I am a party planner by heart. It is all about the “Fine Details” for me. I have also been told that I have a “dominant” personality. Once someone mentions the word “party”. In about 10.5 seconds I have the entire event planned in my head, from the colors to the location, to the invites. The problem is, I immediately forget that “IT’S NOT MY EVENT!”
So one of my closest friends is getting married. Her colors are green and blue. Dark versions of green and blue. Green is her main color with splashes of blue. Immediately upon her telling me her colors, my brain processed blue and green. That quickly translated to blue and silver with a little bit of green. A few seconds later, her colors were blue and silver (in my head). She wanted me to do a lot of stuff for her wedding. I am happy to do so. It is very exciting that one of my first friends in Junior High is getting married. I just struggled with the colors because they were not the colors I would have chosen, but then I realized… Hey Meka! It’s not your wedding. I had to give myself that reality check because in the end what makes me happy is her seeing her vision fulfilled. It’s not about what she wants, but what I want…. Wait…that’s not right. It’s not about what I want, it’s about what she wants! Yup. That’s it!
Shortly after going through the planning of the pre-wedding celebration (which is actually today) and the wedding, another close friend of mine asked me to assist with her baby shower. She had a difficult time getting pregnant so this shower is even more special. The minute she told me it’s a girl and that she wanted the colors of her shower to be pink, yellow, brown and blue, my brain immediately translated “dusty rose and gold vintage glam baby shower”. Here we go again. I really want her shower to be everything she visions it to be. It is her first child after all. Well, if I am being completely honest, I want her baby shower to be everything I want it to be…but I want her to want her shower to be what I want it to be. I created these elaborate invitations for her. I was in love. Mainly pink and to be mounted on gold paper. I sent her the invite I originally created for review and she wanted me to remove a major element. Then she wanted me to add a third color. Then she wanted me to add a baby bottle… I mean who puts baby items on a baby shower invite? :-). In the end I created the invite she wanted. It will look nice. She loves it and I am happy she loves it. Secretly I printed 5 of my favorite invite for myself. I sit here laughing as I write it.
Long story short…people should just let me run with my ideas for their event. No… that’s not it…. I should be happy when they are happy and just get remarried and have another baby so I can plan my next wedding and baby shower. (That is sooooooo not happening.)
Then two versions of the invitation are below. I won’t tell you which one is mine .
Bundle of Joy Girl Kit – KaiserCraft
Fonts: Brotherhood Script and Gabriola