(Closed) Invitation Help!!! Message in a bottle!! treasure map

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love the idea of a treasure map and a messaage in a bottle, but I’m not sure if that would work well with the traditional sounding wording. I think if you’re going to have your parents names, it might be better to do it separate from the map, or have the map on one side and the invitation on the other.

Post # 5
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1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think the idea of a vintage map invitation is absolutely beautiful. I take it from your post that your STD design is DIY–I was wondering what program you were working in. I find that people with no Photoshop experience do really well with Powerpoint. PM me if you want help–I’m just waiting out this stupid hurricane since it delayed the start of my school year @[email protected]

Post # 7
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1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here’s my suggestion x 2:

1) Separate Map and Invite: Include the map with a red “x” to mark the spot where your wedding will be, and maybe do red dotted lines to show the route from the airport.  Come up with cute phrases about the directions (walk three paces past the ____), etc.  Then, for the invite, have it printed on a faded, jagged edged piece of linen.  Make it look like something someone had to write on their clothes because all they had on this deserted island was scraps of fabric.  That way, you can include your parents, and keep the wording for the rest of the invite less formal.

2) Invite and Map Combined: Jack up the transparency of the map in photo shop big time.  Use a black, bold font that looks like it was written with a quill.  Print the invite OVER the map (you could also do this on a vellum overlay and that way the map would still be intact underneath), and include your parents on the invite.  The wording, however, can include treasure map lingo. 

Ex. Ahoy! Join Mander’s parents as their daughter walks the aisle to wed Mr. Manders. etc…    

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/howto.html

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think the vellum would be hard to roll up; can be difficult to print on, but still doable.  I think idea #1 would be so awesomely unique, though!  It will truly set the tone (in a good way!) for your non-traditional wedding.  

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