Post # 1
We are planning on putting a map or written out directions on our invitations.
On some samples that we looked at, the bride and groom put directions to the church. Here is my thought, the majority of the people’s first stop will not be the church, but a hotel.
We have a block of rooms reserved at our reception site, but I realize that not everyone will stay there. Do we put directions to both the church and reception or just the church?
Post # 3
I would just do the addresses for the church and reception location. If people are staying at the hotel, they can get the directions themselves.
Post # 4
We had something similar. Here is what we did:
Gave a few options for directions to ceremony/reception venue. We included directions from each interstate, and also directions directly for our hotel. That way guests could use the directions that fit their travel arrangements.
If you have enough room for that, that’s what I recommend. Hope that helps.
Post # 5
Or if you’re doing Out of Town bags for your hotel guests, maybe include the directions from the hotel to the ceremony/reception in the Out of Town bags?
Post # 6
I would try to show the location of both the church and the reception site/hotel. If everything is sort of in the same metropolitan area, and nothing is really out of the way or hard to find, a map only (without directions) is probably sufficient. If you provide too many sets of directions, or if it’s somehow not clear which set to follow (reception site to church? church to reception site?) then people get confused – and confusing directions are worse than no directions. Especially these days when practically everybody will mapquest the locations anyway, given the address.