Post # 1
My fiance and I have been looking everywhere for a rehearsal dinner spot. We finally found this amazing resturant but its about 37 Miles away (without traffic). Would it be to far to travel if you were in the bridal party?
Post # 3
How long would it take to get to the RD? If you have a 65 mph highway, 37 miles away is probably doable. If it would take two hours to get there, not so much.
Post # 4
I also live in So Cal and I think for us it is pretty common to drive that far so they should not be bothered.
Post # 5
I definitely think it depends on the area you’re in, and how long those miles would be. For me, 37 miles is okay, but it’s probably the max. I would also consider the weather you’re likely to have and if it’s completely out of the way for some people. Sometimes, an awesome location just isn’t worth the hassle for a RD
Post # 6
Is that each way? Is there an easy and safe public transportation option? I wouldn’t drive more than 20 minutes each way, or up to 40 if there’s a subway or bus to relax on, when there’s such a big important day with a lot of work the next day.
Post # 7
Agree with the other bees… and if drinks will be provided then you will don’t want everyone driving that far. Can you rent a van or bus to shuttle everyone??
Post # 8
I think it’s fine to go 37 miles as long as it doesn’t take 2 hours to do so! Our wedding is a resort in a small town with not much else around, so we will end up doing the same thing and having the rehearsal dinner about a half hour away. Just make sure you give everyone good directions!!
Post # 9
I would not want to travel 37 miles each way, especially if I’d had to travel into town for the wedding weekend itself. The last thing I’d want to do after flying, reanting a car, finding the hotel, etc is then get back in a car and drive far away. 37 miles is a long way – whether you are on a highway or not. I would still go if I was in your wedding party (but wouldn’t be happy about it) and if I wasn’t in the wedding party I likely wouldn’t make the drive.
It is recommended that you not require guests to drive more than 15-20 mintues between the ceremony and reception so it seems absolutely crazy to me to ask them to drive WAY farther than that for just a rehearsal dinner.
Post # 10
Sorry I thought it was asking 37 mins not miles.
Where I live 30 mins is about 16-17 miles depending on the speed zones.
Post # 11
If I were in the bridal party I’d go, but I’d grumble (to myself) about it. Isn’t there anything closer to the venue?