Post # 1
Hi! This is my first post, so hello hive!
Our venue was going to charge us $10 per spot, so we decided against paying for all guest parking. Instead, the venue is located near a lot of metered parking. Our ceremony is at 5:30 pm, so at most, the guest would be paying for 40-45 min of parking, That is about 75 cents to a dollar for each car.
On our directions card of our invitations, should we include the metered parking portion and the additional cost? Or is that tacky?
Post # 3
I think word of mouth is sufficient, also if you have a website you can post the information there. If you feel that is not enough you can add a footnote to the direction card.
Post # 4
i think it is perfectly fine to mention that parking is metered at the ceremony site on the direction card. That’s what the card is for 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think you need to worry about paying for their parking. Mention that there is metered parking available. If you’re in an area where people are accustomed to paying for parking, you could also mention that they can park at the venue for $10 (if that’s possible). Will they have to walk across an empty parking lot if they park on the street?
Post # 6
I think word of mouth is sufficient as well. I don’t think it will really bother people if they have to pay for metered parking. They’ll know to just park where they can, whatever the options are.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
Have you thought of putting a positive/eco spin on it?
You could mention something like "because we care oh so much about the planet and we love to hug trees, we suggest carpooling to the venue". If the environment isn’t your thing, then I totally understand if you don’t dig this idea!
My point is that maybe you can get them into the mentality of having to pay extra for parking without having to explicitly say it. Tricks them! 😉
Post # 8
The directions card is for pratical details like this, and by no means should you feel compelled to have pre-paid the $1 for each of your guests to park. I would put a note that parking is available at the venue or at a metered lot nearby. I’m guessing most people in San Fran expect to have to pay for parking, and would probably anticipate that the venue parking is expensive without you having to say so!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Hi Ms. PiP! Welcome! :o)
I think it would be fine to include a simple line like "Metered parking is conveniently located at…" on your direction card. If you have a wedding website, you might also want to add it there. I don’t think that it’s necessary to mention an exact amount, though.