Itís the same old problem faced by couples getting married each year Ė what information do guests need and how can you get all the information to them without compromising the style and design?
Itís a tricky question indeed. How many times have you received a wedding invitation that clearly has cost a lot of money to produce and looks fabulous from the outside only to open it and have five or six scrappy bits of paper fall out with directions, accommodation listings, menu options etc. on them? Quite a few if you are anything like us! Of course there's nothing wrong with this method, but there are better alternatives.
So letís look at just what it is that guests need to be aware of over and above the usual time, date and venue details that are found on every invitation, and options for getting this detail out to them.
Information Guests May Require
Directions to the Service Venue
The majority of your guests, even local ones, will often require directions to the Service venue. Guests with a decent local road atlas, in-car Sat Nav or access to an online route-planning system, should all be able to track down door-to-door directions simply from the postcode of the venue, but you should never presume that this will mean that all your guests will know where they are going! Directions to the venue from the North, South, East and West should be prepared and if possible, a detailed map of the area should also be included. Many Civil Ceremony venues already have directions listed in their brochure which could save you considerable preparation time and effort. Alternatively, if you want to achieve a truly classy look, you could even enlist the services of a professional mapping organisation, who will produce a bespoke map and directions just for you and your guests!