URGENT: Ceremony Logistics NEED HELP!

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think if it’s a 10 minutes, enjoyable walk, it’s fine. And it sounds like it will be pretty! I think you went above and beyond by buying flats. I wouldn’t be too bothered by this walk, only if it was raining or snowing or somehting!

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d walk no problem. Half the time the walk from parking at event facilities is a decent distance anyways. (So nice of you to go the extra step and get the shoes! Very thoughtful.)

Post # 4
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293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I agree, it will be fine. So long as you communicate to guests beforehand that there will be a walk and not to wear high heels until later, I think the walk will be fine and quite enjoyable. You might have to ask some people to bring umbrellas to the inn in case it rains though

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Are any of your 26 guests older? Are there any guests with health considerations? Will anyone who is wearing heels potentially be wearing a dress, skirt, or pair of pants that is hemmed to go with heels that are several inches high and whose garment would then drag on the ground if the guest changes into flats? Are you still planning to hold your ceremony in this location even if the weather has involved rain (potentially resulting in mud)?

If so, I would arrange for transportation.  Assuming half of your guests are women, and assuming you spent $10 on each pair of Dr. Scholl’s flats, you could return the shoes for a refund and cover more than half of the $200 transportation costs with these funds.

Also, you did not mention whether or not you plan to have chairs for your guests at the ceremony location. If not, I definitely would not also require guests to walk to and from the ceremony site.

Post # 7
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11182 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

ptocruz:  I’m sorry. I should have realized that you couldn’t return the shoes even if you had transportation to the vine area.

Post # 8
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45261 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ptocruz:  Your guests will be fine with that short walk.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would let the guests know about the walk so that they can dress accordingly, and recommend all guests wear comfortable shoes for walking. The flats are a nice idea but not everyone will take advantage of them (are they supposed to carry their normal shoes with them? Do you know their shoe sizes?). I don’t think 10 minutes is an unreasonable walk but it’ll work out better if you let them know in advance. Also make sure there’s signs posted along the way so they know where they’re going; even if it’s impossible to get lost, it’s stressful to have a tight deadline and not know for sure that you’re going the right way.

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