(Closed) Should I include a map with my invitations?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Should I include a map to be enclosed with our invitations?
    Yes, include a map with the invites! : (4 votes)
    24 %
    No, it's unnecessary! : (13 votes)
    76 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If you have specific directions listed on your reception card, I don’t think a map is required.  Most people have a GPS anyway – if not in their car, at least on their phone, so it shouldn’t be an issue.

    Our wedding was out of town for about 90% of our guests and we just gave detailed directions from the hotel to the ceremony/reception site; not a single person got lost.  

    I wouldn’t go through the extra effort/cost of including a map if you’ve already got the directions listed.

    Post # 4
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    If anyone really needs a map, they can always pull it up online. I wouldn’t send one

    Post # 5
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Are most of your guests internet savvy? If so, I would say you don’t need a map. I have a few aunts and uncles that don’t even own a computer (gasp!) so I’m definitely including one.

    If you decide to do one, I used this website to create one in Microsoft Word for free:


    Post # 6
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I get lost very easily so I always appreciate a map!

    I made mine by tracing over a google map.  Several bees have posted tutorials on how to do this.

    Post # 8
    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @msfahrenheit: I agree. I think you have definitely done enough by putting the info online and putting the website on your card.

    Post # 9
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    In this day and age, I don’t think it’s all that necessary.  So many cars have GPS navigation in them and many phones can provide maps on the go.

    If you have a large number of Out of Town guests who aren’t tech savvy, perhaps it would be helpful…but those could probably go in Out of Town bags.  Sending them in the invite is going to add to your postage cost and might be seen as a random addition to those who don’t use printed maps anymore.

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