(Closed) How can I DIY a wedding map like this?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Those are SO cute!!!!!!

I think there are probably several ways to go about it… I did ours in Illustrator, but if you don’t have a coloring program, I’d try taking a screenshot of Google Maps. Type in the address of your ceremony site and zoom in until it and your reception venue all fit in one frame. Then print that picture out. Next, get a sheet of tracing paper and only trace over the main roads — Highways, boulevards, etc. I’d do them first in pencil and then go back over my line with a thicker marker, so the line is smooth. If you have pretty hand writing, write the streets in. Otherwise, scan the image back into the computer and try typing in the streets with a program like paint or something.

 

Any other bees have recommendations? The tracing way might be a big headache…

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Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

this is my map and i did it with the same link that jojobananas used. it was very helpful. it took me a lot of time but it was worth it

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Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ Uskadelig Just have to say that I love the sample map you attached! I go to KU and love Lawrence and my wedding’s in Wichita! 🙂

I used the same tutorial and used Powerpoint for my map as well!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Do you have access to Adobe CS products? I took a screenshot of a map and traced it in Flash, then copied the flash file into my illustrator program (where I was making the invites) – it was real simple (though you need to know how to use those programs).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Jenbrandner: That map looks great! Did you end up making it yourself? 

I was going to share mine that I did on PowerPoint to but no need now.  Yours looks great!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thanks Lauralou! My fiance and I met at KU and absolutely love it there. Too bad we couldn’t all squeeze into Danforth Chapel… 🙂 

Good luck with your wedding! You’re on the home stretch!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i see you already figured it out but just for other brides- i did a screen shot of google maps and traced it in illustrator. was very simple and didnt take me long.  i AM a designer but i still think that it was a pretty simple thing!  good luck ladies..

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Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did the same thing as a lot of other ladies on here. I took a screenshot of a google map and traced it in Illustrator. It took me a while to do it since I’m still learning Illustrator to a certain degree, but I love how it came out!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love these custom maps. I fell in love with them after seeing one here on the beehive somewhere (can’t remember which one it was) that had little drawings on it as well. A friend of mine offered to do the drawing for me, I can’t wait to see what the endresult will look like!:)

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