Struggling. Can't decide. Need advice.

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I think I’d probably go with the venue that’s 4 hours out. With people carpooling and sharing hotel rooms, it may not end up so expensive for them. My sister’s wedding was a ways out of town and we all stayed two nights in a cheap motel. It was a blast!

Anyway, the alternative is paying crazy money or having it in a venue that doesn’t fit your image, so I don’t see much of an alternative.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Well maybe you need to think outside the box in terms of venues– possibly there are alternatives you haven’t thought of. Unfortunately I really don’t know Miami or that area at ALL, so I can’t be of much help. My lame suggestion: go on Pinterest and look up “rustic” and spend a good couple hours perusing what you find there. You might be able to spin rustic in a way you never thought of.

Sorry I can’t be more helpful!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

I think it’s fine to have it 4 hours away. Ours is 2 1/2 hours from our hometown where 90% of our guestlist is from and we have already had confirmations without even having our save the dates out. Just go for it, it’s your and your FI’s day. Bottom line is, the people that love and care about you will go and see you be married.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MrsCasanova:  is having it in dover within your budget cheaper than the other pricey rustic venues in your hometown when you include travel and hotel costs for you and everyone else traveling to dover?

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MrsCasanova:  we’ve had a similar situation with our dream venue being 5 hours away from the main airport in our destination location. Our guest list is significantly smaller though. My suggestions would be to reconsider the size of your guest list if at all possible, to talk to the people who are most important to you and your FI to see if the travel would be feasible for them and to chat with the location or hotel about discounted room rates for your guests. I’m also not sure about your budget but maybe if you’re able to provide transport for guests from a main location that could lighten their burden. It’s a GORGEOUS spot though 🙂 

It’s a tough situation to be in

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MrsCasanova:  Oh that makes sense!!! good luck, def some hard choices…

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsCasanova:  why don’t you get a rental quote on all the items you would need to make the barebones venue work & see of that is a viable option?  Maybe it would end up both affordable & local.  If the Dover venue ends up still being the dream venue, I would go for it.  You can only afford what you can afford, and you desrve something that suits your style & how you want the day to be even if its 4 hours away.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would go with the venue that is nice and affordable but four hours away if the wedding is on a Saturday so that people that work M-F can travel and still take a breather before going back to work Monday. I think it’s really sweet that you are concerned about your guests. You’re like…the opposite of a bridezilla. 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our wedding was between 1.5 hours and 15 hours away for guests! But we also had a fairly small wedding…

Can your family not come because of money or transportation issues?

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