- 5 years ago
Longtime lurker, first time poster! I’m hoping you all will give me some input because I’m afraid I’m rather stuck.
I’ve wanted to have my ceremony and reception at a beautiful San Francisco venue for quite some time now. I really can’t think of any other place I would want to tie the knot. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and more importantly, spacious enough to accommodate the size of our event.
There are just a few hitches:
My FH and family live an hour outside of the city, and his side of the aisle will be quite a bit more crowded than mine (think 50 vs. 300), especially thanks to about 100 people on his side flying in from India.
We’re having a rather elaborate Indian wedding which will involve several days of events (near FH’s home) leading up to the Saturday ceremony and reception in SF, so it’s likely that these out-of-town guests will be either staying at FH’s home or in nearby hotels, rather than in SF.
FH’s father will be paying for the entire affair, and while he tells me that I should have what I want on my big day, he doesn’t seem particularly thrilled that the ~100+ people will need to be shuttled back and forth to and from the wedding venue (though I did offer to look into and pay for shuttle services).
The ceremony and reception will likely last from about noon to midnight, and it all just seems like a bit of a logistical nightmare.
Anyone else ever deal with shuttles and 100+ guests from out of town (who can’t drive, and asking them to cab it seems a little unfair, especially when they’ve already been nice enough to fly in from India)? Am I crazy for even considering something like this? (Please be honest if I am!)
Thank you in advance!