Post # 1
Well today I was putting together a sample invitation as the last piece I’d ordered just arrived. Looks great and definitely love them. However, as I was reviewing the actual invitation card, I realized…. I haven’t included the venue’s address. And then, as I looked at the other insert about accomodations and other details…. Also no venue address. So the only thing I’ve provided to guests is the name of my venue!!!! I do not have the money to completely reorder and I’m pretty sure since this is all my fault, the printer will not do any favors for me. What should I do???!
Post # 3
Have you got a directions insert? could you include one?
Post # 4
Call the printer to see if they’ll let you add the address before they print. If not, I would print a business card size insert card. You can get some fairly cheap at Vistaprint. Maybe you could also put a map on there just so you wouldn’t have the address alone.
Post # 5
Do you have a website? You could post the address and directions there.
Post # 6
@Andthepupmakes3: Make an additional insert? If your guests are tech savy you could include the address on your wedding website.
Post # 7
You could ask the printer, it never hurts to ask. It’s possible they will at least offer you a discount on a reprint. Or you could order a smaller insert card that has the venue address. Or you could send them out sans address and assume people are smart enough to figure it out on their own and hope they don’t get annoyed that you didn’t provide the address for them.
I just sent out save the dates with just the date, no state/town/venue information. But I did include our wedding website link which has all that info so hopefully if people care they’ll look it up.
Post # 8
@jny1179: I agree on asking for a discounted reprint.
I think the invitation is a guest’s first impression of the wedding and the only 2 pieces I’m looking for when I receive an invitation is the date and the location. A venue name won’t tell me the city. Also, multiple inserts are very annoying, at least for me. Less is more. Just tell me what I need to know.
In this day and age most of us have a gps built into our vehicles so I’ve never found maps very useful. For me, once I’ve noticed a mistake I have to fix it. I couldn’t send it out like that because my OCD simply would not allow it, lol. I’m sure guest can look up addresses but that’s annoying and can be hard for older folks.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I wouldn’t rely on just a website link, especially if you have older relatives. You’ll probably get a ton of phone calls. (Maybe I just have extremely tech-unsavvy relatives – I know of at least 3 who have never owned a computer, much less learned the web)
I would make an extra insert saying the venue name/address on front, and directions or small map on back. Any office supply will have sheets of perforated business cards that will work with any printer. That’s what I used for my “For directions, accommodations, and registries, please visit http://www…..” shpeal, so I bet that would work for your address insert.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I would see if they could be reprinted at a discounted price. If they couldn’t be then I think I would include a cute map so that the lack of address on the invite would look intentional 😉
Post # 11
UGh I just can’t believe I did this! I guess this is the problem with being the low key, non-obsessive bride…. I miss a MAJOR detail! Time to get crazy!
Post # 12
How about inserting directions or a map with the invites ?? Just a small 2×3 paper ?
For what it’s worth, I didn’t put the address of our venue on the invites. We had about 100 people and no one questioned the address.
Post # 13
@ChocolateLime: I don’t have a directions insert, the additional details card has hotel and website information. I suppose I could create another card for directions and include the address. It’s still a very expensive mistake (the additional details cards were almost $200 on top of the invite/RSVP cards) and there’s no way for me to get it to match DIY. Hopefully minted offers something discounted to me 🙁
@jbh13: Already printed! May do the map/directions thing…
@aggie2010: Yeah, that’s a good idea… I just wish they would all be the same theme. Beggers can’t be choosers though and I only have 10 days to have these babies in the mail!
@charmedbee: I think you just lowered my blood pressure by 5 points LOL
For what it’s worth, almost all of my guests will be staying at the hotel we blocked and we have shuttles taking them to the venue…. So this issue is mainly for the odd family members who chose to stay elsewhere and not hop on the shuttle, and for his side who all are just driving in and staying with people they know……. but i would say 75% of my guests are either on the shuttle or live in the area and know how to use google LOL
Post # 14
So that’s good!
If your ceremony and reception are in two different places, you could always put the reception address in your programs!
If they’re not I’d just stick a business card with the venue’s address on it in there–Better yet, can you get some of the venue’s actual business cards? Then the addition is free for you, and guests get the address and phone number!
Post # 15
Traditionally invitations do not have the address written out, because there is probably only one Capital Club in Washington, DC or something.