I've hung around here for a little bit, hopefully long enough that I'm not asking anything super-obvious, but here are a couple questions I can't seem to find a solid answer to:
1. Is it bad etiquette to address things on the website that you can't put on the invite? Specifically, is it OK to mention what the dress will be? I'm having an early-fall outdoor ceremony-if I can't state 'formal', 'semi-formal', etc., would I mention things like comfortable shoes, or that sleeves may be a good idea (for the benefit of some out-of-state guests, several of whom have never been to the city the ceremony is in)?
1(b). Is it bad etiquette to mention an adult-only ceremony on the website?
2. For RSVP cards, I've heard on other boards that it is suggested to put a line that says something to the effect of 'We have reserved ____ seat(s) in your honor' and then fill in the number to encourage guests not to add plus ones. I feel kind of odd hand-writing in '1' for some people, as it seems to highlight the fact that others clearly got 2.
3. How important is it for a wedding to start after check-in time at the selected hotel block? Right now I have an hour and fifteen minutes between check-in time and Saturday ceremony start (the venue is 10 minutes away from the hotel), however an acquaintance of mine is starting his Saturday ceremony at 2pm with a 4pm check-in time. I assume he assumes that out of town guests will be spending the night Friday? They have a 3-hourish gap, however, with the cocktail hour not starting until 6, which makes me think guests would rather have the option of just booking a Saturday night room. I may be over-thinking things here.
Any suggestions are appreciated!