Post # 1
We had decided against paying for a direction card/map insert thinking that everyone uses google maps or GPS. But now that we finalized the text for our invite tonight (YEAH!) we realized that we’re not including the street address on the invite. What have people been doing in this situation? (We do plan to have another insert card, but I think it may be full with hotel, rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch info.)
Post # 3
I think you would have to include the address if you aren’t doing a separate card. I imagine the point of not having a directions card is to save some money and not have an extra insert. If you’re going to add an insert with just the address you might as well put directions on it as well. Otherwise, what else do you put?
Post # 4
Before you decide to skip the directions card you really should think about your guest list. Do you have any older relatives on the list that may not use the internet regularly or don’t have a GPS? Any families with young children that in their haste to get to the wedding on time may forget to print out the directions? What about friends or family members that are normally disorganized and would benefit from having all of the information in one tidy little packet?
I know when we thought about all of these possibilities we decided we should include a small map and basic directions! No matter what though you should definately make sure that the address is given!
Post # 5
on one of the inserts we put the website with great directions and then we also put an insert card on ALL out of town guests…
You want to be “user” friendly and late guests are just not cool
Post # 6
I understand your logic in not including the directions card, but we ultimately decided to include it despite your point about GPS. I know a lot of my older family members are not that tech-savvy, and I want to make sure they don’t get lost!
I’d suggest making some room on your invite for the address (people need something to plug into that GPS!) or on the additional insert card you are making.
Post # 7
Tons of people do not have GPS systems so they would be screwed if you didn’t provide directions. Whether they have internet access is irrelevant. If you are providing a card with hotel, etc info, the least you can do is provide a card with directions.
Post # 8
We are putting directions on our website and putting the website info in the invitation. We’re inviting very few people who can’t use google maps – I figure they will either be traveling with someone else or will ask for directions.