Post # 1
The hotel where my wedding is being held offers complimentary self-parking with hotel validation. The guests have to validate their parking tickets with the hotel prior to exiting, and if they do not so they will be required to pay $12. I want to make sure that my guests know that they have to validate their ticket–but I don’t want to come across as pushy or reveal the consequences if they don’t validate.
I was thinking of wriing something like this at the bottom of my enclosure card for the reception:
Complimentary self-parking is available in the hotel’s garage. Please validate your parking ticket with the hotel prior to leaving.
Is that sufficient? Any other suggestions?
Post # 3
I’d tweak it a bit because if someone only reads the first sentence they think parking is free.
Validate your self-parking ticket with the hotel front desk to enjoy complimentary parking.
Post # 4
Fishbone’s suggestion sounds good to me!
Post # 5
@fishbone: Good thinking!
Post # 6
@violet25: You may want to tweak the language just slightly. Is this some sort of stamp that a member of the hotel staff must apply to the guest’s ticket for it to be valid? If so, this wording may work:
“Complimentary self-parking is available in the hotel’s garage, with a validated ticket. Please have a member of the hotel staff validate your parking ticket prior to leaving the hotel.”
I would be as specific as necessary and appropriate. For example, if the guest has to stamp his or her own ticket on a machine in the lobby, I would say that. Or, if the hotel staff stamping the tickets are at the front desk, I would say that.
ETA: I see another good suggested was offered by Fishbone while I was writing and editing my post. 🙂
Post # 7
@Brielle: Thanks! Now I’m debating which one to use….