When Jaisa & Charlie asked me to make a map for guests for their wedding day, I was a little nervous. They wanted something that would direct guests from the church to their wedding reception but was a bit more artsy than a Google Maps printout. This would be handed to guests along with the programs from their beautiful stationer so, you know, no pressure.
To start, I tracked down some tracing paper and traced a map of their wedding area that I had printed from the internet. I traced the major streets and made a bunch of copies of the tracing paper to start practicing on.
Their church and wedding venue were both fairly ornate, difficult-to-sketch buildings (you guys couldn't have gotten married in a teepee? or perhaps an igloo or a two-dimensional log cabin? those are structures I think I can draw pretty well), so it took a few different versions to get to what I wanted (the two below are both rejects):
Here's the finished product:
It was a lot easier than I would have imagined… give it a shot for your own wedding and stay homey!