(Closed) Do I include directions in the invitation?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@AshleyR83:  I didn’t place them in the invitation as I know I misplace things and I was afraid my guests would too. I passed out directions at the church after the ceremony was over for the reception. I had my hostesses pass out Word docuements with them.

If you think people will not loose the invite, then by all means place directions to both venues in there. If not, maybe place them on your wedding website or place directions to the church in the invite and directions to the reception at the church. Hope it works out!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@AshleyR83:  I’m in the same boat and I’m not planning on providing directions. I figure everyone has a GPS or knows what mapquet is. It would be my luck that as soon as I provide directions, someone would get lost and complain. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just had a reception card with the address and what time it started. Honestly who doesn’t do mapquest or atleast own a GPS these days… even my 50 year old dad uses mapquest.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I included directions but I’m using pocketfolds so it was easy just to stick another insert in the pocket. I also put directions on our website.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

YES for both!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Westwood:  Ditto. Our ceremony is in a chapel on top of a mountain and a large majority of our guests are from out of town so we’re including directions to both venues in our pocketfold invitations as well as on our website. We might also put them in the welcome packets for our welcome bags we’re having at the hotel for our Out of Town guests…just to be sure haha

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes, I would say especially if they are in seperate locations. I’m sure you have some elderly relatives who don’t have a GPS or acccess to your wedding website, so they will be relying on this information.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t include directions. I have the address for both the church and the reception venue listed on the invites, and they can find a map with both places marked on our wedding website.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I did include directions just because…

can’t just assume everyone goes onto internet or using GPS :/

but since you have separate location for ceremony and reception,I will definitely have some printouts at the ceremony in case someone FORGOT to bring their GPS or something.

 

if you have time/money, I would do the directions to ceremony at the very least.  Once people are there at the ceremony, then they can have printouts from there to get to reception. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d only include directions if these places are realyl tricky to find. If you want to give directions to the reception, I think many more people will avail themselves of those directions if they are handed out after the ceremony.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I included an insert!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am printing up direction cards to the ceremony site and placing them in the invitation envelopes.  

The reception insert and ceremony insert will also have directions on them to each venue.  

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