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Wedding Maps - Stationary Saturday

Posted on 2 June, 2013 at 0:30

Wedding maps are becoming increasingly popular as a form of wedding stationary. Many couples are choosing to include them in their invitations not only for out of town guests who may not know their way around the area, but for guests who have lived in the region their entire lives, too.

Wedding maps are beginning to serve as almost an activity guide to a couple’s wedding. They aren’t so much a formal diagram, with geographical points that will actually help you if you get lost, but as a figurative chart through your relationship.

The map may show special spots, places of interest, or things to visit. These guides are great, especially if you are planning on having a weekend wedding and your guests aren’t sure what to do when you are off making final arrangements. If you have pin-pointed a few must-see local landmarks, it will be sure to keep friends, relatives, and pesky Cousin Joe entertained for a few hours.

Here are a few examples of wedding maps that will give you wonderful inspiration for your wedding stationary. These are not only practical for you and your guests, but will make for a lovely keep sake, and a beautiful work of art for you to have long after the day is over.

This map, from Seattle, gives ceremony and reception locations, plus personal details about the couple like where they went to school (UW), their favorite spots (Volunteer Park), and tourist locations (Pike Place Market).

This map also takes on a weekend wedding program role, incorporating activities into the mix, and a schedule of events for guests to participate in. As well as the schedule for the wedding, like ceremony and reception times.

A whimsical New York wedding map shows that you can still be fun, yet functional. They use proper street addresses so guests know where the ceremony and reception locations will be, but add artistic flares and fun touches.

A very cute country themed wedding map. This one takes the opportunity to highlight where the couple and their families are from, and where and how to get to other towns from the ceremony site.

A destination wedding map shows all the fun things you can do while at this couple’s wedding, including shopping, dining, and snorkeling. They include the general direction for the best locations for these activities, plus where to go to reach other cities, the airports, and hotels.

This map shows the journey through the couple’s relationship, and uses imagery to give guests directions on how to get to the ceremony site. It gives details about the couple including where they are from, how they met, and where they currently reside.

In this Napa Valley destination wedding, the couple has chosen to highlight some vineyards for their guests, so should they be rather parched on the wedding weekend, they know the best places to stop off for a drink.

In true Washington DC style, this couple has chosen to stick with the facts (or perhaps that isn’t DC style at all!) and go for a straight, traditional map. With proper street names and a legend at the bottom; their guests aren’t getting lost at all!

This is an example of stationary packaging, and how one couple chose to present their invitations to guests. Of course others chose to send maps, guides, schedules, and itineraries separately after invitations have been sent and RSVPs received.

However you chose to send your stationary, Essence of Events, LLC is here to help. With vendor referrals, planning services, and ideas for your guest’s activities for your wedding weekend so they are entertained while you relax before the big day!

To get all your questions answered and to set up your free, initial consultation, call 253.292.1482 or email us at [email protected]

Written by Samantha Macrae

Categories: Stationary/Favors/Gifts

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