Post # 1
So the hotel is directly across the street from my venue, but it doesn’t have a full restaurant/bar.. just this little cafe thing. BUT I’m getting married downtown so there are tons of options inthe area for our guests.
My dad suggested a nice restaurant that is literally 2 blocks from the hotel/venue for our after party. I mean so close you can practically see it. Perfect! Well my FI and some of my BMs are giving me a hard time about having to walk the 2 blocks.
I think that is ridiculous. Am I out of line? Do I really need to get transportation for TWO freakin’ blocks?! My FI is all “ugghghgh that’s so far away. I’m gonna be SOOOOO tired”.
My BM was like “well we’re all going to stop at the hotel first to change right?!” I told her that I wasn’t planning on it (I’m paying big bucks for this dress I’m going to wear it all night!!), but if she wanted to stop and change she could meet us there. I honestly don’t care… as long as she is comfortable! Then she started complaining about how most hotels have bars so the guests can just go straight upstairs after. Yadda yadda yadda.
Geezum! Guests who aren’t going to the after party will be able to go straight across the street and into bed, but I’m sorry that you have walk an extra 2 blocks?? Holy frack. Don’t come if it’s too far!
Anyways, I needed to get that out… Please, seriously… let me know if I’m being out of line, but we are from NYC… We walk EVERYWHERE and I’m totally shocked that people are making a big deal out of 2 blocks. I was actually excited that we found something so close to our venue and am just surprised by the negative feedback.
ETA: Yikes, this is long sorry… I have a lot of pent up anger about this apparently. 😉
Post # 3
Thats crazy that they are complaining about walking 2 blocks! No transport needed.. if you are that tired that you just want to fall into bed..then you prob should skip the after party all together
Post # 4
Wow, I would tell her nicely and FI also nicely to suck it up. Two blocks isn’t going to hurt anyone.
Post # 5
then again a taxi isn’t going to be too much for 2 blocks I’d hope.
Post # 6
It will probably do you all good. I know after dancing if I just go to sit right down right away my muscles cramp up.
Post # 7
@Atalanta: I think a taxi would laugh at you for only wanting to go to blocks XD
OP: I think they are being kind of ridiculous. 2 blocks is really not a long walk. What is that, 4 minutes? Maybe?
Post # 8
Whew okay. I was starting to doubt myself and wondered if I needed to get a shuttle for 2 blocks!
If they don’t want to walk, then they can just stay at the hotel and go to sleep… FI included. Hahahaha. Just kidding!! Maybe…
I google mapped it for walking distance. It’s 0.2 miles, a 4 minute walk. Man, I know some lazy people. 😛
Post # 9
I know around here even if you are a going a short distance a taxi has a min fee. But yeah 4 min walk would do anyone good
Post # 10
Tell them to take their heels off and suck it up. Two blocks is NOTHING…..
Post # 11
Transportation for two blocks is pointless, unless of course someone has a disability. Also, it’s an after party, not the wedding! It’s not mandatory to attend.
BTW, I notice your wedding date is in 2012. Do you really have everything planned already? I’m lucky I have the ceremony & reception venue booked. Haven’t even thought about an after-party yet. Guess I should get on that.
Post # 12
Yea I wouldn’t bother with a taxi. There would be like 30 of us… so the taxi would have to go back and forth 2 blocks?? Haha… If it was really an issue I would get a shuttle or something, but honestly everyone can walk just fine.
@mshoagie: Eh you’re fine. FI and I have a long engagement, plus I’m a super planner, so I can’t help myself. I’m also getting married right smack in the middle of wedding season. I have the venue, photog, DJ, etc. We haven’t booked the restaurant for the after party… We just picked it out already so when we get closer to the date we can just call them up and reserve it! Anywho, you have plenty of time… I fully admit to being a crazy planner!
Post # 13
What a buncha pansies. Honestly, they’re bitching about 2 BLOCKS? I’d just openly laugh at them. Make them feel like the fools they’re acting.
Besides, you’ve got a whole year and a half to work out the kinks. I wouldn’t be stressing over this kind of stuff for a long time yet.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t stress over it period! They need to suck it up! FWIW my driveway, from my doorstep to my mailbox is .6 mile, oneway!…umm I walk it everyday to get the mail!
Post # 15
Wow, that’s crazy! If they’re that tired, I’d doubt they’d even want to go to the hotel bar. Our hotel had a bar/restaurant, but everyone in our wedding party wanted to go to the fun bar about 2 blocks away. That’s not a long walk at all!
Post # 16
I think this is one of those battles you’re just going to have to ignore. It doesn’t matter in the long run. Just have your party and enjoy…