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Do I Really Need a Directions Card in My Wedding Invitation?

Let’s face it: you can’t wait to send out those wedding invitations.  You can’t wait for the RSVP cards to start pouring in as you and your sweetheart prepare to begin the journey of a lifetime.  You’re ready to let friends and family members know that you’re delighted to include them in the happiest day of your life.

But before you send out those wedding invitations, there’s a pivotal question you might have asked: Do I really need a directions card in my wedding invitation?

It’s certainly a question worth asking.  After all, in today’s day of smartphones and GPS units, there’s no reason why you should have to provide your wedding guests with anything more than an address to your venue…


Actually, you’ll find that there are several good reasons for including a directions card in your wedding invitation.  We’ve outlined some of the most popular ones below:

  • Not Everyone Has a GPS. It seems inconceivable in today’s day and age that anyone would be without a GPS.  However, those people still do exist – and they’re likely comprised of older members of your family.  Not including a directions card in your wedding invitation means you might make Grandma or Great-Aunt Lillian go through the stress of having to search for directions.
  • A Local’s Knowledge is Incomparable.  In an ideal world, most wedding venues will be clearly marked and located off a main road.  However, with more couples getting married in gorgeous farm fields and rustic locations, you can’t guarantee that a GPS will always take your guests to the right location.  Pointing out that your guests should take the second right after the first lamppost is an important direction that a GPS just can’t provide.

The bottom line is this: while a large majority of your wedding party will only need a GPS, you don’t want to risk excluding older members of your family or those without GPS.  Similarly, if your wedding is in a hard-to-reach location, you can’t always trust that a GPS will get your guests there.  Your best option is to eliminate the doubt by including a directions card in your wedding invitation.

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