Monday, August 10, 2009

You Are Here

I love the look of custom-made maps for wedding invitations, but seeing price tags of $300 or $400 per map, I decided that good old Google maps would be good enough for me!

But that was before I saw this fab tutorial over on Weddingbee.com. Though Mrs. Ballet Flats used Microsoft Power Point, I used Microsoft Publisher instead. I imagine either program would be fine since they use the same tools, but, since I did all of my invitations stuff on Publisher, I figured I'd keep it up!

Here's how my first map turned out...
(Obviously, I changed the names of the major streets and rivers. Hehe, I don't live in a spy-themed town!)

I really love the way it turned out. I have to do a test print to make sure the words are going to be big enough to read on the 3.5"x6" direction card, but I'm pretty confident that they are.

Ciao,

2 comments:

A said...

Love it!

Bee @ BP Wedding said...

cute!! great job with this! i am sorta scared of making my own map because i'm afraid it won't turn out well. but thanks for leading me in the right direction (no pun intended) with the linked tutorial! i'll take a stab at it and see how it turns out. :)