(Closed) distance to wedding/reception site

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it totally depends on what people in your area are used to doing.  I drive 40 minutes to work every day, so I wouldn’t even blink at driving 19 miles to go to a wedding. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PreetiS78:  Everyone lives in the city? I would drive 19 miles. I’m making all of my guests drive 16 between the ceremony site and the reception site. I don’t know how you could make it much closer. Most of your guests have cars right?

Post # 5
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2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

19 miles would be totally acceptable for me!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

That’s not far at all!  Most of our guests will have to travel for several HOURS to attend our wedding.  It’s your day, go with what the two of you want.  The important people will be there. 

Post # 8
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6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Definitely fine! Sounds pretty ideal actually. I’ve travelled up to 3 hours for a wedding before, so 20 minutes sounds AMAZING. Lol. Honestly I’ve never been to one closer than like 45 minutes.

Post # 9
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really can’t imagine it preventing anyone from coming. It sounds like a 20 minute drive, so I feel like I wouldn’t even bother carpooling at that point. If it was a couple hours then it might deter some people, but I think most guests expect to travel for a wedding.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Most of the midwest weddings I’ve shot have had 30-60 minutes of travel time between ceremony and reception when you factor in traffic.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I actually think that might be just inconvenient enough!  I had a lot of random coworkers/acquaintances drop the “so, I’m totally coming to your wedding”, and when I could be like… oh, I’m getting married in town45minaway” it shut them up pretty quick.  Close enough that you’re not totally inconveniencing your loved ones, but will keep away the randoms!

Post # 12
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7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t think that’s bad at all. I agree with the above poster. Maybe it will work in your favor…if people aren’t good enough friends to drive 19 miles then they don’t have to be there! 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

thats not bad at all! i’m sure maybe some people will not want to travel a whole 20 minutes to go to a wedding.. but that will be few i would hope. My brother just got married last August and we drove 219 miles from Livermore, CA to Reno, Nv. 😀

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