Post # 1
my mother has informed me that none of my family(aunts uncles cousins) will be attending my ceremony because it is too far away and that they will only be attending my reception, (the following day) my bm suggested to include a map in the invites to show it is only 55min away hoping they will change their mind from my mothers influence…do you think i should include a map and directions?
Post # 3
@angb1230: Absolutely, I’ve actually never seen a wedding invite without a map. It will be helpful! 🙂
Post # 4
Some people think that 15 minutes away is too far. But yes, I think a map is a good idea. Can they stay in a hotel room for the night between the ceremony and the reception so they don’t have to drive the distance two days in a row?
Good luck! Keep us updated.
Post # 5
My fiances family (actually 100% of wedding guests) is all an hour away or further and we sent out directions to our ceremony/reception (same location). We also picked a hotel to stay at and offered everyone to stay with us so we can enjoy the next morning together.
Post # 6
Yeah I kind of agree with your family. If the reception was on the same day sure no problem but you are asking guests to essentially give up 2 days for your wedding. Including a map wouldn;t make any difference to me. I would probably decline the whole thing unless we were super close.
Post # 7
This might be none of my business, but I was wondering why you are having the ceremony and reception on two different days? You totally don’t have to answer if you don’t want!
Post # 8
I’d include the map too but I honestly don’t know if it will make a difference. Is the next-day reception at the same place or close to where you are having your ceremony? Or is the reception site closer to what your family considers ‘home’? I think most of the people I know would not want to drive two days in a row an hour away.
Post # 9
@angb1230: only 55 min away. That’s an hour 🙂
My ceremony and reception were 22 min away from each other, some complained that it was a distance….and only attended reception.
Post # 10
Is your mother my future-mother-in-law?? I’ve been having the exact same issues with her!!
My solution has been to have the wedding/reception during the day. That way it’s easier for people to travel back to town (and less of them will have been drinking) at the end of the show. On top of that, I’m also toying with the idea of hiring a bus to and from the venue for those that won’t be able to drive.
Good luck with it! Let us know how you go