(Closed) How did you make your map?

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I made a map in Publisher (you could also use powerpoint) by tracing a google map. You can see it here. I hope that helps!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I traced a google map too.  I think I used Publisher.  I followed Mrs. Peony’s tutorial.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

My fiance did ours.  I think he used Streets & Tips to make a customized map of Estes Park, complete with all the hotels where our guests are staying, the visitors’ center, and attractions.  he also did a map of the entire route from Denver Intern’l Airport to Estes Park (it actually took a few maps).  He put them in MS Word so they’d all be on one page.  I’m not sure if that’s really clear, but I don’t totally understand how he did it – it just looks cool!

Post # 6
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Newbee

I used http://www.weddingmapper.com.  It’s FREE and has so many great features!  

Here’s some pictures from some sample maps:

 

You can link this to your wedding website, and also [easily] format your map to print in your invitations:

 

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

That’s a really neat site, I’m going to check it out!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@jannabanna80 – amazing website. I have been trying different ways of making maps I really love these and how simple it was. Thanks for the FYI

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I made ours using Google Maps and then tracing it and adding a bunch of nifty things for a bit of flair. I’m so, so, so proud of the final product. In fact, for the last week I keep walking around saying to my fiancé, "Look at the map! Isn’t it just… so CUTE!" I’ve printed them on small off-white cards with rounded corners and they look super classy. 

If you want any help, I’d be more than happy to help you out. I’m even offering to do them for a couple of my friends who are getting married this year because I had so much fun doing it. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I used Wedding Mapper too, and it was SO MUCH FUN customizing our wedding map and giving it some personality with things like where to get the best ice cream, my favorite (tiki) bar, hotel room rates, etc.  This is such a great way to make your out-of-town guests feel welcome, and give them ideas of things they can do before they arrive for the wedding weekend!

Post # 11
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Newbee

Glad you ladies enjoyed the link!  Such a great website.    And bananapants, I know JUST what you mean!  I felt the same way making ours, and did a lot of the same things to personalize everything.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I second http://www.weddingmapper.com. It is a fun site and you can add so many different things and cute icons to your maps.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I guess I’m the only one who handmade theirs!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I traced the roads on a Google Map using Flash and my Wacom tablet, since I like it better than Illustrator for illustrating. Then I "placed" the gif I made of that into my invite layout in InDesign, where I added the road names and route and interstate signs, which I had worked on in Photoshop. Lots of work, but totally worth it. I got them printed this week, and they look terrific! I’m thinking of seeing if my venue wants to buy it from me (hehe!).

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I made mine in powerpoint and google-imaged some clip art to designate the hotel, church, reception site, and after party locale.  I then got some post-card sized textured templates by Avery and printed them on my home computer.  They must have looked pretty nice because a friend just asked who did them and if it was expensive! 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t see that anyone suggested using Word – I followed the tutorial on Weddingmapper (already mentioned) and came up with a really pretty hand traced map using lines and curves in Word’s drawing tools.

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