Post # 1
I’m trying to figure out how to word my invitations, and could really use some help. We are having a semi-destination wedding (4 hours away for most, some people flying across the U.S.). Our ceremony is going to be on the ocean, and because there is limited parking, we are having the guests arrive at our reception site and then providing a trolley to bring our guests to the ceremony (it’s all of a five minute drive).
The day will go like this:
1. Arrive at reception site
2. Trolley to ceremony site
3. Trolley back to reception site for dinner and dancing!
On all the etiquette sites I see, they say to have your ceremony site address on the invitations. But, I’m afraid if I do that, people will think they need to arrive at the ceremony site! Is it okay to use my reception site on the invitation? Is there a better way to do it?
Thanks in advance for your help! 🙂
Post # 3
I would just put the ceremony address and have an insert with the information about the trolley
Post # 4
@MrsLuckyBee: I actually don’t agree with PP…put the reception location….some people will get confused with the 2 addresses and what one to go to first. Just have guest go to your reception address…make sure you LET PEOPLE KNOW that there is a trolly that leaves at a certain time…so late guests wont make it
Post # 5
I would have the reception site address on there, no one needs to know the ceremony address as no one will be driving there. It will only confuse them. Include the reception address on the actual invite, and you can spread the news of the trolley by word of mouth.
Post # 6
If there is no parking at the ceremony site, it would be foolish to direct your guests there. I would put the reception site on the invitation, then clarify what will happen on the reception card.
Post # 7
The address on the invitation is supposed to let your guests know where they have to go, so I would definitely put the reception address.
If you have a wedding website, you can write this information there, but you don’t need to.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Put the address where guests are expected to park. You can add a line at the bottom of the invitation about the trolley to the ceremony site (or you can leave that as a surprise.) Or you can add an insert with information about the trolley to the ceremony site.
Post # 9
We did this same thing for our wedidng and we wrote on the invite the physical ceremony address but wrote directly underneath it ‘transportation to the ceremony will be provided’.
We had so few guests that we just called them when we got back the rsvp and told them were we’d pick up (their hotel) but I would add a small insert into your invite saying again that ‘transportation will be provided’ and for all guests to meet at X at X:XX to board the trolley to the ceremony location.
none of our guests were confused and no one that was local attempted to drive. I would defintaly go with the insert though if you are having more guests that you can easily call and inform them.
Post # 10
Thank you everyone for your replies! 🙂