Post # 1
We have a wedding website with information on accomodations and directions, so I would like to know which is more important to include with our invitations? Either option would refer to our website at the bottom for more information.
I could do a directions card. A lot of our guests will be from out of town. I know people can get the directions online but it’s nice to have it already printed out and ready. But the card is small so I can’t include too many details so it really just helps guests get to the exact location once they are on the right highway.
I could do an accomodations card, including information about the hotel blocks we have. The benefit of this is that I could give our non-Persian guests a heads up that this wedding will go on past midnight (it’s a Sunday night on a holiday weekend). I could say something like, "Since our wedding celebration will extend late into the evening, you may find it more convenient and safe to stay at the hotel. Special rates have been arranged at the hotel for the wedding weekend…..Contact….blah blah…."
Post # 3
I’d vote for accomodations. People will need the visual reminder to book a room right away, and like you said, they can always look up directions later on.
Post # 4
if you feel the details on the map/directions wouldn’t be specific enough to suffice, then go with the accommodations card. the reminder of the late night is really helpful – often people don’t consider those details so far out.
Post # 5
I did both…a full map of the wedding and Rehearsal Dinner and other key spots in the area. Then I did a separate smaller card that had the hotels and my wedding website on it!
Post # 6
We’re actually not including either. I’m trying to save as much paper as possible in the sending phase, because I personally always lose the smaller cards. I’d rather use the website because so many people book stuff online anyway (or on the phone), and then print out the map later. If I were going to choose one, I’d do the map because it’ll eventually need to be on paper regardless.
Post # 7
we did both and were able to keep them on one side..here’s a picture
Post # 8
I vote for accommodations. I always lose the directions and prefer to more detailed Google Maps directions. As long as the addresses to the sites is included with the invite, people will find their way.
Post # 9
both. we had a website too but seriously, hardly anyone uses it!
Post # 10
accomodations are more important–guests can always mapquest it! in fact, we always mapquest (or someother equivalent) rather than use the included directions because they’re usually not detailed enough. by contrast, there is no good way for guests to search accomodations in an easy, quick manner.
Post # 11
I hardly ever get invitations with either. Weird, huh? I have gotten tons of Save The Dates with hotel info. Maybe it’s a regional thing, but most weddings I’ve been to have the directions to the reception printed on the program at the ceremony. Now, I realize that this idea wouldn’t work if your ceremony and reception are in the same place, but it’s worth a thought if they’re at two different places. I do think it’s a good idea to mention that the wedding will run late, but if you decide not to do the card, you could pass it around word-of-mouth. Good Luck. I’ve been to one Persian wedding and I had a blast. I was very tired the next day though!
Post # 12
I’d actually say directions–you’re trying to make this easy on your guests. And anyone who takes the extra step to check your wedding website will get the extra info of staying at the hotel blocks…
Post # 13
I’d say that the information about accomodations is more important….just because, as a guest, it would be very easy to miss the best places to stay, whereas directions are always easy to find, with the proliferation of Mapquest, GPS systems, and good old fashioned maps.
Post # 14
Well, I guess I just look at it as everyone needs directions, not everyone needs accommodations. I included a directions card, but gave directions to the wedding from the hotels, so it sort of functioned as both.
Post # 15
Accomodation, esp if your directions would have to be simplified due to space constraints. You may also want to include just link to your website. In my experience ( and maybe this is just me), the invitation + whatever else comes with it gets misplaced by the time wedding rolls around anyways so we always end up mapquest-ing anyways.