Post # 1
half the people are from in town and familiar where everything is, the other half aren’t.
The big question is– can people plan enough in advance to look up directions before they leave? Or do people assume that a map to the reception will be provided at the ceremony?
Post # 3
@red_rose: I have been to numerous weddings were the ceremony and reception are at different sites, to avoid time confusions and guest, the bride and groom have inserted a map inside the invitation with the time, date, and location.
A website if you have one is also a great idea especially if they lose the insert. what you can do out of courtesy is print out any extras leave them in a discreet area with the wedding programs or put an asterisk on the wedding ceremony pamplet saying “maps to the venue are in the back by the drinking fountain” or whatever you please. I know that as soon as I get invitations I look up the address immediately text it to my cell under wedding directions so that I just look it up quickly
Post # 4
I feel like… (and correct me if I’m wrong here,) that the *kind* of people who will lose the inserts with the invitation are the *kind* of people who won’t think to check the website? (So why bother?) True?
But, I like your idea of putting them in a discreet place at the ceremony.
Post # 5
Usually the maps are mailed with the invitation. I’ve never seen maps handed out at the actual ceremony. TO be honest these days most people just google the directions or use their GPS
Post # 6
If its obvious to your in-town guests where they will be going, then I would include the map only in the invites for your Out of Town guests. From there, it’s their responsibility to make sure they remember them and/or to google map the destination prior to the event. I’ve never seen maps handed out at a wedding.
Post # 7
What about puting directions on the back of the program? I’ve definitely seen that.
Post # 8
Maps and written directions are usually included on their own card in the wedding invite. Many people do not have GPS systems, contrary to popular belief, so that won’t work for alot of folks. Also, not everyone is internet-savvy, especially older guests, so relying on a website for your main source of info to your guests is not ideal either.
Directions on the back of the program only works if the reception is held elsewhere, which is not the case at all weddings.