(Closed) Drive from ceremony to reception

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2681 posts
Sugar bee

Personally I think any longer than 30-45 minutes is pushing it especially if you have alot of Out of Town people – if they stay by the resort they will have to drive to the ceremony and back.  If they stay by the ceremony they will have to drive back to their hotel late at night.  I will happily drive an hour to the venue if the ceremony and location is in the same place or very close together.  That being said, if you think your friends and family wont mind, go for it!  Or you can arrange transportation for them so they dont have to worry about driving.

Post # 4
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used to think so, but in the past few years I have been to three weddings where the ceremony was 45 minutes to an hour away from the reception. I live in a rural area and it wasn’t that big of a deal, but I know some of my college friends would have thought it was crazy.

Post # 5
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it depends on your guest lists.  If most guests are all locals to one of the two locations, they might not mind the drive so much.  If most guests are Out of Town guests, they might not appreciate needing to drive to get to a different location.  An hour doesn’t seem to bad, though.

Post # 7
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Think about how a timeline would work too. If your ceremony is in the evening or afternoon it could affect how much time you have.  If people are hungry and ready for dinner and then have to drive an hour, they may not enjoy that.  I think the shuttle or bus idea is good, especially since most guests are closer to the ceremony.  You could have some great photo ops!

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