Invitation help

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should we include printed directions in the invitation?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    21 %
    No : (22 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @hazyleyedbeauty:  Is it particularly difficult to find the venue or recently built within the last year or two?  If so, I would add a card with a map and directions.  If not or if google maps gives good directions for the location, I would trust the guests to find it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    No. Give the address obviously, but people can use google or GPS or whatever to find it. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1259 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think it really depends on your guests and where they are coming from. We live in a super small town and everyone pretty much lives here (if they don’t, they aren’t far) so we did not include directions on the invitiations.

    However, if we had people coming from further away who weren’t really familiar with our city, I think I would.

    Post # 6
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @hazyleyedbeauty:  I think with the prevalence of smart phones, GPS, and computer access a map or directions is overkill. 

    Post # 7
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    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    We did not include written direction. We included the addresses of the Church and Venue. We figured it would be a waste with smart phones, google maps, and GPSs. Nobody is going to follow written direction anyway. 

     

    I’m sure that your guests will find it just fine 🙂 especially since you have it on your website. They can print it off or write it down super easy. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    3711 posts
    Sugar bee

    We’re just putting the address, on the invitation. It’s on the main street, of a small town. The website, for the venue, has directions, from various routes.

    We were going to put a variety of directions on the website – from each of the 4 direction points, but decided not to. The last thing I wanted to hear was complaints that people didn’t like our directions, they took a shorter route, their GPS told them to go another way, etc.

    Post # 9
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    2885 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Just make sure to include a correct address on the invites.  Everyone has GPS now, even grandma and grandpa. 

    I would make sure to both Mapquest and Google your address to make sure that it is correct.  A friend of mine dropped the East on her address by accident, and it took people to the other side of town.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee

    No. Less is more when it comes to formality and elegance. And your guests are adults who can use a map.

    Post # 11
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    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @hazyleyedbeauty:  The adress my venue has is pretty much useless and since it is a little bit out of the city (maybe 20 minutes) we will provide a little card with map for directions.

    Post # 12
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If people are coming from different directions, directions won’t be helpful… SO I’d prefer just the address over directions!

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