(Closed) No directions with invites?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What should I do?
    Forget about it. People will look up the address or call you. : (16 votes)
    73 %
    Start over. Make/buy new invitations and include the address or an insert : (5 votes)
    23 %
    I have an idea that I listed below... : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think that some people will be confused since you don’t have the addresses for either location.

    Post # 4
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Oh no!! Sorry to say I agree with MissAsB. Are your invites done? Can you add the addresses on?

    Most younger people have access to GPS or some other Nav. system and the internet to check it out. Can you put all the info on your website? That’ll prob help a lot , but older people might still be confused.

    Post # 5
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

    we have a website, so after i sent out the invites, i emailed everyone as a follow-up to the invites to say “hi!” and to point them to a website for directions and accommodations.  the internet savvy guests will be able to fend for themselves, but some of the others might feel a little lost. and even for the internet savvy, it would be a nice touch if you can swing it!

    Post # 7
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I am torn here.  Part of me thinks you should include it, but part of me thinks that unless it is super hard to find, people should do it themselves.

    We are not including directions for our ceremony site, but we are for the reception – mostly because the reception is 30 minutes away, and kind of hard to find.

    Post # 8
    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i’m literally having the same conversation right now with fi and my parents about whether or not the address is necessary! i’m leaning towards no, since it’s on our website and all our guests are internet savvy, and it will be on the welcome letters we give oot guests, who are the majority of our guests…it’ll just make the invite so wordy….ahhh i don’t know…i’m not being so helpful, but i’m totally with you

    Post # 9
    272 posts
    Helper bee

    If it makes you feel any better, what you’re doing is actually the more traditional, etiquette-correct way of composing a formal invitation.  For the older people in your life who don’t have a GPS or know how to use google maps – it’s okay, they still made it to events thirty years ago, at a time when no one had those things (or a wedding website!) and everyone STILL made it to the chapel.

    I wouldn’t sweat it!

    Post # 10
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m so sorry to say this, but you have to at least include addresses. While you have a webiste, the people that will be most confused are the elderly who probably won’t look at the website either.

    Post # 11
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Not a big deal. Guests usually have to figure out their own way to any function, wether it be a wedding, an office party, etc. Having a website to direct guests to is a good idea, so they know what to wear, local activities or lodging if needed, and directions. Good luck!

    Cinnamon Roll – what did we ever do before GPS?!?! I don’t know how we all survived!  =)

    Post # 12
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Ouch. Well, honestly, if I were you and half done I would probably just say f**k it and send them as is, expecting a bunch of confused phone calls. Put the info on your wedding website if you have one – if you don’t, now you HAVE to do one. Email people who use email. For the older crowd you may have to deal with some phone calls. But one of the PPs was right – people managed to get to weddings for years without the internet or GPS! I think you’ll be OK. Not an ideal situation but whatever – it is what it is.

    Post # 13
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Actually, my Emily Post’s Wedding Ettiquette says you aren’t supposed to put the address of the church on your invitations.  Just the name of the church and the city.  So ettiquette wise, you’re alright!  It also says the only time you must list an address is if the wedding is in a large city, and there are more than one church by the same name or close names.

    Post # 14
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i will actually have a problem with this in that the chapel doesnt have a mailing address its in the middle of Colonial williamsburg and the address is the name of teh building…. soooo its not gonna show up in GPS. but its well known enough that people can figure it out if they get to williamsburg.

    is your venue easy to look up and find? or is it well known? if so, let it go they can figure it out.


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