(Closed) How should I word this on our invitation?

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@cieritaqt:  I would spread the information by word of mouth and/or through your wedding website. If you do put it on an insert, I would probably write, “Please bring comfortable shoes for the ceremony. The ceremony site is a meadow located a quarter of a mile from the parking lot. Transportation will be available for those unable to walk to the ceremony site. If you require transportation, please indicate the number of rides needed here: ___.”

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Lol, Etiquette Snob here…

somethingaquamarine:  is right this is “extraneous” info… and doesn’t need to be on your Ceremony Invite (would take away from the serious of it)… this is the kind of stuff that once upon a time used to be conveyed by word-of-mouth… today it can be placed on your Wedding Website (where all kinds of logistics can be located… Driving Directions – Hotel Info – Full Menu etc)

If you are having a very very informal Wedding, and using a pocket fold invite… it could go in there as well.  BUT I prefer the options that I’ve outlined in the above paragraph (Simple, Clean Invite Packages, that aren’t overloaded with things look the most professional / elegant)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cieritaqt:  We’re in the same boat ๐Ÿ™‚  Ours is at a farm with no air conditioning and uneven grounds.  Our venue provides a hand out to give to guests about choosing footwear wisely.  I didn’t want to include it with our invites because it looked out of place.  I basically just spread the word…I made sure everyone knew that this was going to be a “comfortable” wedding.  Then I also included a section on our wedding website called ” important venue information” .   Two weeks before the wedding I’m going to send out an email reminding people how to access the parking lot…it’s a bit tricky, and to remind them about footwear/clothing

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@cieritaqt:  Ugh, ignore those other women at the other site.  I’ve been to a couple weddings that involved a big group “nature walk” after the ceremony, and they were great!  Obviously older / infirm people can’t handle it, but you’ve got that already taken care of. 

I think just having a blurb on your website is the way to go, and having your mom or whomever also spread the word to relatives.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@cieritaqt:  Yeah I did.  Lame.  I don’t think we’re supposed to bash other sites, so I won’t tell you what I think of the women at that site or the way they respond to new posters 99% of the time….  Just know it’s not you ๐Ÿ˜‰

But yeah, you know your guests the best.  If you think they’d be fine with a 1/4 mile walk, then go for it!  Personally, most of our friends and family are super outdoorsy and active, so it would be no big deal at all – except for a select few with disabilities or many years under their belts.

You have to wonder, who are these women who are so uptight about walking a little bit in their dressy clothes?  Are they wearing freaking stillettos or skin-tight dresses to an outdoor wedding?  It seems really bizarre to me. 

Post # 13
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Newbee

This reminds me of a wedding I went to in Germany a few years ago.  It was in a gorgeous nature park with the reception at the base of a steep hill in an old mansion sort of home.  What no one mentioned was that the ceremony was in a gazebo that was a 20 minute walk straight up the grassy hill at sunset…and I and many others were wearing 3 inch heels!  Most of us ended up having to take them off on the walk up and down the hill so we didn’t break our ankles.  I wish the couple had communicated this with us!  Thank you for thinking of your guests!

Post # 14
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Wannabee

I think it’s a lovely idea! I love unique weddings. I feel like as long as you prepare your guests for the walk, it’s okay. Plus, your guest should know you and your fiance’s personality, and I’m sure this nature setting suits you well. I agree with what another bee said – ignore the replies on the other site. I read through them and they were beyond rude. This is your wedding, and your guests are well prepared. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve worn stilettos to an outdoor wedding….so I’d appreciate the info!  The outdoor weddings I’ve been to have been at botanical gardens, seated garden weddings, that type.  So light summer dresses and heels were appropriate.

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