Easy Party Planning: “X” is for X Marks the Spot

by Melissa

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X Marks the Spot. And we aren’t just talking to pirates here. We talked about choosing a venue a few weeks ago, but once you’ve got your venue picked, there’s a few things you can do to help your guests know they are in the right place.

1. Include a map with the invitation. If you venue is in a new location that may not be familiar to your guests, provide a map to your venue. We know, we know. We do live in a day and age of smart phones that have GPS navigation. But…all of you guests might not have accessibility to them.


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2. Make it clear to your guests where they should park. For you big city folks, this might not apply to you. But, if anyone is going to be driving to your event, make sure you tell them where they can park.

We used to live in a city that was strict on parking. Our guests had to park around the corner to avoid getting towed or booted. Make sure to include those important directions if they apply to you!

You can tell your guests by formally including it on the invitation, or just by sending a simple text or email letting them know where they can or can’t park.


3. When giving your guests directions, use familiar or well-known landmarks to describe where the event will be held. That way they will know they are headed in the right direction.

Will they be passing a large field of flowers or cross some train tracks? Help them out!

4. Leave some balloons on the mailbox or a sign out front to let your guests know they are in the right place. cinco-de-mayo-012

*Images styled and photographed by Marcelle Calder Photography

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Jana Weaver May 27, 2014 - 4:01 pm

It’s been way fun to hear your ideas on party planning. Definitely a great place to come back to for future reference. (I pinned the series)


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