(Closed) Is this rude? Long, sorry!

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

So the venue doesn’t have it’s own parking lot? Is there any way you can work out a deal with the venue to include parking? Or is there any other parking lots around that are free?

Post # 5
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ugh – I’m going to assume you live in a city and city parking is just  ridiculous.

Our venue doesn’t have it’s own parking lot either – it uses the courthouse parking lot, but luckily for me parking is included in the rental fee for the venue. 

I think the way you worded it sounds fine, but it is always nicer to cover the parking if at all possible. 

Post # 6
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

How many cars are you estimating for your parking?  We were able to hire a valet company at $6.00 a car.  They estimated with 160 people there will be a max of 60 cars, so that means that parking would only be $360 and we don’t have to pay it up front because we don’t know the total number of cars until after the event.  I would think with wedding money you receive you could afford to offer free parking to your guests.

Post # 7
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the wording sounds fine. If city parking is as ridiculous as everyone says, I’m sure they’re expecting it, or won’t be offended by it.

Post # 8
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Sounds fine to me. It’s factual, not rude at all.

Post # 9
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would NOT recommend saying on your website that people are welcome to tag along for the pictures.  Trust me, the more people involved, the slower it is going to be and the more annoyed your photographer is going to be (can’t you just imagine Uncle Soandso yelling “hold on one second, my flash isn’t working and I want this one too!”).  Personally, I felt awkward enough modelling in front of the photographer and bridal party, never mind if all of the guests were there too!  I would just mention the local attractions page and leave it at that. 

With regards to parking, we mentioned on our website where the parking was, and mentioned what the cost was for the different options.  I would just say that the lot is free for under 2 hours, and $6 for any longer amount of time.  Personally, I wouldn’t want to move my car, so I would probably just leave it the whole time. 

Post # 10
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with Leprechaun – I wouldn’t encourage people to tag along for the pictures, I would just direct them to your list of fun things to do in the area.

I don’t think that the part about parking costing $6 sounds rude at all — if you want to cushion a little bit, though, you could mention that it is a reduced rate for mentioning that they attended your wedding. I think most people expect to pay for parking in cities / downtown areas, though.

Post # 11
2691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think your wording sounds perfect, doesn’t sound rude to me at all.

Post # 12
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

sounds fine! i’m having paid parking and didn’t even think about it… people are pretty used to it when there is something right downtown in a big city.

Post # 13
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Your wording is very gracious. If I were a guest at your wedding and I read this on your website, I’d think it was really nice that you took the time to spell everything out for your guests. 

Post # 15
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The wording sounds fine to me.  I am the type who likes to have the most information possible.  Can I ask a question though- do you have to have such a long gap?  As a wedding guest I would be a little put off by having to wait around for 2-3 hours.  Even if you can’t afford a cocktail hour could you do some of the pictures before hand and have the reception start sooner?  I’m sure people wouldn’t mind a cash bar or waiting for an hour or so after the ceremony as this is pretty standard.  It might even be more affordable to just do heavy hor dourves and cake following the ceremony rather than worrying about feeding everyone a full dinner. 

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