Should I add anything to my FAQ?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

What do I do about dietry restrictions? 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

spydezra:  This looks good!!  The one thing I could add, because I always end up asking/seeking out the response is regarding transportation to/from hotel to the reception, and then back!!  Is there a shuttle if I book a room?!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  OUgal0004.
Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Not dictating what guests should wear is fine, but not suggesting guidelines might make for some uncomfortable guests, if some dress casual and others formal. Maybe some place you could put the words semi-formal, formal, etc., for some guidance?

 

Post # 5
Hostess
9910 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

spydezra:  

How do I get there?

What hotel should I stay at?

Is there a gap? 

Post # 6
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1473 posts
Bumble bee

Is it an cash bar? Nothing worse than going to a wedding with no money to find out its a cash bar. 

Where are you registered?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

spydezra:  Yes, I’ve always equated the length of the bridesmaid gowns, to the level of formality. We ran into the issue recently, with my daughter’s black-tie wedding. I asked if the dates of 2 of the groomsmen – aquired 2 weeks before wedding, so we couldn’t mail them individual invitations – knew it was black-tie? I didn’t want them to feel uncomfortable, if they thought they were under-dressed. Since it was late summer, and hot/humid, a number of the ladies wore cocktail style dresses, so the 2 guests didn’t would not have felt uncomfortable. 

We hosted a shuttle, between the hotel block with the largest number of rooms booked, and the wedding venue. Since they provided the catering, to the off-site veur, they did it for a fee. In hindsight, I think only half the guests used it anyway. (The other hotels with blocks didn’t offer a shuttle service, whether paid or not). Oh well …

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

“What should I wear?” 

I only say this because I got asked this a million times, and I , too, did not want to dictate what people wear. If you want to be non-prescriptive, you totally can be while still providing an answer — for example: “The bride will be wearing a ball gown and the groom will be in a suit. Guests should wear whatever they are comfortable wearing to a semi-formal party. The ceremony will be outside on grass, so keep that in mind when choosing your footwear. Also note that it can get chilly at night.” Or whatever. 

I would take out the “What are your colors” question, because it’s not clear to me what guests are supposed to do with that info. Wear that color? Not wear that color? To me, it’s confusing.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

spydezra:  I would leave it on there, especially since you have good reasons for the colors. I ALWAYS want to know what color the bridesmaids are wearing. I went to a wedding once where I wore the EXACT shade of blue as the bridesmaids and since their dresses were short (as was mine), some guy told me I did a great job as a bridesmaid. Awkward.

Post # 13
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club

spydezra:  We aren’t having a shuttle either, so I understand why you don’t want to put “No, sorry!”  Instead, we put directions from the preferred hotel to the venue and then the reverse directions back with a note of “with plenty of (free) parking at the venue and hotel!”

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

spydezra:  When talking about the cash (liquor) bar, also mention if there is an ATM on location or if they take credit cards. 

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