Post # 1
Ok bee’s 🙂
I created my own invites, done all that, done the rsvp’s now trying to do the map. We have people coming from all around, when printing off a map do you do it per per invite or just surrounding your venue. When i see the map surrounding our venue i feel like it won’t help anyone get there which in turn feels like a waste of paper, ink and time. Our location is not local to us or local to anyone for that matter…lol. trying to figure out if i should print a map and if so of what…HELP PLEASE…Thanks in advance
Post # 3
- 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
@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
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
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 # 7
Thanks for the feedback. We just found a way to show all the major highways into the town we are getting married so I think we will print that. I agree if it is a remote location than yes they are neccessary and if not they feel like more of a waste than anything but most of the feedback i am getting from my fb friends is that it is “classy”
I personally don’t know how putting a map in an invite makes it classy but whatever…lol. Just roll with the punches i guess. Again thanks so much for your feedback.
I am open to more comments 🙂
Post # 8
@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
I included maps on our wedding website and then the URL to our website on our invites.
Post # 10
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
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!