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
Other People Are Reading
Things you need
- Wedding invitation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 20 of the funniest online reviews ever
- 14 Biggest lies people tell in online dating sites
- Hilarious things Google thinks you're trying to search for