(Closed) Must I include Maps with the Wedding Invitations?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Must I Include Maps with the Wedding Invitations?
    Yes! You must! : (10 votes)
    15 %
    No! It is a waste of time and money! : (40 votes)
    61 %
    Other : (16 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think that you should.  Not only does it save them the time from having to do it themselves, but the chances of them remembering to actually bring the directions with them will probably increase since it would have come with the invite. 

    Post # 4
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    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I 100% agree with you.  I always just use my GPS or look up directions beforehand.  They’re not necessary, so if you want to save some money (and time if you DIY) then just skip them!

    Post # 5
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    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    As long as you have the actual address(es) of where guests need to be, I think you’re fine. Maps are nice, but not if there is something better to spend the money on. 

    Post # 6
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    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I didn’t because I forgot. Most of our out of town guests are younger, so they are big Google Maps-ers. I don’t think it’ll be a problem. (Or I hope).

    Post # 7
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    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I probably wouldn’t because I’d be likely to use google maps, but make sure google maps gives good directions to your particular venue.  Sometimes it’s not as descriptive as it needs to be or takes people a weird way.

    Post # 8
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think it really depends on the wedding.  My mom was adamant that all of the older relatives coming OOT needed a map.  Ok whatever, I designed one via the tutorial here on WB and printed it out.  My actual invitation was 5×7 and the map was 5×5.  I printed them out on cardstock, cut them and stuck them in there.  They actually turned out really nice and I’m glad I did them even though I REALLY did not want to.  

    If you have a younger crowd coming from OOT, I would say then it may not be necessary.  

    If it is relatively easy then just go ahead and do them and someone will appreciate.  

    Post # 9
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    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i did include maps with my wedding invitations because where the wedding will be is very difficult to get. but if you think all of your guest have computer or gps then dont put a map. but you are taking a risk of receiving call from guest asking how to get to the ceremony or venue

    Post # 10
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    26 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t think so.. they could google or most probably they have a navigator. Maps are a waste of money.

    Post # 11
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t think it’s worth it in many cases. For instance, our guests are not very familiar with the city. They are coming on about 4 different highways, all of which would mean different exits, etc. I would have to list out so many ways to get there that it would take way more than one card. They would probably end up having to look up directions anyway, just because there’s no way I could be detailed enough for every route. I’ll be listing the address and probably the nearest exits. 

    Post # 12
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    875 posts
    Busy bee

    I think maps are nice if you are in an area that has a lot of confusing signage and repetitive street names…  They are definitely helpful if you are expecting a large out of town group that will be driving in at a distance and aren’t sure of locations…  They can be used as a supplement to the GPS or the mapquested map.  In addition, you know for sure that they are written correctly.  I’ve had more than one experience that the GPS or the computer generated map was incorrect. 

    Post # 13
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    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    No.  People are adults and can type an address into Google if they don’t know how to get there.

    Post # 14
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    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    no. i wouldn’t bother. anyone can look up a map in a second with the internet and gps navigators. also, if you are going to have a wedding website, that would be a fantastic place for a map!

    Post # 15
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    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we’re not including maps because the printer said they couldn’t do it but we are including directions so guests will have some idea (our venue is hard to get to and google isn’t much help).

    Post # 16
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Including maps is definitely optional. I made my own (thanks to some wonderful bee tutorials!) and I’ve received several positive comments about them from our guests.  Plus, I had a lot of fun making them, so I’m happy we included maps with our invites.  But I think it’s fine to send invites without them since your guests can easily find a way to get their own directions!

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