Post # 1
I want to include a map with my invitations to make it easy for my guest to find where our wedding is. Is there anyone else doing this? If so how are you doing them? Professional printing them or doing them yourself? Thanks for the feedback!
Post # 3
I was going to use weddingmapper.com but ran out of time. You could check into that though and see if you like it.
Post # 4
I did the design and got it letterpress printed with the rest of my invitations. It was pretty easy to do — I just followed Mrs Peony’s tutorials here: Part 1 and Part 2. Mrs Hibiscus has a map-making tutorial for Powerpoint here.
Post # 5
i used idoweddingmaps.com and it was really easy, fast and the maps are really cute! you can have them print them or you can print them at home. I printed at home so that I could use the paper that matched my invitations.
Post # 6
I’m using an Etsy vendor. $35 and I don’t have to fuss with Powerpoint or learn Illustrator! 🙂
Post # 7
I used MS Publisher. I did a screen print of a google map and traced it in Publisher with a line tool and used the same tool to show the driving route. Then I used a little clip art of a cake for the reception location and a cross for the church. Put in "H’s" for the hotels and "P’s" for parking. I used font similar to my invitations and I had them printed at Office Max for under $20 in B&W (4 maps per letter size paper) and I thought they looked really nice.
Post # 8
I just designed our directions map last night and it took no more than 15 mins. I simply take a map off of google maps and draw straight lines of applicable streets in powerpoint on top of the google map. Once satisfied, delete the map and voila, a custom direction map.
Post # 9
A Custom invitation studio can create custom maps. If you order the complete invitation set, often times it is a small up-charge to add a custom map. If you are not ordering the entire set usually a map can be created to match your existing invitations for a flat or hourly fee. Typically for a traditional map done in Illustrator with icons, etc. the design time is around 2 hours.