(Closed) Direction Cards or No? Or Print Directions on a Business Card??

posted 4 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Direction Cards?
    Include direction cards... using business cards will look fine. : (3 votes)
    15 %
    Include direction cards, but order the real deal. Business card-size is tacky. : (1 votes)
    5 %
    No direction cards. Include wedding website only on back of invitation. : (11 votes)
    55 %
    No direction card and don't print anything on back of invitation either. They already got it on STD. : (3 votes)
    15 %
    Print directions at home and insert them into the invitations of the 1 or 2 ppl who might need them. : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I never use those direction cards. Nowadays there are so many easy ways for people to get personalized directions, I don’t think they’re very needed. We are including a Google Map on our wedding website, though.

    Post # 3
    Member
    2655 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I have only received directions with a wedding invitation once, and they were printed on the back (it was like a card with an image on the front, info on the two faces inside and then a map on the back). I glanced at it once and didn’t even bother bringing it with me to the wedding – all you really need these days is the address or even just the name of the venue. We won’t be including direction cards – they seem a bit of a waste of money and paper.

    Post # 4
    Member
    20 posts
    Newbee

    I actually ordered mine from Vista print also…..i was having th same dilemma as you so The customer service rep recommended I use business cards for direction cards so I listened to her…. And they were terrible. Way too small. I never even put them in .i just threw them out 

    Post # 5
    Member
    660 posts
    Busy bee

    i think the business card sized directions might take away from the overall look. if the directions are easy and on your website, then i wouldn’t have them printed. most people will use gps and for guests you think won’t use gps, can maybe give directions ahead of time.

    i have an invite, rsvp card, and a double-sided accommodations/details card. the details side has addresses and “for more information and directions visit (wedding website).

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    1219 posts
    Bumble bee

    My daughter printed her own enclosures except for the rsvp.  She only did a small card with their website as a reminder.  She did not want to print on the back of anything.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I’m not going to include direction cards in my invite, but I am going to post directions on the website, and also on the website, I’m going to specifically tell everyone that, unless they have Verizon, they will probably not be able to use their phones to get directions to the venue or hotel; even if they do have Verizon, it is likely that they will be in the “extended” range (aka using a ton of data, and of course, Verizon is stingy with data plans).  But my venue is in a very rural, cell-phone spotty, location.  I think it’s important to let them know ahead of time that if they have satellite GPS they’ll be fine, but if they are going to rely on Siri or google maps on their phone, they better print off directions ahead of time, just in case.  

    But in your situation, I think your website info should be fine.  I have a hard time agreeing with the posters on this site who say things like “older guests may not be able to go online to RSVP,” or whatever.  My 75 year old parents go online everyday, as do all of my friends’ parents (the ones who are still alive anyway).  I agree that it used to be a problem – my grandmothers were unable to figure out how computers worked, but they both died 10 years ago at the ages of 95 and 97.  There are very few people – even old people – alive today in the developed world (especially the US and Canada) who can’t go online and look up info.  (There are people who are too poor to have internet access, but even they usually have phones and/or access to libraries.  And somehow I doubt those are the people traveling to our weddings.)

    Post # 8
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    2033 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We included a direction card but it only seemed to confuse people….

    Post # 10
    Member
    773 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

    We printed the directions on business cards and they were SUPER TINY! Wouldn’t recommend! Most people have maps, gps or whatever to use. Many of our guests lost the directions card anyways!

    Post # 11
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    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    My venue provided direction cards, which I will include with the invitations. 

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