Post # 1
So…many guests who are invited to our June 2014 wedding live out of town. I’ve already gotten several questions about what hotel we have rooms blocked out, when the ceremony is, etc.
We have a wedding website that has all of the necessary information including our hotel blocks, how to reserve, time of events, direcations, dates, etc. Unfortunately did not share that info on our Save the Date we already sent. We will send our invites late April/early May because that will be 6-8 weeks before the wedding. I’m debating sending out a Facebook message to Out of Town guests giving them the website info so they can have the information sooner and start looking into accommodations as they would like to do. I don’t know if that’s breaching etiquette or not though…
I also thought about sharing the wedding website with our parents, bridal party, and they can pass the info along if people ask…
What are your thoughts on this? Any suggestions on how to tackle this?
Post # 3
We posted that info on our wedding web site. The URL was on our Save-The-Date Cards.
Post # 4
Email it to people you know can forward it. If you can’t do that, Facebook them. We had a wedding website, and we sent it to Mother-In-Law early on for her side and to my mom for my side. And then just told our friends over FB. 🙂 It may not be what etiquette queens would be okay with, but who cares? Good luck!
Post # 5
@Skittles131: I’m not big on Facebook messages. Can you send an email and blind copy all of the OOT’s ?
Post # 6
Sure, send them an email. That’s not rude at all. But really… they as adults should be able to handle booking their own hotels without your help!
Post # 7
@Skittles131: Our minds are on the same thing right now, I’m also trying to work out this issue! Together we shall prevail! 😀
Post # 8
@Skittles131: That information is on our website, and I also shared with my parents as I knew many of the older guests who are not as computer saavy would be calling them.
Post # 9
i had a wedding in the next town over. we are an island so everyon had to take a plane or the cheaper way, by ferry. so i sent out the save the dates a year in advance so people could start saving and requesting work, since mostly everyone was from out of town. then i sent the invites roughly about 4 months before the wedding with an rsvp card, and a letter called the “particulars” which included all that, directions to places, hotels and prices that i blocked. i folded them up, made it on golden paper, and stamped the outside with our “logo”. it was really cute and i liked the idea. But most of our guests are not internet savy at all. so that wasnt an option. if you can i think it would be more formal to send out invites a bit early and then include a “particulars”. i think a facebook or email would be fine but seems very casual. that wouldnt have worked with most of my guests.
if you ladies are interested in it. this is something i used as a guidline. except i added the hotels and did not have a registry. A friend thought i should have also included fun things to do or see in that town but i thought that would be too much.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone for your input.
To clear up confusion, I have the travel and accommodation info on my wedding website.
I already sent out Save the Dates.
I plan on putting the website info on my invitation but feel it will get to guests too late, particularly those who have to travel from afar and need to make travel arrangements.
I could email except I don’t have everyone’s email addresses and Facebook will be much, much easier because I won’t have to gather emails.
I think I will share with our immediate family and they can pass it along. If anyone directly asks me, I can share with them as well before the wedding.