Rehearsal Dinner Dilemma

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I grew up in a rural area and long dirt driveways were par for the course.  We needed a Jeep to get to our cabin.  If the house and grounds are as gorgeous as you say they are, I think it’s worth it.

Is there any way you could have the driveway graded before the event?  This would involve hiring a contractor to drag something (techniques vary) down the driveway a couple of times to smooth out all of the ridges and potholes.  

As for the turn-around issue, there has to be some solution – could you lay plywood over a part of the lawn so people could drive on it without wrecking the grass?  And make sure people don’t park all the way to the house; leave some space for maneuvering at the front of all the parked cars.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

How long of a drive way are you talking? I grew up in a rural area and my parents have a long drive way which the school bus just dropped us off at the end of the drive way. Maybe you could either have the guests park at the end of the driveway and have them walk up or say rent a golf cart/gator vehicle to cart your guests back n forth from end of drive way to the house?

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We held our wedding on my in-laws land.  Gravel drive way.  No one even batted an eye at it. It worked perfectly for us.  I say go for it!!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Definitely!!!  I’m sure it will be gorgeous and perfect!!  i wish you all the best!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@springbride23:  Everyone can handle 3 -4 minutes of a bumpy ride.  If you are including a directions insert, you could add a line saying ‘The driveway is unpaved, so expect a bumpy ride for 3-4 minutes until you reach the house’

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