Post # 1
I’ve read almost all the amazing DIY Map Tutorials available and I still can’t come up with anything that works with my situation.
Let me explain:
I live in the rural midwest and our ceremony site and reception site are approximately 20 miles from one another (very common for this area). Almost all of our guests will be traveling from out of town as we’re having our ceremony at our alma mater’s chapel and the reception in the most metrapolitan area that is available to us, 20 miles down the road. I’m almost positive that I need to include a map and would love to DIY it. My problem is being able to make it look nice while fitting it all on a 6.75″x3.5″ card.
Any creative rural bees out there willing to show me how they solved a similar problem? Or any ideas welcome! Thanks, all!!
Post # 3
Could you do a card that folds in half? That’s a pretty small card!
Post # 4
What about call out bubbles? My venues are about 20 miles apart. The map will be on a 5.75 x 5 card.
Post # 5
@JoJo – Beautiful! How did you create that?
Post # 6
I used PowerPoint. I took a screenshot of a Google map and traced the parts I wanted. I followed a Mrs. Ballet Flat’s tutorial. I think several other bees have made their own maps this way.
Post # 7
We used Ms. Ballet Flat’s tutorial also, and did the bubbles for closer detail. Sorry I don’t have a copy of it since the FI worked on it, but we also have a 20+ mile drive. We are also going to include directions on the back of the map that will be written out from the ceremony to the reception site.
Post # 8
Thanks for the help ladies. It’s really helpful to see your ideas. I was thinking of doing the callout bubbles but wasnt’ sure how the presentation would look. Thanks again, ya’ll are so helpful! 🙂
Post # 9
We used Mrs Ballet Flat’s tutorial and adapted it for photoshop – once you get that basic outline done you can do anything you want with it! I’m sure your creativity will flow when you see it in front of you in rough.