Post # 1
Hi all! I just wanted to get some feedback.. I just got my invitations and sent them out, but noticed that the directions are incorrect! It’s just the freeway is saying to go the opposite direction. My fiance says it’s not a big deal and people will mapquest the directions anyways. I just want to kick myself! Has anybody else overlooked this important detail? Am I just making a big deal out of nothing?
Post # 3
My friend just encountered this and sent an email to as many people as she could to spread the error. Most people will mapquest or have navigation so don’t beat yourself up.
Post # 4
We drove our directions/map several times before we sent everything to the printers. Your Fiance is right that at least a few guests will mapquest, and some will have navigation. Unfortunately, some will also not bother to look at all – because you gave them directions! Why should they second-guess you? And some are not internet-savvy, and some (like Darling Husband and I) don’t buy a new car every couple of years.
Another problem is – as I’m sure you’ve experienced – when one part of the couple has one set of directions (for instance, your directions) and one has another (for instance, the navigation). Then you have some question about which to follow, arguments ensue, people possibly choose incorrectly. I would actually print up a revised sheet of directions and consider sending it out after you get your RSVPs – but I’m not only kind of a perfectionist, I also hate getting lost and don’t have a great sense of direction.
Alternatively, you could figure out what is the worst case delay if they actually follow your directions and have to backtrack – and then plan on waiting up to that much longer to make sure all your guests actually made it to the venue.
Post # 5
I really like the idea of sending out revised directions to those who RSVP yes. As a frequently-lost person, I would really appreciate that.
Post # 6
Great! thanks that sounds like a great idea.
Post # 7
You could also make a small announcement about the corrected directions as you exit the ceremony, and have new sheets of correct directions on hand in case anyone needs them.
Post # 8
if you have a lot of Out of Town guests, you can also leave them new and correct directions at the hotel. I would definitely email as many people as you can about this just in case. There will be people who take them with them (and not MapQuest it) and if they don’t know the area might get pretty lost…
Post # 9
i’d just make a little postcard, with the correct directions and a little "oops!" note, and send them to all the "yes" RSVPs. cheaper postage, and that way everyone will have a copy of the correct directions on hand. you can also have a few more (10 or so) at the ceremony, in case people forget theirs. 🙂
Post # 10
I wrote my "T" (gave incorrect train stop) directions wrong, no idea how I managed that….I didn’t even know until the wedding when someone told me. Yeah, it would be nice to send something else out, but I have never used the directions that came with an invite myself, so I don’t know if its worth the extra money….