Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Drive Your Map

Maps and directions cards have become a critical piece of the wedding invitation puzzle as of late, especially here in Arizona where a large percentage of the weddings are destination oriented. Lots of out-of-towners coming in to experience the lovely weather, great shopping and dining and of course, your ridiculously amazing wedding!
To make things easier on your guests, I suggest that my clients drive the route they provide to ensure accuracy. This must be done before signing off on your final proofs and sending to the printer. This is especially important if your ceremony and reception are being held at two different locations. Because there is nothing worse than being a stranger in a strange land, no? 
{ pictured above: Map for Anita & Steven's January '08 wedding }


Howerton+Wooten Events said...

This is excellent advice!

Last September, we had a wedding where a crucial street literally closed two months prior to the wedding.

The venue neglected to tell anyone of the street closing. We only found out because another planner gave us the heads up. Luckily, we were able to make this change on the map before the invitations went out.

Love & Soul Always, Kay

Beth said...

That is good advice. I would also suggest dialing all the phone numbers included in guest inforamtion to make sure a "1-800" number isn't really a "1-866" number.