(Closed) Unsure how to word invitation when guests are arriving at reception first-POLL

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What address should go on my invitations?
    Ceremony Site (even though we are meeting at the reception) : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Reception Site : (17 votes)
    94 %
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would just put the ceremony address and have an insert with the information about the trolley 

    Post # 4
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsLuckyBee:  I actually don’t agree with PP…put the reception location….some people will get confused with the 2 addresses and what one to go to first. Just have guest go to your reception address…make sure you LET PEOPLE KNOW that there is a trolly that leaves at a certain time…so late guests wont make it 

    Post # 5
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would have the reception site address on there, no one needs to know the ceremony address as no one will be driving there. It will only confuse them. Include the reception address on the actual invite, and you can spread the news of the trolley by word of mouth.

    Post # 6
    46680 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If there is no parking at the ceremony site, it would be foolish to direct your guests there. I would put the reception site on the invitation, then clarify what will happen on the reception card.

    Post # 7
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    The address on the invitation is supposed to let your guests know where they have to go, so I would definitely put the reception address. 


    If you have a wedding website, you can write this information there, but you don’t need to.

    Post # 8
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Put the address where guests are expected to park.  You can add a line at the bottom of the invitation about the trolley to the ceremony site (or you can leave that as a surprise.)  Or you can add an insert with information about the trolley to the ceremony site.

    Post # 9
    1581 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We did this same thing for our wedidng and we wrote on the invite the physical ceremony address but wrote directly underneath it ‘transportation to the ceremony will be provided’.  

    We had so few guests that we just called them when we got back the rsvp and told them were we’d pick up (their hotel) but I would add a small insert into your invite saying again that ‘transportation will be provided’ and for all guests to meet at X at X:XX to board the trolley to the ceremony location.  

    none of our guests were confused and no one that was local attempted to drive.  I would defintaly go with the insert though if you are having more guests that you can easily call and inform them.

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