Hive, I have been a busy, busy bee these past couple of weeks trying to complete all of the little details for our big day! I can’t wait to share all of our hard work with you, but I am most excited about our programs, which I am so happy to say are complete! Because we are having an outdoor ceremony (weather permitting- insert dance to the weather gods), we thought fan programs would be a nice detail for guests, assuming it is actually warm at the end of May. I really didn’t think these would be all that difficult—just print, fold, glue in a stick and voila you have yourself a fan program. But hive, let me tell you I was WRONG. These took forever, but I love them so much I don’t even care!
So I started by creating a document in my favorite program ever, Powerpoint (because I am not advanced in the whole computer department). Next I added in Audrey’s illustrated bridal party and my brother’s hand painted flowers (which we scanned so I could use throughout the wedding). Here’s what they looked like:
Next, I printed the image out onto ivory card stock. This alone took me over three hours because my printer took a whopping one and a half minutes to print each one (yes, I was so annoyed with how long it was taking that I timed it!). After the printing was complete, I used a fancy Martha Stewart bone folder to get a crisp line on which to fold the programs in half.
After the folding was complete, I decided the programs needed rounded edges. Because the programs were folded, there were actually two sheets of paper being punched for every corner I rounded. This meant I needed a whole lot of strength to round those edges, and I ended up having to put on shoes, crouch down, and step on the freaking punch to get it to work! Hive, I actually worked up a sweat doing this!
Finally, after folding and punching, I was ready to attach a popsicle stick and glue those suckers shut. I used hot glue to make sure the stick stayed in place, and a glue stick to keep the paper folded over. I added a little bit of hot glue if the glue stick didn’t seem to be holding enough.
And finally, after hours of work, our programs were complete!
I apologize for the horrible blurry cell phone photos!
I am so happy with how these turned out, even if they did take WAYYYY longer than anticipated!
Did you take on a project that you thought would be quick and easy, only to realize it required a whole lot more time and effort? Was it worth it?