(Closed) Which is more important? Accomodations card or Directions?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
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Worker bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

we did both and were able to keep them on one side..here’s a picture

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

both. we had a website too but seriously, hardly anyone uses it!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
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Worker bee

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
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Blushing bee

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.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

directions. 🙂

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