Post # 1
We are doing message in a bottle invites.. On a different post, I asked what wording to use. Well my Fiance came up with this idea that I LOVE. I thought it would be a good idea to put a vintage looking map (of Kauai) in the bottle also. Fiance thought instead of having two papers rolled up, we should make the map the invitation.
I tried to upload the picture, but it won’t work. We are trying to make the wording to fit. My parents want their name on the invitation (since they are paying for everything).
We wanted to make it sound fun.. maybe like a treasure map or something?
He was thinking something a long the lines of Mr and Mrs Manders parents would like to invite you to come search for their daughter and manders Fiance…
I didnt like the wording, but I like where he is going with it.
Any ideas? 😀
Post # 3
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 # 4
@scottsouth: thank you! I don’t really want it to be traditional or anything. Maybe that’s why I’m having a hard time haha
I was just hoping I could make it non traditional, but still add my parents name’s somehow.
Maybe we will just do it separate! Thanks for your thoughts 🙂
Post # 5
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 # 6
@Mrs.Darling: Actually, I wish I had a program. I don’t have any on this computer (that I know of). My STD’s were just vintage post cards that I bought and hand wrote everything on the back.
The map we like for the invitations we found on google… We don’t know if we will type the wording, or hand write it (calligraphy).
Post # 7
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…
Post # 8
@inspiredcreations: i LOVE those ideas!! Thank you! I think I will try the first one. I love the second one too.. but will vellum be hard to roll up and put in a bottle? Those ideas are a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!!!
Post # 9
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.
Post # 10
@inspiredcreations: i agree! thank you so much, i absolutely love it!
Post # 11
I can’t think of wording! and I can’t find any! I don’t want anything “pirate-y” .. nothing like ahoy.. of arrg … is there another route I can go? without making it sound traditional or “pirate-y” something casual but with my parents names on the linen? Can I write on the linen? or do I have to get it screen printed?
Post # 12
Something like this.. maybe change the wording??
This message is Cast
into the ocean
In the hopes it finds its way there.
Through the waves, wind
and stormy nights
It has made it from my hands
To yours to say..
Because you have believed in them
Celebrated with them
Loved and encouraged them,
We, dad and mom of manders
(and Mother-In-Law of manders)
ask you join us in honoring our children
As they celebrate the beginning of their adventures
June 9, 2012
Dinner and music immediately