(Closed) Not putting directions into the invitations?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with you. With GPS and Google maps, I think directions cards are kind of outdated and unnecessary. My invite was only a single page invitation and an RSVP postcard. I don’t really like the idea of a dozen little extra cards in an invitation. I think you’re fine to just skip it!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I didn’t want to include a directions card, but my mom kept telling me that people aren’t going to be able to find it (which I still disagree with) but we ended up including one.  Ours has the map with addresses on the top of the card and directions below.  Could you add directions to the back of the map card so you wouldn’t have to do a separate directions card?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I HAVE to put directions in mine. But that’s because our wedding will 5 miles outside of the little town we live in, which is two hours from the city I’m from with all of my family and friends. The location will be on the front, probably with a mini map and directions on the back. But I’m only doing it for my guests. All of his are from around here and know where his parents live.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My invites were just one card so I also included a small printout of a google map and simple directions to get to the venue. Tho I did have a lot of out of towners coming who arent used to a big city so many of them appreciated it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we did not mail out directions or a map–we had a map and directions on our website, and also included it in our out of town welcome bags, and that was good enough! we didn’t have any complaints

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think we will include any.  I will probably put a little map in out of town bags if we do those just to show the directions but the hotel two blocks away so that should be pretty easy. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Just because GPS may be popular, many people still don’t have one so never assume anything. Can you provide directions on the map card? If not, be prepared for your guests to get lost.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Ember78: I guess I was assuming that even without GPS most people could get directions online ahead of time?  In my case the grandparents are the only ones without internet and they will probably be getting rides from family members anyway.  Also it seems like often the maps aren’t all the helpful because people are coming from so many different directions. 

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