Post # 1
I’m having a small wedding with mostly local residents and a few out of town guests. I already have info on directions and parking on our wedding website, which is posted on the reception info card. Do you think we still need to include a separate card with a map to go along with the invitations-or do you think our website’s info (plus Google or GPS used by guests) will suffice?
*If you think we need to include a map, please recommend a specific website that provides free or low cost wedding maps if you know of one
Post # 3
If you have specific directions listed on your reception card, I don’t think a map is required. Most people have a GPS anyway – if not in their car, at least on their phone, so it shouldn’t be an issue.
Our wedding was out of town for about 90% of our guests and we just gave detailed directions from the hotel to the ceremony/reception site; not a single person got lost.
I wouldn’t go through the extra effort/cost of including a map if you’ve already got the directions listed.
Post # 4
If anyone really needs a map, they can always pull it up online. I wouldn’t send one
Post # 5
Are most of your guests internet savvy? If so, I would say you don’t need a map. I have a few aunts and uncles that don’t even own a computer (gasp!) so I’m definitely including one.
If you decide to do one, I used this website to create one in Microsoft Word for free:
Post # 6
I get lost very easily so I always appreciate a map!
I made mine by tracing over a google map. Several bees have posted tutorials on how to do this.
Post # 8
@msfahrenheit: I agree. I think you have definitely done enough by putting the info online and putting the website on your card.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
In this day and age, I don’t think it’s all that necessary. So many cars have GPS navigation in them and many phones can provide maps on the go.
If you have a large number of Out of Town guests who aren’t tech savvy, perhaps it would be helpful…but those could probably go in Out of Town bags. Sending them in the invite is going to add to your postage cost and might be seen as a random addition to those who don’t use printed maps anymore.