(Closed) Destination wedding — how much do we have to "host" everyone?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Personally I would NOT expect the bride and groom to chauffeur me around, that’s pretty rude. You guys will have so many other things to be doing. If I were you I’d turn that request down now unless it’s your sister or something. 

Otherwise what you have planned is more than enough, and very generous. That’s lots of activities, and just because the guests are staying a week doesn’t mean you have to fill it – that was their choice to come for so long. 

Post # 4
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

They’re ridiculous for thinking that you’re going to drive them around all week, let them know that you are busy with wedding activities but throw them a bone like “maybe we can go here for drinks”

If they’re doing an extended stay they’re probably treating it like a vacation so I might suggest locations they could visit (like on your wedding website?).

Also, you got married in 1992?

Post # 7
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Just make it clear that you will be doing such and such on Thursday night and they are welcome to join you then quote a price range for dinner. That makes it obvious that they need to bring money to pay for themselves.

Post # 8
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Oh and I would add numbers for cab companies as well!

Post # 9
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Do the two couples know each other?  Can they share a car rental if it’s a money issue for each one?  I would def be saying no to being a chauffeur for the week.

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