|photo by Emma Case|
Or programmes as I liked to call them. Turns out lots of people think they are coasters or seat markers on first sight. Including my own Mother who as a result didn't turn them over to see the special message we'd included for our parents and so wasn't a sobbing mess before the ceremony started like some of guests. I like to think this is down to my ingenious design but it may just be because they do look a lot like beer mats!
Prompted by yet more proof (via A Practical Wedding!!) that no-one thinks these are programmes I thought I'd better explain how they worked and how I made them.
Basically I wanted something cute and nifty that would fit in people's bags and I stumbled upon the idea of a map fold. So using these instructions for a turkish map fold I type up our two readings and the programme for the ceremony and folded them all up.
For the cover, I wanted to keep to the simple gill sans font I'd used for everything else so just had our name, location and date on it. For the back, I had spotted this dedication ages ago on 100 layer cake and loved it so I knew that's what would go there.
I stuck them all together and left wee piles of them under books for a day to g and that was that. Programmes done, I was really pleased with them - definitely one of my favourite wedding diys.