Post # 1
In the age of the smartphone, google maps and GPS how imperative is it to include a “directions” card? Personally, even when I have directions to something, I still default to my maps app on my phone.
I tried to think of anyone who does NOT have a smart phone or GPS and even when it comes to older relatives, I can’t think of anyone!
Are you including one in your invitations? Why or why not?
Post # 2
BurlapnLace: I skipped directions. People can figure it out. I did put directions on the website though ( just copied and pasted what the website had)
The only people I really think would have a hard time with website directions/google maps are the grandparents and they are all coming with other family members
Post # 3
Nope. I gave them a physical address that will work with GPS and also a link to our wedding website with a little map and all. I thought about doing direction cards but honestly, those never really worked so great for me when I was at the helm so I said no.
Post # 4
If it’s complicated to get there, I would include it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t. We did not, but our directions were basically “walk out of the hotel, make a left, go one block, and there’s the venue.” We did include a map in the welcome bag, just in case, but definitely didn’t have a formal directions card in the invitation.
Post # 5
I included a map, but my hotel, welcome dinner, ceremony, reception and thank you brunch were all in one location; I didn’t think directions were necessary lol.
Post # 6
I voted for Nay, although we did insert them into some of our invitations. I say some, as they were only from the hotel (where our reception is at) to the ceremony venue at a local park. Our ceremony invite list was small, so we didn’t need too many.
I mainly did it cos my mom has a thing for worrying about everyone else and some people not finding the place… so my FI made very awesome maps for it.
Post # 7
People managed to find their way to weddings before Smartphones, Google Maps and GPS’s.
Post # 8
BurlapnLace: I am forgoing them because the hotel where we have our room block is directly across the street from the venue. Additionally, any local guests most likely know where our venue is located and will either Google the address themselves or can get the directions off of our website if needed. For the older crowd, they make up such a little amount of our guest list that I assume they will ask if needed (but 99% of them will be staying at the hotle already).
Post # 9
The vote is resounding! We’re providing shuttle transport from hotel to venue, which will fill the gap between then and our ceremony, which the majority of people expressed interest in. Those who are not staying at the hotel are even opting to leave their cars there and hitch a ride, which I’m happy about b/c I don’t want people driving.
If our hotel/venue provides some kind of pre printed thing, then why not throw it in. Otherwise, I won’t bother!
Post # 10
I skipped them. No one uses paper maps anymore. Anyone who doesn’t know where it is will just GPS it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club
We are including them in our invitation suite, soley for aesthetics. We have pocket invitations with multiple stair stepped inserts so we just made one of them a directional card. I work for a printing company so my invitations are essentially free, but if I had to pay for them I would have skipped them. Most people will use GPS or Smartphone.
Post # 12
we included them, but if i had to to do it over again, i’d probably skip them.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
BurlapnLace: I think if a lot of people don’t know the area it is worth it. Also, if you have a lot of older people. I don’t think it is necessary if people are from the area.
Post # 14
I don’t always think directions are necessary. My friend that got married just had on the invite that if a guest needed directions, to contact her MOH or her mother.
Post # 15
I think they’re nice for the older crowd, but everyone I know under about 60 has GPS or a smart phone with it.
ETA: that’s my family, though. Your guests may have different needs, depending on out of towner numbers, elderly guests, etc