Post # 1
i need your help (again!). I am providing transportation to my ceremony because there is zero parking at the ceremony cite.
The plan is for all guest to meet at the reception venue, take the busses to the ceremony, and get back on the bus to go back to the venue for cocktail hour and reception.
The ceremony starts at 6:30 and the busses leave the venue at 5:30.
My dilemma is: I dont know where / what time to put on my invite . I don’t want to put the actually ceremony location and start time because I don’t want to confuse people. I also don’t want to give guests the option to NOT take the bus because there is no parking at the ceremonly and I don’t want people to be late!
i also don’t want to piss people off by putting the wrong time and location on the invite and confuse Everyone!
i have a wedding website with the info on it stating to please arrive at the venue at 5:15 for transportation, and I’m also doing RSVPs through out website so I know people will browse the website.
I could also add an information card and note on there for everyone to please meet at the venje at 5:15.
I dont know what to do and I need to get these out ASAP!
Post # 3
Honestly, I wouldn’t even put anything on the invite because they just need to be at the reception for a certain time. If you just put the reception place, and a time, a little earlier than they need to be there, and have ushers (or ask a brother/cousin or w.e) to lead them.
I would have a glass of wine each on hand, for anyone who arrives on time. so you could have …
Arrival and welcome @ 4.45
Transport to ceremony @ 5.15
In that time, your ushers can explain the process of moving to and from the ceremony site, and note the lack of parking. You could also have a welcome board explaining, and a notice on your wedding website for clarification. I wouldn’t worry about explaning on the invite, as long as they can get to Point A, your ushers and transport can take care of getting to and from Point B.
Post # 4
I would add a separate card explaining the situation, and I would only put the reception address on your invitations just to make sure no one tries to drive to the ceremony.
Post # 5
I would just put the reception address on the invitation.
I would include a separate card:
There is absolutely no parking at the ceremony site.
Please park at the reception venue.
Transportation will leave for the ceremony at 5:15 precisely and return after the ceremony.
I would also ensure that someone at the reception venue was prepared to assist any latecomers who missed the pickup time- perhaps giving them the # of a taxi so they could at least make part of the ceremony.
Post # 6
@julies1949: ok I love how you worded that! So on the invite just put the reception venue address and time I need the guests to arrive? 5:15 would be when I need them there, 5:30 shuttle leaves and 6:30 ceremony starts
Post # 7
@Mick26: That’s what I would do.