How Far Would You Travel For A Wedding/Vow Renewal?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How Far Would You Travel For A Wedding/Vow Renewal If You Weren't Staying Overnight?
    30 minutes or less. : (17 votes)
    9 %
    1 hour. : (59 votes)
    31 %
    Over an hour. : (97 votes)
    51 %
    Obligatory Other. : (16 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    473 posts
    Helper bee

    It would depend on how close I was to the couple. I would honestly probably travel up to two hours if I was super close. Even if it was just a not-super-close friend, I would drive an hour without hesitation. 

    Post # 4
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    An hour is absolutely nothing to me. 

    Post # 5
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    For a wedding, yes I would travel an hour. For a vow renewal I would not attend unless it was in my town. That’s just me. Even though it’s like a wedding, you’re already married. 

    Post # 6
    9525 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like to party. You throw a good party and invite people I want to see and have it in  place I want to go? I’ll anywhere. I definitel wouldn’t go less far for a vow renewal tan a wedding. It’s more about how well I know you. And maybe if Ihave to take time off work.

    Post # 7
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Probably 2 hours, maybe 3. Driving an hour is no big deal to me. I live out west, so everything is so spread out.

    Post # 8
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @PositiveThinking:  Over an hour is nothing! I’ve flown to a good handful and dont think i’ve ever travelled for LESS than an hour to get to a wedding lol. 

    Post # 9
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014


                        Family will usually travel farther than say someone who hardly knows the bride/groom. If its just family you are worried about, ask the ones that you wanna involve about how far they’d be willing to go. 

    Post # 10
    4601 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    An hour is nothing. I don’t think I would travel two or more hours for a couple that I don’t know very well, but I’d drive an hour for almost anyone’s wedding/vow renewal. 

    Post # 11
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I probably wouldn’t travel as far for a vow renewal. Even though I (hypothetically) wouldn’t have been there for your elopement, I would have probably already celebrated or congratulated you on your wedding. If you want people to travel I would put on a big party and book hotel rooms. 

    Post # 12
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    An hour is nothing. We’re planning to drive 1.5 hours each way to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday on a work night in a few weeks. We recently drove 7 hours each way to attend a friend’s wedding. She has already RSVPed to do the same (but opposite) for ours.

    Even if you’re not paying for the hotel rooms, is it possible that your guests would book rooms on their own if they’re uncomfortable with that much driving?

    Post # 13
    7282 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @PositiveThinking:  It would depend on many things for me like how close I was to the couple but most importantly in terms of a vow renewal the reason behind the renewal would determine whether I even attend or not.

    Celebrating 20, 30 , 60 years of marriage or reconfirming your vows after a decent seperation then yes I would travel an hour or more.

    Anything else and I would probably just skip it unless you were my parents or sibling.

    Post # 14
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We’ve done 2 hours each way in one night. Recently did 2 hours, but I decided to get a hotel room.

    You can just do a block of hotel rooms, you don’t have to pay for them yourself, just reserve the block.

    Post # 15
    539 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014


    When was your wedding? If yoyre doing a redo wedding for a milestone anniversary I may be willing to drive an hour or two. For an actual wedding, I’d be more willing to drive 2-3 hours though I’d leave early to get home. If you’ve been married less than about 20 or so years, I wouldn’t waste my time. You’re already married so there isn’t a point in it.

    Post # 16
    1826 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    If I was going to a wedding at the Falls I would just stay overnight and make a mini vacation of it while I was at it. You don’t have to pay for any rooms but it would be nice to offer a room block for those that don’t want to travel back later at night or those that have been drinking.

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