(Closed) How to say "don't drink and drive" on the invitation!?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Also interested in the responses. My wedding is 20 – 40 mins  (on very curvy roads) away from the nearest hotels so I am kind of worried about people risking the drive as well.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Whew! This sounds tricky. Is there another place you can put it like on a wedding website? Or maybe have the MC make an announcement? I’m not sure if the invitation is the best place to address this. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I’ll be having something like this at the reception 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I honestly don’t think you can. If you’re doing an insert with directions, you could put something about it being on a very winding road. I’m assuming no cabs will be available in a place like that.

I’d have the DJ make an announcement pretty early in the evening and then maybe have some signs at the bar as well listing shuttle times.

I think putting it on the invitations is just unnecessary… it’s too far in advance.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think an MC announcement would be approporiate as well but I applaud you for being concerned about this! My FI’s dad was hit by a drunk driver and permanently disabled so this is a big deal for us too. Maybe put on an enclosure card “due to the winding roads surrounding the venue, please consider bringing a designated driver or using the following cab services (contact information).” I also think that just having an MC announcement and providing the cab service information at your reception would be plenty. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@Quinlan:  I really like that, thanks for sharing (:

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Maybe an insert in the invitations?  On the map (if you include one) or separate. Then it doesn’t have to be as formal but I like the idea of cabs in the area included to ppl can plan ahead. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would suggest an insert with local taxi information and then a reminder at the reception with the same info. Make sure to include the kind that will pick up thier car as well. Our friends getting married this weekend stated on thier website the local hotel information, taxi info with approximate cost to the hotel and reminder that your care will be safe at the venue for the night 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Adults already know not to drink and drive. I think it’s kind of a patronizing and semi-innapropriate thing to put on your invites. The sign with cab #s is nice, but with everyone having smart phones these days, it’s redundant.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

 

@aliworthen:  

Please consider the remoteness of our venue and potential for driving hazards when arranging your transportation from the reception to your accomodations. There will be a limited number of shuttles avaliable, and the safety of our guests is our highest priority. 

  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

the picture seems like a great idea!  Someone was actually hit and killed right in front of our venue last month 🙁  ….lots of windy dark roads as well, but luckily not that remote….just in an awkward area….

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

On my wedding website, I gave my menu, including that we were having open bar and asking that people please plan to drink responsibly.

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