Post # 1
Not sure if this is an etiquette post, but I am looking for guidance on the proper way to do something. I am months and months away from sending out Save-The-Date Cards (save the dates) but I have been wondering about something specific.
On a typical STD the city of the wedding or reception is listed. In my case, I live in the Milwaukee, WI area. Our wedding reception is in a suburb of the city, and the reception is in a different suburb. These suburbs are definitely considered part of Milwaukee (meaning that these towns are not far away – about 15 minutes to downtown with traffic).
So I am wondering what I would put on my STDs? 95% of my guests will be out of towners and only about 30% of guests would even know the specific suburb names. Whereas, if I put Milwaukee, WI everyone would know where I am talking about. However, I don’t know if it is proper to put Milwaukee, when we won’t be directly in Milwaukee, more so in the Milwaukee vicinity.
I know some may suggest to just not include the location, but it is a necessity since I am not getting married in my hometown and I would like people to know where it is ahead of time. Also, I know a quick google search for any guest will help them identify the location. However, I am looking for guidance on what is the proper way to do this!
Post # 3
I would say the “proper” would be to put the actual city location of the ceremony. If you put Milwaukee most people would probably assume the wedding is in the downtown area.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@pinksprinkles: Or you can do what i am going to do, and say:
“Ceremony in (suburb 1) and reception in (suburb 2), just outside of Milwaukee” (or just south of milwaukeee, you get the picture)
That way people who might be flying in know which airport they should go to rather than having to look it up
Post # 6
95% of our wedding guests will be from out of town and we are getting married in a town about 20 miles outside of austin, tx. we just did our Save-The-Date Cards and put “austin, tx” on them since that is where we will be living then and the official invite will have the venue address on it. The town of the venue is really small and we wanted to avoid a million calls/emails from people asking where the heck it was it lol.
Post # 7
We are getting married in the suburbs of Baltimore and put Baltimore MD on the Dave the date. for all intents and purposes that is where the wedding is, especially to out of towners. on the invitation I have the full addresses of the locations
Post # 8
@ErinC6: @blueabz: Thanks! Good to hear what other bees in a similar situation have chosen to do!