Post # 1
The DIY invites are almost complete and look beautiful but I am struggling with the daunting task of making a map.
Does anyone have any samples or templates to share? Thanks in advance for your support.
Post # 3
I just used a google map. Once I had the view I wanted I took a "screen shot" and then pasted it down in my invitation software. I then put written directions on the back of the card. Depending on how complicated it is to get to you location you could make a simple "stick and circle" type map as well. I started out with this but just felt it was more confusing then helpful, so I went with google. I’d be more than happy to send you want I’ve got if you want to see it.
Post # 4
I did something a little different than bonniebelle. I used a google map for the basic template, then I traced the main roads and route on tracing paper. Drew a little hotel, a little house for my house and car for the interstate, palm tree for the beach the wedding is on, etc (yes I’m a total dork) and wrote street names on the roads. Then I scanned it into my computer and will print that from there. This way the colors all matched on my stationary. And I loved the maps that were blogged about on here (forgot by whom) and wanted to make something similar, but within my budget. Seriously, I’m a dork.
Post # 5
Oh babagirlshell! That’s a great idea! I hadn’t thought about tracing over the google map. I may have to try that and see how it comes out. Great tip.
Post # 6
Visio is also a great mapping tool.
Post # 7
You might want to check out this site, too: http://www.weddingmapper.com/
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2007 - Ceremony at a cement and stained glass cathedral and reception at a boutique hotel ballroom
Mrs Hibiscus has a wonderful tutorial for a DIY map: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/05/04/diy-invitation-map/#comments
I actually used her tutorial, but after I finished the power point file, i copied and pasted all the lines into Illustrator where I was able to do a lot more.
hope that helps!
Post # 9
I’d make them for you. I just did mine to send out with my wedding invitations. I use Adobe software, so you would be able to print it out.
Post # 10
The ones from mrs hibiscus are cute… the ones I was talking about were blogged about by miss peppermint
but couture maps is WAY beyond my invitation budget!