(Closed) Are directions and accommodations necessary in invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are directions and accommodations necessary?

    Yes to both

    Directions are

    Accommodations are

    No to both

  • Post # 31
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I am still debating putting a map in a few of the invitations, for some of my family who lives Out of Town. However, I need to make that decision and figure out how to make a map this weekend since invites need to go out in a week. Our ceremony venue isn’t hard to find, but you just never know!

    I contemplated putting registyr information on the information card (which also talked about the block of rooms at the reception site hotel, and gave our wedding website address). But, I did it. I also included this same informaiton on our Website, but in case people can’t check it out – they at least have this information.

    Post # 32
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    Blushing bee

    our suite had a card with travel and hotel info, because 99% of our guests had to travel more than an hour for our wedding (most were flying in, some were driving, almost all had to stay in a hotel). but any kind of directions were on our wedding website. 

    if you don’t have a website, word of mouth is fine. or maybe be open to having people call you?

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

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    rosecut:  I think these things do need to be included. The only reason why I don’t have them included in my actual invitation is because I have an online website. Everyone will be RSVP-ing online and there I have lists of accomodations and links to maps. We have a lot of Out of Town gifts as well.

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I was just in a wedding that provided room blocks (perfect because we got a discounted rate and rooms set aside on Brickyard Weekend), and provided detailed directions after the cermony from the church to downtown because of the massive amounts of construction we have here. It was very appreciated, and everyone made it without a hitch.

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    rosecut:  They aren’t necessary, but they are helpful for guests that will be traveling from out of town.  Over half of our guests are traveling, so I made it point to put info on our website as well as including an insert with our invitations for older relatives that don’t use the internet.

    About the registry info – no, you’re not the only one who doesn’t want to go through a scavenger hunt to find a couple’s registry!  Before wedding websites were available, invitations with registry cards was the norm and I appreciated them.  There were a couple of invitations where one wasn’t included and it was such a hassle.  Especially when it was a co-worker and I obviously didn’t have her friends or family’s contact info.

    I know it’s against etiquette, but I personally would never think of it as tacky or gift-grabby if I saw registry info with an invite.  I just see it as people are going to want to know where you’re registered, so why not have the info ready for them?  

    Post # 36
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    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We put directions & accomodations on our wedding website, we did have a card in our invite with our website address.

    Post # 37
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    599 posts
    Busy bee

    We had 42 guest (invited 51) and had a website. We used Wedding Wire and it look 10-15 mins to set up. There was no way I wanted people calling and asking for things leading up to the wedding. Also, on the day of call list we asked that people call everyone but the bride and groom (this list only went to our vendors and parents). 

    In our invitation suite we had:

    – Invitation

    – RSVP card with envelope

     

    No one needs a map these days – they can use a GPS, their phone or Google maps. 

    Registry info anywhere near an invitation is just tacky and rude. We put this and our accommodation information on the website.

    Our rehearsal dinner invitation was sent separately and only to those invited (17 guests).

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I would definitely skip the registry info in the invites. Registry info normally goes in the bridal shower invites not the wedding invites.

    You dont need to have accommodation information but for us we did. We were able to get a discounted rate for our guests at a nearby hotel (no cost to us, we jsut called reserved 40 rooms that were discounted by $50 a night! if guests called asking for a reservation in our hotel block). We included this information in the invitations. Obviously guests dont have to stay there if they dont want to but its the courteous thing to look for a discounted rate for them since they are coming from Out of Town and spending enough money on travel as it is. Plus, sometimes guests like to hang out after the wedding, or car pool to and from the recetion with a designated driver. If people know of one hotel most people will stay there and it helps them stay safe by carpooling or splitting taxi’s etc. It keeps your guests together isntead of randomly all over.

    We booked a hotel block but we are also providing trolley transporation for our guests to and from the reception, thats another thing that is NOT required at all but i highly suggest looking into discounted rooms for your guests, they will greatly aprpeciate it!

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Please do not put registry info on invite. Rude. 

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