- 4 years ago
Sorry if the images are too big. I tried to re-size them.
I am in the midst of designing my DIY handkerchief map invitation and could use some helpful critiques. My friends and family have looked at the project so many times now, that I think fresh eyes will be best at this stage.
I wanted to send something fun and unique as my invitation, and when I saw Kelli Anderson’s “handkermap” I was sold on that that was what I wanted. Since our wedding is on my FI’s family farm. I thought that it might be a neat way to lead people to the venue as well as being a cool keepsake (more so for his family), especially since that farm has been in the family for many generations. It’s also kind of sentimental because this is a route that my Fiance and I traveled many times before we dated – growing up 20 minutes within each other – and many times during our dating period traveling back and forth from each others homes.
If you want to see the original inspiration, view all of the photos of Kelli’s project here -> http://kellianderson.com/blog/2010/09/handkermap/
I first started with the idea to perfectly emulate what Kelli had done because I loved it so much! As the design process has moved forward, it’s changed in a couple ways (mostly the color), but overall, still keeping true to the original inspiration. My map was not nearly as complicated as hers was, but these are truly landmarks that my Fiance and I talk about to this day. So, below is what I have done so far:
Our wedding colors are navy and burgandy with touches of cream/white and gold. My flowers will also have shades of pink and orange as to not make everything too matchy. My theme is a rustic/urban feel if that makes sense. Fiance really like idea of a navy handkerchief with the white buildings so that’s what I’ve done here, but I still look at Kelli’s colors and love them. I am worried that it looks a bit plain?
Another thing that I am now starting to look at is how they will be packaged. The blog post has a sleeve that goes around the folded handkerchief with the website information, but then I also saw this:
I think this idea would be cute, and then perhaps doing a photo tag like Mrs. Narwhal did for her wedding invitations. http://www.weddingbee.com/2015/05/27/diy-floral-wedding-invitations/
QUICK SUMMARY: I am looking for critiques of my handkerchief map invitation (particularly, is the color too boring?), as well as ideas on sending the them out to my guests.
- This topic was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by Roaringinthefall.