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I just got my STD’s yesterday! Yay never thought STD’s would be exciting lol. Anyway most of my family lives in hour away but we have a decent amount coming from other states. I had planned on including information on the two hotels closest to the place we’re getting married. If I were to get an invitation to a wedding an hour a
way in a location that had amazing outlets and plenty to do I might just get a hotel room and make a weekend of it. I told my mom and she is so opposed to it. As in every time I talk to her she memtions it and how I should just leave them out. I have no idea why she is so opposed. She said not everyone can afford to stay at a hotel, I told her it’s an option not a demand. If they don’t want to they can throw it out. I think she wants everyone to stay at her house which is not plausible, I’m thinking she’s freaking out about Out of Town guests staying an hour away instead of with her and her not be the hostess or whatever is happening in her head. She has me second guessing myself though, I thought this was common but is it rude? Should I just leave it out?
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@ShutterbugCait: It’s more common to sent hotel information with invitations than Save-The-Date Cards.
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- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
Well, I say include the info. Being a good hostess includes clear communication, so the more information your guests have available to them, the better.
Do you have a wedding website? If so, just put the info on there – people who are interested will seek it out.
Our wedding is a (US city) destination wedding, and in my opnion, the whole point of the STD is to get our guests thinking of travel plans and hotel rooms.
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I put all this info on my wedding website, everyone loved it
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I agree, put it on your wedding website and put a shortened custom url on the STD’s
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I sutffed the hotel info in the wedding invites and I wished I didn’t have to do that. It totally offest the invitations .
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@maplemag: I already ordered them and they arrived yesterday so they don’t have a website on them and we don’t have a website since that isn’t a norm in our family. I’m the baby of the family by a lot so all my cousins and siblings were married 7+ years ago.
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@ShutterbugCait: Sorry I must’ve glossed over that you already had your STD’s- woops! Things have definitely changed in the way of weddings in 7 years. Wedding websites are becoming the norm, and they’re free!
If you do change your mind about the wedding website, you can print out business cards and insert them with the STD’s. If not, word of mouth is the only other way I see it.
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I was going to send out hotel info but opted not to because a lot of places were already booked up and I didn’t want it to be ‘my issue’ if someone didn’t get in to one I suggested.
That said – I did recommend booking hotels early for those who needed to. We live 300 miles away from everyone and they would all need a hotel. This way, I’ve told them they need to book soon and if they have trouble booking later on then that’s not my problem!
I think the wedding website is a good compromise!
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@ShutterbugCait: If you’ve already ordered them and they’re ready to go I wouldn’t worry about it. Perhaps add the info with the invitation and in the meantime I’d just use word of mouth to get the info out.