I chuckled when I read Julie Rothenberg’s recent article in Real Simple Magazine. She was asked: “Am I obligated to attend every single event during my friend’s jam-packed wedding weekend?” In short, her answer was: “hell no.” So let’s flip it to our perspective: Should you plan a jam-packed wedding weekend for your guests? Same answer my friends. You don’t want your guests to begrudgingly feel like they have to spend every minute of their mini-vacation with you and your lovely. Yes they are there to celebrate your union, but that is why there is the rehearsal dinner and wedding. Your guests will appreciate you so much more if you just kindly give them suggestions. A perfect way to offer suggestions is to give your guests a handmade wedding map. On the back of the map why not detail areas of interest or deals you were able to secure in the event they are interested? Here is a really beautiful and fun map for a destination wedding in New Orleans from the Etsy shop of DesignsByRobynLove. Oh how I love Café du Monde! If I got this map, I’d draw big red heart around it.