(Closed) Invitation wording help – rush hour traffic

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I wouldn’t put it on the invitation; I’d include it on a wedding website with directions or maps for alternate routes.  I think anyone from this area will know that, though.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Are a lot of your guests from oot?

Is there any way you could just pass the info along by word of mouth? Or if you are having a website, maybe place it there? 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d spread it word of mouth.  Something like: “It’s generally quicker to fly to the moon than it is to go from Foggy Bottom to Georgetown in rush hour!”  Kidding!  (Well, sort of, I go from Foggy Bottom up to Foxhall a few times a week during rush hour, and it’s a complete nightmare!)

But I’d let guests know on the wedding website and spread the word that traffic is a disaster at rush hour.  How far are your guests going?  Sometimes there are surprising routes that make the traffic less impossible..

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think putting it on the directions is a good idea. Maybe just say something like “During rush hour, travel time from DC to ___ will be approx. XXX minutes”. Whenever I get printed directions, I always appreciate it when an estimate travel time is given so I can plan ahead!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think including it in your directions card is helpful. I think your wording sounds fine – not too bossy.

I wonder, though, if it would be possible to get transportation for guests if they choose? You say about 90% is from out of town. Do you have a hotel block reserved that most guests will be staying at? Sometimes a hotel will be able to take your guests to/from the venue for minimal cost. I know it can be expensive though, so it might not be in budget. If I was your guest, I would be very nervous about making it there in time. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@msfahrenheit: Yeah I like that way of doing it. Give the directions, and then an estimate for the travel time. (Kind of like Google Maps.)

Also, don’t count us out! Some studies say we are #1 in worst traffic!  Woo!

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think your wording sounds bossy at all.  As a guest, I would appreciate the warning.

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