posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are maps in invites useful or a waste of time and money
    yes useful : (7 votes)
    41 %
    no waste of time : (8 votes)
    47 %
    other (please explain below) : (2 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    760 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

    Have you thought about downloading an image of the area and then tracing the relevant streets and sites? Then you can delete the back image and only have the important stuff. That’s what I am planning to do, and include in our invitations . . . 

    Post # 4
    43300 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @mindy_pindy:  I think maps are an unnecessary nicety unless you have an odd location that does not show up correctly on Google Maps.

    People have figured out how to get to a wedding on their own for decades.

    Post # 5
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It depends.  we had a map because our reception was at a private family campground, literally in the middle of the country, a few miles out of town and it would be easy to miss.  IF we had a more traditional venue, chances are good we would have skipped the map.  Also, our location isn’t on Google Maps

    Post # 6
    6566 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If it’s something that shows up very easily when you look it up I don’t think a printed map is even necessary. We did give directions because there was construction in the area and several roads were closed.

    Post # 8
    7273 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @julies1949:  I agree. I think I’ve only ever seen maps when the wedding is in a remote location, e.g. a winery in the middle of the countryside.

    But if you’re in an urban area, it can be found using a street directory (yeah, I’m old) or GPS, so a map isn’t necessary.

    Post # 9
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I included maps on our wedding website and then the URL to our website on our invites.

    Post # 10
    7298 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s nice to have but not required.

    However, make sure you google your venue and make sure the address shows correctly. The last wedding DH and I went to we spent 30 minutes driving around being incredibly frustrated because the location was incorrect on google.

    Post # 11
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Our maps are useful for two reasons. 1) they will actually help everyone to park in the correct parking area (the one that’s closest with the free parking). 2) my FI loves to do Photoshop, graphic design stuff and he’s all over designing the maps, it’s something cool that he has taken on as his task.  So he gets to be involved and our guests will know where to park.  Win-win!

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