When I went to the wedding last weekend, I knew I’d need a card. Even though I felt a little bit silly making a card for what would be such a fancy occasion, I decided to ignore my apprehensions and do it anyway. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the card when it was finished. It definitely didn’t turn out exactly as I’d planned and my dad said they looked like pilgrims instead of a bride and groom, but I’d made it for the couple so I decided to give it to them anyway.
I used watercolors, issue paper, some shiny paper, and markers to create their card. I had no idea what the bride’s dress looked like, but it turned out to be similar to my card, which was a fun coincidence. I made it pretty simple, with a basic ombre purple background and simple shapes for the couple. I thought it was cute, but I was overjoyed when the bride left me a Facebook message to let me know how much she loved it, and that it was going into her wedding scrapbook. It just proved to me that I’m my biggest critic; what I think isn’t perfect might make another person smile.
Have you ever hesitated to give someone something handmade, that they ended up loving? Has anyone else ever given a handmade card to a couple for their wedding? Did you feel silly too?