Post # 1
…because I really don’t want to. It’s an extra cost of the invite (which is already pretty expensive) plus I’m doing them myself on a letterpress and it’ll be an extra to-do to get a plate made and cut MORE paper and blah blah blah.
The wedding is semi-destination (in the US, but a lot of OOTs), but the location (and it’s one location–no ceremony to reception or anything like that) is pretty straightforward as to how to get there; we have directions and a map on our website; everyone and their mother has gps/iphones/mapquest/AAA.
So just reassure me it’s okay OR if you feel strongly that I really NEED a map and directions as part of the invite, I’d love to hear it.
Post # 3
Hmm. I think since you have a lot of Out of Town guests, providing a physical map may be important. BUT it may be more effective if you gave the hotel with your block a map/directions to hand out instead of including it in the invite – nobody will remember to bring the insert with them when they travel, and that way, it’s like you remembered for them. We did that, and it was really effective!
Post # 4
There is a website that I used for my Out of Town guests. It allows you to add locations/places onto the map that they might need ot haev acces to (banks, entertainment spots, reastaurants, malls, gas stations, hotels, etc).
You can always put the link of your map on the invitation or print the strips out yourself.
Post # 5
Nope. We had a lot of out of town guests but we didn’t include them anywhere besides the website. The address was on the invite and reception card and no one got lost. The florist and photographer specifically asked for GPS able addresses.
Post # 6
We didn’t include a map, we did put the map on our wedding website, and on the invites we included the venues website where they have directions of how to get there from everywhere. Nobody complained or had a hard time getting there.
Post # 7
I figure that if you provide an address, 95% of people nowadays are familiar enough with mapquest, googlemaps, and/or have smart phones with map functions, they can get themselves there. for the remaining 5%, such as the older guests, they likely know other people attending, so you can link them up… for example, make an aunt responsible for getting your grandma to the church on time, etc.
Post # 8
You’ll be fine! I wouldn’t even use a map if it was included in the invitations, I would just automatically Google it.
Post # 9
You definitely do not have to include a map. In the past, people found their way to weddings all the time without a map being included in the invitation package.
Post # 10
No maps! They can be cool but not needed.
Post # 11
We finally opted not to do a map in the invites, but we will include a map in the Out of Town bags if we do them. If we don’t do Out of Town bags, be will provide transportation from the hotel to the ceremony.
Will most of your guests be staying in a hotel the night before? My only concern would be that some hotels don’t offer great access to printers. But really, I think people will find their way.
Post # 12
Don’t include it if you don’t want to! I’m doing it as a fun detail, but most of the time, included maps aren’t even sufficiently detailed to let you know where you are going! I’m assuming most people will still use Mapquest or Google maps for directions!
Post # 13
I am definately NOT including a map and directions…all that info can be found on our website…so they can just look it up that way if they need to. We sent out save the dates with our website address.
Post # 14
maps can be sooo cute, but i don’t think they’re really necessary anymore. everyone has access to google maps or a gps. i would put a map and write out directions from the hotel on your website, but i’m against including another piece of paper in the invite just for a map.
Post # 15
We did driving directions from the hotel to the reception/ceremony and back. I think people really appreciated it but thats because our venue was hard to find on a GPS!