(Closed) FI doesn't want to put venue address on our invitation!! HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Newbee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Can you include a separate card with the address? And any parking information, dress code, etc.? 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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mrsEtobee:  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.

http://theinvitationblog.com/2012/03/13/invitation-advisor-tips-for-venue-and-reception-wording-on-your-wedding-invitations/

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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mrsEtobee:  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
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Blushing bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Bumble bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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.

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