(Closed) Does this seem weird to anyone?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think its no big dael at all! If you’re not finding a place that you love, look elsewhere and if it’s only 20 minutes away, well, that’s nothing at ALL!

Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

No, have it downtown! If people dn’t come b/c of a 20 minute drive, they don’t care enough in my opinion, so they aren’t worth catering to IMO. I don’t think it’s a big deal at all. Most people don’t come across a venue RIGHT in their hometown, but within an hour’s drive anyways.

Post # 5
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that it’s fine. It’s not like you’re having a destination wedding hundreds of miles away that the majority of your guest list might not be able to make to. An extra 20 minutes in the car is nothing really.

Then again, FH and I are getting this exact same schtick from his aunt because we chose a venue that’s in a different suburb to where we live in. It’s 20 minutes away by car but apparently too far for her to travel. Eh, if she doesn’t want to be there then she doesn’t need to be.

Post # 6
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

You should do what makes you happy & what you like.  It is your wedding day.  I live 20 minutes outside of OKC & I work in OKC.  It is not that big of a deal to drive 20 minutes.  If they want to be there, they will come.

Post # 7
1232 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you love downtown I say go for it! It’s YOUR wedding! I agree with you if they don’t like your choice of location and wont attend b/c of it then they’re probably not the type of people you want at your wedding anyways! You’re not being selfish at all girl.

Post # 8
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it’s a nice change of scenery.  It makes me think that there are a lot of very local weddings in your family and taking in outside 20-30 mintures sounds like a great change!  As a guest, I wouldn;t think twice about a 30 min car ride for a wedding!!!!!!!  That’s nothing.  I drive that far to get to work everyday.

Post # 9
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Not being selfish at all. Its your day you need to have it your way. I mean people travel to destination weddings 20 mins are not that difficult to travel. Enjoy and chill.

Post # 10
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

20 minutes isn’t really asking for much. I think your mother may be concerned with older guests who prefer not driving downtown. But a 20 minute cab ride isn’t bad either!

Post # 11
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Go for it, but I understand the flak you may get. We live in the city, but only one other family member does. Of course we’re expected to come out to the suburbs for every single family event, but everyone’s throwing a fit about coming into the city for the wedding. Go figure. 

Post # 12
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

People travel all the time for weddings. There is no rule that it has to be in the bride’s hometown and if it isn’t, that doesn’t stop people from attending. Your mom is giving you false information and unnecessary worry.

Post # 13
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m from the KC metro. I live in a suburb south of downtown by about 20 to 30 minutes also. I don’t think it’s a problem at all!  Almost all of the weddings I’ve been to in the last seven years have either had the reception or ceremony downtown and it wasn’t an issue. Go for it!  And I’m glad to see another “KC” person!!

Post # 14
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My Fiance and I chose venues where we live in my home town. So we don’t have that problem, but I don’t see why it would be weird to have your venue in a down town area especially if their are no venues that you like in your home town. 

Post # 16
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t see it as a problem at all.  heck, In ATL, if you only have to drive 20 minutes, you think you’ve died and gone to heaven!

We are the home of the mega-commute.  NOT fun.  But we’d think that was an easy skip down the street to come to your wedding! 🙂

Hugs.  They’ll get over it.

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