(Closed) Is it tack to put driving directions on the back of my wedding invitations?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@cieritaqt:  I would just question how many people would actually turn the invite over for driving directions as that isn’t a very common place to print them. I’m use to the insert but you can’t do that option. Hopefully another Bee will have a great idea!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

If your invitations are informal enough, I don’t think it would be tacky at all. You might put one of those little “turn this over” arrows on it, though, so people know.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I didn’t want to use up all my ink so we did ours at FedEx Kinkos. I made a little map on the front and then had directions on the back. It was pretty cheap and they did the layout for me. Like $10 for 6 sheets (4 maps per page) and I had it printed on the thickest cardstock, so it’d be cheaper for a slightly thinner paper. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cieritaqt:  my friend did and it was great!!!!! its the perfrect place for them and trust me everyone turns it over to see, it was the first thing i did!!!! and put a wee magnet on the back too so can stick to the fridge 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

DP

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have an insert for our map.  Our reception is in the middle of nowhere down a well maintained privitly owned road (privitly owned campground in the middle of the countryside in farmland).  I had my graphic designer friend (who also did the invites) make my map for me, but it is pretty easy to do it simply on your own.

Check vistaprint to put them on postcards, they are usually pretty cheap.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cieritaqt:  yea we did that with ours. u can buy strips of it, and u cut a bit off and it comes with sticky stuff which u peel off the protective layer then just stick it to the back!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@cieritaqt:  I probably wouldn’t flip over the invite, but I think a separate card and/or map is super important. We had the same problem (we are getting married at a pretty common place, but use the address or the landmark name and you will not get there). 

While it may be insulting to give people the Garmin address and assume they can’t read a map, I have gone to the venue with both my parents and my in-laws. Both set their Garmins to the landmark address which has no parking and is about a mile away.

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Doing an insert is fine as long as it isn’t a super formal invitation. If you have a wedding website it would also be good to include the driving directions on there. Best wishes for your wedding!

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