Hey guys! Been a while since I posted - I got married in 2017 and was super active here for 2 years leading up to that. So much so I was a mod at some point haha. I always loved how this forum, unlike all my local Facebook groups, gave it to you straight about etiquette, so I'm here to collect some opinions on an unfortunate part about the wedding shower I am hosting for my sister in law.
With COVID, our options were super limited. She has had some involvement with the shower and fell in love with our idea of having a little breakfast on the beach with her bridal party and very close family (about 20 people). We also had a limited option for local beaches and went with one we are all familiar with and were okay with us having this little get together.
Unfortunately, it has a $10 parking fee. I emailed them asking if I could pre-pay the fee for all of our guests, but they told me their new system will be handheld units that print out receipts to put on your dashboard, so it's not possible to do so. They mentioned getting in touch with them two weeks prior to the event, but with no other information (nothing like "we'll see what we can do for you" or anything).
My question here is do I include a little card with the invitation (which are already printed, addressed, and ready to go) mentioning this potential fee? Like "The host is working with "Xxxx Beach" on paying for your parking pass, but in the event this isn't possible, the fee is $10." Or just not mention it and chalk it up to just a normal part about being in a tourist town?
I don't know what the least tacky thing would be here. Moving locations is 100% not an option, it was hard enough getting to this point.