Directions card help

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
Member
45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Are you talking about the invitation suite?

 

We have the address of the ceremony on the invite, then “Reception to follow.” The reception card has that address. The directions are up on our wedsite. (We figured that’s okay, since we know that all of our guests are fine with the Internet, even the grandparents.) If you have a “Directions” card, you could either put the ceremony directions only – the reception directions could go on the back of your program, if you’re having them – or you could do both on that card.

ETA: Sorry, missed the hotel question. That can go on your site, no problem. If people aren’t comfortable looking online, they’ll call you, FI, or your parents to get that info.

Post # 6
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10494 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

It’s a bit up to you, but I think it’s better to include more information.  I have recieved invitations that just have the invitation and RSVP card.  I included a map with the reception & ceremony listed on both, as well as a card with info about the hotel and website.

Post # 8
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10494 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@mnbride2013:  I did it myself.  I think I just took google maps and drew the important roads in powerpoint or something like that.

I also used google maps on my website, so people could zoom as they pleased.

Post # 10
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mnbride2013:  Sorry, “invitation suite” is the term I’ve seen used referring to all of the pieces that people send out with their invites. I thought it was a normal term, but maybe not!

Our reception card is pretty much just the name of the venue and the address 😛 “Please join us for a reception at XXX”

If you want to put the directions on a card with the invite, it’d be a lot easier just to do the text version. The map can go online.

Post # 11
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10494 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@mnbride2013:  

  1. Get the zoom you want on Google Maps
  2. Copy & paste it into powerpoint
  3. Size it to approx. how you want it
  4. Draw over the picture, only going over the roads you want included
  5. Copy and paste your lines only onto a new page
  6. Add in the text and symbols for ceremony & reception
  7. Hopefully now it’s the size you want, adjust as needed
  8. Save as a pdf
  9. Get it printed on the paper you want.

I did all my printing at staples on cardstock.  I glued the invitation portion onto coloured paper from cards & pockets, but everything I printed on was nice but white cardstock from Staples.

Post # 12
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10494 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@mnbride2013:  I did check out non-DIY options.  They would all include a map, but charged more for it.

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