(Closed) Maps in invites… do I have to put one?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you are fine not adding a map. Of course, it would be nice, but not necessary.

I think you are smart in putting one in the Out of Town bags. You may also want to print out some directions and have those available at the church. Nothing fancy, just on some pretty paper.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

You definitely don’t have to add a map.  Do you have a wedding website?  If so, just include the URL on one of the invitation pieces, and post map/direction information there!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I don’t think it is necessary in this day in age.  I think a lot of people just do it for decoration or if their wedding is in a really remote area.  I don’t plan on having one.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I don’t think a map is necessary.  Like you said, so many people have a GPS or will look up directions online.  We included one in our invitations, but only because my fiance makes maps for his job and he got into it.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t do one and a few people complained to my mom/  But those people are older and don’t have internet access, so were accustomed to receiving directions.  We’ll just print some to mail to them.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Dont worry about a map.  If you think certain people may need a little extra help getting to the hotel or ceremony just include some written directions.  Or you can always designate someone as a direction giver and give out their number.  I am thinking about getting a trac phone for the day of.  I will set the voicemail up to be directions and give the phone to whoever I think should get to answer it and that way I dont have to deal with it. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Definitely don’t think you need a map. As you said, everyone has their own directional devices now anyway (or google maps!) that it just seems unnecessary. One option though, if you have a wedding website, would be to have a map there or link to google map as an added convenience.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

While I’ve seen tons of gorgeous maps online, I have never gotten one in the dozen or so wedding invitations I’ve recieved.  Maybe they just haven’t caught on in the Midwest?  Regardless, there are so many resources out there, people are perfectly capable of seeking out directions on their own if they really need to.  The only time I’ve ever gotten directions in an invite was for a wedding in a really small, out of the way town no one was familiar with.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

we didn’t use maps with our invitations – just put a little tag in that directed guests to our website.  Our website features a map we did on weddingmapper.com.

i don’t know about you, but i have never gotten much use out of a wedding map.  They seem more decorative than useful.  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I didnt put  amap but I did list directions from east west north and within manhattan

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