(Closed) Did you mention Parking?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Did you mention Parking on the direction card?
    Yes, it was complimentary : (16 votes)
    47 %
    Yes, but it wasn't complimentary : (5 votes)
    15 %
    No, it wasn't complimentary and we didn't want to mention it : (3 votes)
    9 %
    No, but it was complimentary : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Other, I'll explain : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We are mentioning it on the directions card, not on the actual invitation.  The parking is free on the street and in two free lots.

    I think it is important to mention is when the only option the guest has to pay for.

    Post # 4
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    we mentioned it on the website. i don’t think you have to mention it, i’ve gotten plenty of invites that don’t have it and it never really phased me.

    Post # 5
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    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We also put it on our directions, not the actual invitation. Our venue had multiple pay parking lots, and since we paid for our guests parking, we really wanted to make sure they parked in the correct lot.

    I think it’s important to include parking information in 2 cases: 1) the only available parking is pay parking and your guests are responsible for paying, or 2) you’re taking care of the parking cost and your guests have the option to park where you’re paying or to park somewhere else. For example, if the hotel only has valet parking, and you’re paying for it, I don’t think it’s necessary to include parking info. In the same scenario, if you’re not paying for it, I would let guests know ahead of time so that they have cash on hand (I typically don’t bring cash to weddings). Likewise, if the hotel has valet and self parking and you are paying for the valet for your guests, you should let them know so that they utilize it, especially if there is a fee for the self parking lot. IMO the parking info should go on a reception card, direction card, your wedding website, your program or directions/map (if the ceremony is in a different location), etc, but not on the actual invite.

    Post # 6
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    46 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are mentioning in the direction card

    Post # 7
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    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We are mentioning it on the direction card, but only because you can’t park at our ceremony location. You must park at our reception, take the rented trolley car to the ceremony, then back.

    I was a little confused, is parking complimentary or not? Either way, it might be worth mentioning so that if it is complimentary, they don’t pay, and if it isn’t, they carpool?

    Post # 8
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    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes… It is complimentary for all of the guests… but we paid for it.

    Post # 9
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ll be mentioning it on the directions card, because I know driving to the city trips up a lot of our guests. You can always spot a non-city driver, because they park about a mile from their destination, convinced they found a great spot!

    Post # 10
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    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I voted yes, but I just realized it wasn’t on the invite, we just mentioned that there was free parking on our website.  (Sorry, I knew I wrote something about it, I just wasn’t paying attention.)

    As a guest, if there is either no parking or pay parking, I’d appreciate the heads up on a directions card or online somewhere.

    Post # 11
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We are not paying for parking for our guests and have included all of the information on our wedding website!

    Post # 13
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    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    we did not mention it on our direction cards in our invites, but it is posted on our website and the parking lot that we rented is right across the street from the reception site so we are going to place signs that will direct our guests to park there. Hope it works!

    Post # 14
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    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m confused.  Are you paying for the guests’ parking or not?

    In any event, I would mention it.  I think it’s better to be thorough, especially if your event is in a part of the city where parking is limited.  Even though it’s at a hotel, people may be worried about the parking situation.  If you are paying I would say something like “Complementary parking available at ______.  Please mention the X and X wedding.”

    If you aren’t paying, I would mention the prices of the parking areas.  Like, “Parking available at ______ for $X”  If you aren’t comortable stating the price, you could just say there is a fee.

    Post # 15
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We are buying tickets to the lot below our restaurant to distribute to our guests at the event.  We’re not putting that info on our invitations, but it will be listed on our wedding website below the directions to the venue.

    Post # 16
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    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If the wedding is in an area where people could safely assume parking wouldn’t be a big deal (suburban hotel, etc), you probably don’t even need to mention it.  On the other hand, if the wedding were in a major downtown area where parking is usually hard to find or very expensive (for example, manhattan), it might be nice to let the guests know what the options are… at least I would appreciate knowing what to expect (whether or not you paid something). 

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