(Closed) Help. My invitation inserts are illegible–what should I do?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll:
    The small font doesn't ruin your insert, just include them and get over it : (8 votes)
    29 %
    Skip the map insert altogether--it's not what you want but not worth the hassle : (15 votes)
    54 %
    Call/email your cousin and ask her to redo the map and reprint it (and order more paper!) : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Other, and I'll explain in my comment : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

    I say, life goes on if you don’t have a map. Or could you try to do one yourself?? Your cousin should have told you that the font was going to be that small. Did she actually see it printed herself? If you think you can tell her without straining the relationship do it, but otherwise, you may have to let it go. Good luck.

    Post # 4
    Member
    596 posts
    Busy bee

    To be honest, I have never used a map insert within the invitation.  That’s what GPS is for!  I would just leave it out.

    Post # 6
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    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    Can you just ask her for the file, enlarge it, and print them yourself (or at Staples or something)?  It may not match perfectly, but at least it will be functional!

    Post # 8
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    It seems to me that the only answer that you can live with is just to use it and not worry if people can’t see it. This way nobody is offended, you have a map, and most people will use their navigation or mapquest it from their houses. Don’t stress about such a small (haha) detail.

    Post # 9
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    26 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I would call your cousin, let her know of the error and let her know you dont hold her responsible but you are very unhappy with the way it came off.  Tell her you would like to pay to have it corrected and see what she says.  Worst case scenario she says no and then you are where you are right now.  And in which case, I wouldnt include the insert.  I decided to do a direction card instead of map, might be a better alternative and easier to read.

    Post # 10
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    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    The wording is so harsh…I wouldnt say get over it but I would probably include them.  I think those maps are mainly decorative anyway and people will probably use mapquest for actual directions.

    Post # 11
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    2292 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    I actually don’t think I would include a map that you can’t read.  It seems worse than no map at all.  And you may have guests who don’t look at it carefully, but also don’t bother to mapquest your location, because hey, there’s a map in the invitation!  Those people could end up having a hard time getting there.

    I also don’t think I would tell your cousin that you’re "very unhappy."  If she’s a graphic designer, she should know, once she thinks about it, that the maps aren’t acceptable.  I would give her a call and say "Hey, I love all your work, thanks so much!  You know, I want a little advice though – I’m looking at the map and maybe I included too much detail for the size we printed.  Do you think it’s readable?"  See what she says.  Maybe she’ll offer to redo it for you – maybe not.  But at least you don’t come off as if you’re blaming her for something that is at least partly your fault – since you okayed the map without realizing how it would look printed on the cardstock with the invitation set.

    Post # 12
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I chose to call/email your cousin, but offer to cover the costs of the re-print. My 2nd choice would be to not include them.  We included one on our website, but not in the invitations. If people don’t know how to get there, I’m sure they will use Google Maps or something to print directions.

    Post # 13
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    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Make a map yourself- I drew mine- and include it, or talk to her about it. Maybe she would be willing to change it to a bigger font.

    You could always laugh it off and include those cheap party favor magnifying glasses with each one!

    Post # 14
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    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i agree, don’t include a map that you cannot read!! i’d simply tell her that the font size seems a little too small to read for you and if she’d be willing to take a look at it. I bet she will have no trouble making such a small revision such as font size, then just offer to cover the reprint.

    and if you really really want a map and don’t want to ask her i’d be willing to help make you one 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I like Suzanno’s advice!  In addition, if she says no, do you have a wedding website? Maybe you could include the map on the website?

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