Are direction cards necessary? (POLL)

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Direction card in invites?
    Yay : (12 votes)
    21 %
    Nay : (45 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 2
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    2517 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    BurlapnLace:  I skipped directions. People can figure it out. I did put directions on the website though ( just copied and pasted what the website had) 

    The only people I really think would have a hard time with website directions/google maps are the grandparents and they are all coming with other family members

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Nope. I gave them a physical address that will work with GPS and also a link to our wedding website with a little map and all. I thought about doing direction cards but honestly, those never really worked so great for me when I was at the helm so I said no.

     

    Post # 4
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    11731 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If it’s complicated to get there, I would include it.  Otherwise, I wouldn’t.  We did not, but our directions were basically “walk out of the hotel, make a left, go one block, and there’s the venue.”  We did include a map in the welcome bag, just in case, but definitely didn’t have a formal directions card in the invitation.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I included a map, but my hotel, welcome dinner, ceremony, reception and thank you brunch were all in one location; I didn’t think directions were necessary lol.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I voted for Nay, although we did insert them into some of our invitations. I say some, as they were only from the hotel (where our reception is at) to the ceremony venue at a local park. Our ceremony invite list was small, so we didn’t need too many.

    I mainly did it cos my mom has a thing for worrying about everyone else and some people not finding the place… so my FI made very awesome maps for it.

    Post # 7
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    42490 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    People managed to find their way to weddings before Smartphones, Google Maps and GPS’s.

    Post # 8
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    3201 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    BurlapnLace:  I am forgoing them because the hotel where we have our room block is directly across the street from the venue. Additionally, any local guests most likely know where our venue is located and will either Google the address themselves or can get the directions off of our website if needed. For the older crowd, they make up such a little amount of our guest list that I assume they will ask if needed (but 99% of them will be staying at the hotle already).  

    Post # 10
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    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I skipped them.  No one uses paper maps anymore.  Anyone who doesn’t know where it is will just GPS it.  

    Post # 11
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club

    We are including them in our invitation suite, soley for aesthetics. We have pocket invitations with multiple stair stepped inserts so we just made one of them a directional card. I work for a printing company so my invitations are essentially free, but if I had to pay for them I would have skipped them. Most people will use GPS or Smartphone.

     

    Post # 12
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    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we included them, but if i had to to do it over again, i’d probably skip them.

    Post # 13
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    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    BurlapnLace:  I think if a lot of people don’t know the area it is worth it. Also, if you have a lot of older people. I don’t think it is necessary if people are from the area.

    Post # 14
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    537 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t always think directions are necessary. My friend that got married just had on the invite that if a guest needed directions, to contact her MOH or her mother.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I think they’re nice for the older crowd, but everyone I know under about 60 has GPS or a smart phone with it.

    ETA: that’s my family, though. Your guests may have different needs, depending on out of towner numbers, elderly guests, etc

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