Friday, October 22, 2010

Information overload

So, you're engaged and are planning the 'destination' wedding you've always dreamed of. 
I use the word 'destination' loosely, because personally, any venue that is more than an hours drive away or requires a map is classified 'destination'. 
Planning a wedding that is out of town comes with responsibilities. 
If you would like your guests to travel to celebrate* then you need to provide them with a fair amount of specific information. Everything from accommodation suggestions, transport information and most importantly directions need to be included on the invite to not only ensure your guests arrive on time, but also in one piece**.  

Providing all this information can get messy. I'll put my hand up and admit I ALWAYS lose parts of invites that we are sent and ALWAYS end up at the last minute scrambling around phoning people trying to get the details of time/address/dress code.

How appreciative would your guests be if you very kindly included all necessary info in one neat little book?
You could even play out your life long dream of becoming published and include any little short stories/poems/song lyrics to your beloved you've been squirrelling away.

For some great examples check out 

here (It's a date event design)
here ( Ice Cream social)
or here ( green quince)

*read drink
**not on the verge of divorce/break-up/homicide due to lack of clear and specific directions on how to get to/dress for/behave at your wedding