I made a major invitation mistake… suggestions!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Have you got a directions insert? could you include one?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Do you have a website? You could post the address and directions there. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Andthepupmakes3:  Make an additional insert?  If your guests are tech savy you could include the address on your wedding website.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • 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
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Bee Keeper
  • 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 # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Traditionally invitations do not have the address written out, because there is probably only one Capital Club in Washington, DC or something.  

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