No matter the size of your wedding or where you have your wedding, there will be some sort of travel involved in order to get to and from your wedding. Whether it is a destination wedding in Hawaii with only ten of your closest friends and family or a local wedding for two hundred, travel is always going to be an integral part of making sure the day goes smoothly.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
From the moment your guests open that Save the Date card, they will start to think about how they are going to get to your wedding. If your guests are local, they may even think about catching cabs versus driving their own vehicles. Whether your guests live in a city nearby, across the country, or in another country, they will all have to start thinking about how they will travel to your wedding. Making this decision easy for your guests shows real hospitality and how much you want them to share the day with you.
If you know you will have guests traveling from out of the area, make sure you let them know which airport is the closest to your wedding site. Some cities have multiple airports; saving a few dollars on a taxi is always appreciated! If you know your city is train accessible, let them know which subway or train station is closest to your hotel accommodations.
Finally, if the majority of your guests will be driving, it never hurts to include a small map with your invitation, along with some general driving directions from various points due east, west, north, and south (depending on where your wedding city is).
If the large majority of your guests live locally, make sure you spice up your invitation and be creative to entice them to see something new about your city. A quirky invitation with a hand-drawn map is a welcome alternative to the boring GPS directions that they are used to. Show your guests why you picked your particular venue and talk about what surrounds your wedding venue. Who knows, some guests may have never been to that part of town!