(Closed) Torn between two ceremony sites/churches

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Which would you choose?
    Outdoor ceremony with a long drive for guests : (3 votes)
    33 %
    Indoor ceremony with a short drive for guests : (6 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I think a 40 minute ride is fine to ask people to drive, just be OK with whatever is available in case of rain or other problems.

    Post # 4
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think you should go to both churches this week, stand in them, and go with the one where you feel yourself getting married.  A 40 minute drive isn’t terrible, but I’d much prefer the 5 minute drive (of course).  Once I attended a wedding where the church was so far from the reception site (which I was familiar with) that I actually got lost and never made it to the church (well I did, but the ceremony was over).  Make sure if you choose the far one that you give out detailed driving instructions!

    Post # 5
    2158 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I say go with your dream! If you want the one with the forty minute drive then do it. You get married once and you don’t want to be regretting your venue choice later down the road.  I am also having a 40 minute drive between my church and reception though, so I might be a bit biased in my advice.

    Post # 6
    1643 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I don’t think that 40 minutes is unreasonable.

    However, looking at your date, I am thinking end of October – outside?  Potential weather nightmare.  However, also for potentially beautiful autumnal pictures if the weather is kind.

    Maybe you could have the wedding at your church, but then have lots of posed outdoor shots if the weather is good before you move on to your reception?

    Post # 7
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Although I am absolutely in love with outdoor venues, I voted for the 2nd scenario because your guests will really appreciate your venues being close together. 

    I would hate to lose people in the 40 minutes in between… are you sure you can’t have an outdoor wedding nearby your reception site?  I know its not at the lake by your Fiance’s church but it would really make it all easier.

    I also agree with @Juliepants and do think you should have the wedding of your dreams so definitely do what feels best and have no regrets! ;D

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