Post # 1
My fiance is a graphic designer so naturally, he is making our invitations. We agreed on the design, colors, layout and everything. Then the next day he came to me and told me that he was looking over the invitation again and he wasn’t happy with the spacing of the lines so he was working all day on it trying to make it work. He told me the only way to fix it and make it “look right” is to remove the address of the venue. I obviously argued and told him that we absolutely cannot take off the address! I told him “That’s how people will find the building number” and “It’s tradition- It’s just what people do!” He asked for one good reason why. He feels that because everyone uses GPS on their phones, it is unnecessary, and his perfectionism just cannot leave it there.
Please help me come up with a good reason WHY we need to keep the address on them.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
I read that you should not put the address on the invitation. However, I designed ours so all the information went on the back of the invite. The front was just our names, the date, and “please join us for the wedding of”.
Post # 3
Can you include a separate card with the address? And any parking information, dress code, etc.?
Post # 4
Wow, I didn’t know that was a “thing!” Thanks!!
We are already doing a details card so we will definitely add the address on there
Post # 5
Traditionlly, the address was not included on the invitation. That may have been because in a smaller world, everyone knew where it was. Nowadays people can find it so easily that I wouldn’t lose sleep over it.
You can choose to include a separate reception card, or include the address on a general information card, or your website.
Post # 6
My 83 yo Father-In-Law does not use GPS on his phone. Neither do any of DH’s aunts and uncles. He needed a reason, there you go.
Post # 7
What good is a pretty invitation if it doesn’t give people the info they need to get to the event? Different venues can have the same name or very similar names, even in the same city. I remember a wedding I went to where some of the guests drove 2 HOURS to the wrong church because there was another church with the same name in another city. Yes, the invitation did give the city, so I’m not sure if those people didn’t include it, or google maps/GPS thought it was smarter, or what. But it was more than one person, so was not just one dummy messing up. I would include the address. It’s one line. As a guest, I would a million times rather look at an extra line of text than waste 2 hours of my life, and miss your entire ceremony and part of the reception.
Post # 8
I think adding to your details card or as PP mentioned, back of the invitation will work if the design allows for that.
I would absolutely encourage that yall put the address somewhere- even if everybody uses GPS nowadays… GPS cannot ALWAYS be trusted. I always double check addresses (if it is somewhere I have never been before)… GPS can play tricks on you and have you driving in circles for an hour!
Post # 9
Always always always include the address. Sometimes there are venues that have names that are just close enough that it’s easy to miss.
You could include it on a separate card with the invitation.
Post # 10
I did not include the address on the invitation. Traditionally, an address is only included if there are 2 venues in that town with the same name.
Post # 11
If you want to make it easy for your guests to show up at the right place, then include the address. Somewhere. Anywhere. On the front, on the back, separate card, doesn’t matter, so long as it’s printed somewhere and travels with the invite. Yeah everyone can look stuff up on GPS or google but why not tell people where it is rather than sending them on a scavenger hunt?
Post # 12
Mine didn’t have the address on the invitation itself, it was on a seperate gen. info/details card with some basic driving instructions. Just put it on the insert and all parties involved can be happy. Guests know where to go and the invite is aesthetically pleasing!
Post # 13
The last wedding I went to had a separate piece of paper with directions to the venue. That took care of the address, and the awful possibility of going to the wrong place.
I don’t even remember if the address was on the invitation.
Post # 14
We didn’t put the address on our invitation. We included a details card that had the address. Looked much better that way! We had to include the address though as our wedding was at a private wedding venue- no website and wouldn’t show up on GPS!
Post # 15
You need to include it somewhere. I would be annoyed if it was not on the invite or a separate card. I’d worry I wasnt going to the right place.