(Closed) As an OOT guest visiting Florida

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Would you rather stay close to the wedding or on the beach?
    Close - Within walking distance : (3 votes)
    25 %
    Beach - 10 miles away : (9 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 3
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    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    How far is the beach to the wedding venue vs. the closer hotel?  If the difference isn’t much, I’d vote for the beach.  Chances are they’re staying there for longer than the wedding day.  So they may want to stay where there will be more vacation-y stuff to do before and after the wedding.

    Post # 4
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    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’d set up both and let your guests choose.  At many hotels there is no cost to you to set up a block, so why not do more than one.  I voted beach, because what’s the point of traveling to coastal Florida to not see the beach.  Any chance you could provide a bus or shuttle to the wedding for those staying at the beach hotel?

    Post # 5
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m a Florida girl and I voted beach because when we went to FSIL’s wedding in Myrtle Beach last year several family members stayed at the resort on the beach, but we chose to stay in a resort that was about 8 miles away and not directly on the beach. While we absolutely loved where we stayed and didn’t mind the distance at all the only thing that was missing was having the convienence of being at the ocean whenever we felt like it.

    Post # 6
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    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    10 miles really isnt that far to get to the wedding location. Especially if its off a main road. You could just make sure that people had the numbers for several cab companies in the area or talk to a hotel by the beach to see if they would provide a group shuttle.

    Post # 7
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    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If you can set up both, that’d be best. I know it didn’t cost us anything to do ours! If not, I vote beach because it makes into more of a vay-cay for them.

    Post # 8
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    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @ebs is right…I think it depends but it didn’t cost us anything to block off! I also would pick beach, but some ppl do love the convience factor 🙂

    Post # 9
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    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I picked the beach. If I were coming from the midwest I would want to take advantage of the beautiful location. Ten miles to the venue is no big deal.

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