux sticks and la dee da wait for it to heat up.  I then dripped 3/4 of an inch or so onto my ribbon after an okay practice run on a sheet of paper.  That went not so well. I dripped a huge glob from the glue stick onto the right hand corner and proceeded to do the wax seal.  Well I put my wax seal in olive oil and push it down, I swear it looked like Mt. Helen erupting with the wax running everywhere. I am 100% sure I didn't wait long enough for it to cool.  Want to know the best part?! You cannot even tell it's our initial at the end!!!!   I then go to put the damned monstrosity into the envelope and you guessed it, it's too big to fit!!! By this time I am laughing my ass off at myself and I just take the silly thing and trim it down to size. 

Here's what I learned today:
  • Don't let the person cutting your one sample out of your sight
  • Don't dwell on an incorrect cut while stamping
  • Wait the full 1-2 minutes on the faux wax seals
  • Don't take yourself too seriously.  I mean um crying at a counter at Office Depot when my wedding isn't even for another 10 months is a bit "much" to say the least lol
  • Here is the RSVP close up sort of (sorry for the glare)
  • And thank goodness I have 10 months to perfect this lmao! At least my envelopes look good :o)
Have you had any funny stories with your invites?


Anonymous said...

oh you poor thing! I haven't started playing with the invites yet, but I can imagine I will run into a bunch of roadblocks. I have hit so many with my gosh darn save the dates I eventually gave up and figure fancy isn't as important with them.

BeerBudgetBride said...

LOL - that sounds like every attempt I've ever had at DIY. You're much better than me, I don't have the patience. I'd give up & end up paying to have someone else do them. LOL

Mocha Frugalista said...

@loveis: lol I should have bought more than one sample sheet, that was totally a stupid move on my part and my STDs were electronic so very easy to do

@beerbudget:lol I couldn't pay anyone to do this stupid things they would be too expensive with the ribbon and wax seals stamping and crystals added. I turned a very plain invite into a mochafrugalista-couture masterpiece. as soon as it is fine tuned I think it'll be haute but we'll see lol!!

An Encore Bride and Georgia Belle said...

OMG! They're going to look wonderful..and here's a hug ((((mochafrugalista)))). You're right..when the kinks get worked out it will be haute! Scorching haute!

Love ya!

An Encore Bride and Georgia Belle said...

You did great and they will look sooo haute when you're finished! Scorching haute!

((((mochafrugalista))) don't worry, you did amazing and let's face it, Rome wasn't built in a day (my grandma used to always tell me that) :)

Mocha Frugalista said...

@encore: thanks so much!! I really am enjoying the process (until she cut my paper lol) wiht that being said I am definitely going to go with the concept and get a real ink pad lol. Mine is dried out and isn't a clear and dark ink and finding the black satin ribbon is much more difficult than I thought it would be. I know that Wal-mart has them so I will go there and get them. I actually have a white satin that needs to be returned from there so it's like getting it for free. I also returned a bunch of stuff that I didn't need so I have a 36.00 gift card and will use it on glue dots and ribbon lol!!!

diyprincessbride said...

Girl stop!! You have to crawl b4 you walk. I learned that DIYing invites is trial and error and then fabulousness!! We know Ms. Thang will get it and they will be awesome. <3

Mocha Frugalista said...

@DIY: we shall see lol... I am sure it'll be fine. I just have a lot on my plate lately.