post No.5 Maps
As many of you already know, a map enclosure is often a necessary part of your wedding invitation set. The best advice I give brides when we are at this point is “do not compromise”. There is nothing worse then being completely wow-ed by an amazing invitation and then having an ugly or technical map fall out. This breaks the flow of the whole look and feel you worked so hard to create. It is always great to order them with your invitation designer but if you are over budget, there are many ways to achieve this on your own. These days there are many online tools to assist you. Be careful to choose fonts and inks to compliment your invitations and be sure to get rid of all access information. The cleaner the better. If you feel intimidated by the process of D.I.Y, hit up a friend that is design savvy and ask them for the favor. You are after all, the bride! Your maps should tie in with the overall theme and appearance of your wedding invitation. Below are some of my favorite map designers…
Megan from Mae Mae Paperie
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post No.4 Country Creative
• in this lineup, nature meets design with charming down home flair •
If you are having a country wedding, make it enchanted! There is something so special about being around nature and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Why not add to it with some creative charm? You can up-play earthy colors with shapes and texture. The save the date CD by tiny pine is such a clever idea! You can send your song or music to your guests and get the party started early.
A key motif incorporated into your wedding elements can be pretty and meaningful. It is a symbol layered with metaphors and has a presence of romance, mystery (and of course function)!
You can use the key symbol in so many different ways. To name a few, coasters, favor tags, brides maids necklaces and your change of address cards!
My personal favorite “key” find is this little message in a bottle. On our wedding day, Joshua had someone hand deliver me a note to the place where I was getting ready. It was a few special words, meant just for me to read, about our love and his excitement for our special day, this key message reminds me of that.
I have acquired quite a collection of beautiful keys in my research, so I put a few more finds up on parcel post to go along with this guest post.
colorful key notebook- 315 Thomas • key tags- Zo-Be • stationery pack O-check • invitations-Ugly kitty • coasters- Mod farm girl • stitched envelopes – Pickala Poopa • message in a bottle – Minature Rhino
Love IS for everyone! Loved those cards from Pearl & Marmalade!
These cards from The Great Lakes Goods were just full of homey goodness, I just loved them.
Sycamore Street Letterpress has cute wedding cards for couples…I should pick up a couple for all the weddings coming up.
Yellow Owl Workshop is consistently one of my favorite stops at the show…Evan and Christine are the coolest people ever, and really do something different with their products and designs. These new postcard packets would make great favors…they come in a couple of locales.
[images from Brooklyn Bride]
Mini notebooks and wedding invitations from Sub-Studio…seeing them in person is so much better!
Linea Carta‘s wedding invites and cloth calendar…that calendar would be amazing as a keepsake for a bride and groom…just stitch a small circle around their wedding date!
Beautiful invitations from Dutch Door Press…they’re so quirky and fun!
This custom set from Twig & Fig had such a fun quality to it!
[images from Brooklyn Bride]