Post # 1
Our reception is 25 mins away from our ceremony so I am giving out maps with our programs to ensure no one gets lost. I think the most important thing about a map is that it is easy to understand so I made sure to include directions on the map as well.
If you like the way this turned out and you are interested in how I made this message me and I can give you step by step instructions
Post # 3
I love your map, can you please send the step by step instructions to [email protected]
Thanks in advance!!
Post # 4
Me too! ritadelapaz AT gmail.com please!
Post # 5
Definitely would like to know the step-by-step it’s so cute
Post # 6
Love it! Great job! If you are willing to share, I would love – [email protected]
Post # 7
I would love the directions for this.
if you could email them to me [email protected]
Post # 8
this is GREAT!!! I would love to know how you made this!
Post # 9
This is a good idea. I would love the template if you don’t mind sharing. [email protected]
Post # 10
I have been getting a lot of responses on this post so I will post the instructions on here to make it easier for all of you. I am glad you like it! If you need any additional help just ask!
How to Make Your Own Wedding Map
- Know the addresses of your ceremony and reception
- 2. Go to Yahoo Maps and enter your ceremony address as point A and your reception as point B.
- 3. Click on Go and make sure your map is centered the way you want it.
- 4. Click on Printable Version
- 5. Click on Map Only in the new open window
- 6. Right click the map and click on save picture as. Save the map to your computer.
- 7. Open Powerpoint and clear out a slide to work on. Then, go to Insert–>picture–>from file (the picture being the map you saved earlier)
- Then simply trace the route mapquest gave you:
- Go to insert->shapes->freeform now you have your tracing tool. Trace the route from ceremony to reception. Double click to end tracing or click on shape to end tracing.
- To make the line thicker click on the line go to home->shape outline->weight and click the thickness you want your line to be for an even thicker line go to
home->shape outline->more lines and use the up arrow until you reach the line thickness you desire, you can also change the color, etc (I wanted a pretty thick line to mine are size 13 thickness).
- To make a dotted path going from your ceremony to reception go to insert->shapes ->freeform then change the color to a color other than the line color of the route so it shows up (I used white since my streets were black) and follow the same route from ceremony to reception. Then go to
home->shape outline->dashes to change it from a line to dashes choose whichever dashes you like and the thickness you want the dashes by going to home->shape outline->weight then choose desired thickness.
- I added the street names by adding a text box. Go to insert->textbox and then form text box in desired location. You can adjust the size and font of the text above to fit the length of your street.
- After you have created the route delete the mapquest background by clicking the image and pressing delete, now you are ready to add details!
- I added images to represent our church and reception locations by searching google images and finding an image I liked, you can also use clipart. I then pasted the image and scaled it to the size I wanted and moved it to the location I wanted on the map.
- I copied the directions in mapquest and pasted them in a text box and changed the font to one I wanted and sized them to my desired size and placed them in my desired location.
- I found a compass rose image I liked and pasted that as well
- You can add whatever details you like just let your creative juices flow, I tried not to make my map too busy so it was very legible.
- Once you have finished with your details you can group it together to make it one image. Click on the Group all drawings together ( Select them all-> right-click-> Grouping –> Group) before saving the picture.
- If you want to add a border I saved the picture to my computer (right click image->save picture as->then name image->click save) then I went to a photo editing site called
www. Picnik.com and put a border on the picture then resaved it to my computer.
- Now you are finished and can print the map and use it however you wish!
Post # 11
I’m commenting so I can come back + follow the instructions. Thanks!
Post # 12
OK… when I save the map it doesn’t save the whole image only a small middle portion of it. Am I doing something wrong? I am in Yahoo Maps. Part of your directions above reference Mapquest so not sure which program you used. Thanks for the help!
Post # 13
commenting so I can use this when im ready 🙂 Awesome job!