Southern California Insider

Custom Maps

A map that depicts the locations of your ceremony and reception sites, plus the sites you think your guests should check out, is a wonderful treat. If it’s possible, include spots with sentimental value, like where you and your fiancé went on your first date or where he proposed. You can include the maps with your invitations, send them later, or include them in welcome baskets. If you’re particularly artistic, try drawing them yourself, but we like the work of Stephannie Barba, couturemaps.com, who created this save-the-date map for an L.A. couple. Design fee: $350; printed maps start at $105 for 100.

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