How to Make a Map for a Wedding Invitation

Written by charlie gaston
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How to Make a Map for a Wedding Invitation
Creating a simple, easy-to-read map is easy if you know how to do it correctly. (map image by Ewe Degiampietro from

The purpose of an effective wedding invitation is to announce a wedding ceremony and provide guests with important information about the ceremony. When making a map for a wedding invitation, a slow but steady approach is best. You want to include enough information for local and out-of-town guests but not so much that your map becomes bogged down with too many markers. Help your guests get to your wedding site with a clear, easy-to-read map.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Wedding invitation

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  1. 1

    Determine the geographical area, starting with the ceremony site. Determine which major freeways lead to the ceremony site. Out-of-town guests will appreciate the inclusion of such information.

  2. 2

    Draw out the geographical area you want to map. Use a thin, blue line to map a road and a bold, red line to map a freeway. Scale the map down to the closest freeways, intersections and roads within the area.

  3. 3

    Enter recognisable icons and other markers to identify hotels, restaurants and salons. Write out “Rehearsal Dinner” or “Morning-After Brunch” if these events will take place at a specific venue.

  4. 4

    Map the route from the ceremony site to the reception location. Include a row of arrows or use an alternative method of highlighting the route on the map.

  5. 5

    Provide guests with parking instructions.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are planning a large wedding, use mapping software. There are many variations, but some fee-based software programs allow you to enter a map on your wedding invitations.
  • Keep your map simple. Remember, your guests can locate more detailed maps online. You want your map to provide guests with the geographical area, not the entire county or city.

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