Whether planning a destination wedding or a hometown event, you will likely have guests that have no idea where they are going. If you are anything like me, I’ve spent hours trying to manipulate mapquest or create some digital artwork that resembles a map. All of this time only frustrated me, until I found a snazzy website: www.weddingmapper.com. All of my mapping issues… vanished!
I checked out a few different mapping websites, but this one was easy to use and BTW– free! You can set up different icons for the ceremony, reception and other attractions. I’m planning a destination wedding, so I labeled some local attractions for our guests to experience.
I created a second map, just for the wedding party. It shows the location of the rehearsal dinner and the shop for the groomsemen to return their tuxedos. I’m considering a mani/pedi party for my bridesmaids, and adding it to the map would be a snap. You simply enter the name of the business and it searches for the address. However, you can manipulate the location of the icon on the map and add more information, like “in the XYZ shopping center.”
There are tools for embedding the map into your website. You just copy and paste the HTML code and it’s that easy. As it displays on the website, users can zoom in/out or get directions to a specific location from anywhere. And for those who “do not compute”, there are printed versions that you can copy to include in guest welcome kits.
Weddingmapper.com also features some other tools, like seating charts and enhanced services. I haven’t really tried out much, but all of it seems pretty user friendly. I was very impressed at how much you could do with the site. I would definitely include this site my wedding ring of approval.