(Closed) Map Cards???? Do I need them?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do I REALLY need to include a map card and/or directions?
    No need : (10 votes)
    71 %
    Map only : (0 votes)
    Directions only : (3 votes)
    21 %
    both map and directions : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I skipped the Map/Directions. Everyone uses google or a gps now.

    Post # 4
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I put a map in mine…and it was to show where parking was and the reception and ceremony…I dont think ANYONE Looked at it.

    It was about a five minute walk from the church to our reception…i got out and the first thing someone asked me was, where is the reception…serioisly? I even said, did you not look at the invite? (ouch! I should have held my tongue)

    I wouldnt bother…people have Google these days and the older folks are usually travelling with someone 🙂

    Post # 5
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    2462 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we had a map on our website, and gave out of town guests a free map from the chamber of commerce of the downtown area where our wedding was in their out of towner goody bags at their hotels. def no need to include it in the invitations, imo

    Post # 6
    Member
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    if for some reason your wedding is difficult to find with google or gps directions, a map would be appreciated. otherwise, skip it!

    Post # 7
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    202 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think its not necessary at all to include it. These days with google maps no one should have any trouble looking up directions.

    Post # 8
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    3672 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I put directions in mine but that’s only because my fiance’s family isn’t super into technology so we thought it’d be nice.  If most guests were using a GPS though, we wouldn’t have included them.  

    Post # 9
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    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We did a little insert that said “For maps and directions, registry info, [etc.] and more, see our website [www.weddingwebsite.com]”

    They were just on plain printer paper in the same font as our invites, I think I put 12 on a page or something like that.

    No one got lost. 🙂

    Post # 10
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If a lot of your guests are technologically savvy, then including maps and directions aren’t necessary.  If there are a lot of older people attending who are not technologically competent, then it might be useful.  But I still imagine that they will be travelling with other people or be able to find directions somehow.  Only if your ceremony and reception are located on hard to find streets or confusing to find on Google Maps/Yahoo Maps/Mapquest would a map insert be helpful.  But even then, inserts are never as detailed and useful as the Internet!

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