(Closed) Maps in Invites: Needed?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I don’t think you need a map at all!  I’m sure that written directions are fine, and if you include the addresses, people can find maps/Google directions, what ever if yours don’t make sense to them.

Post # 4
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with musings… the more inserts there are, the more likely guests are to lose something.  As long as they have the original invite (which is what most people usually keep as a reference) with the address of the location, they’ll be set.

Maybe you could have some maps to be handed out at the church if you don’t want to add them to your invites?  I bet a bunch of people won’t have any info from the invites at all and you could just give all of your guests a little note reminding them how to get to the reception from the ceremony site.  Or if you’re having programs, maybe add the map on to the back of the program?

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I totally don’t think a map is necessary, unless its really complicated to get to your venue.  We are actually having a double-sided insert with directions and map, but the country club is in a part of town where the streets run all sorts of crazy directions, and is a ways off a major road through a residential area.  So its entirely possible that people will need a map.  If it was easy to describe how to get there I would not bother with the map.

Post # 6
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Once you start reading WB, everything seems like a have-to-have. The good news is that it’s not. Hand written directions have been around for a while, and they work just fine. Just make sure, as with any map/directions, that you run them by someone else to make sure they make sense.

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