Post # 46
I don’t think I’d go, especially if you’re going on a honeymoon after the wedding – that’s just a lot of travel and I like having downtime. While perhaps driving a 6 hour roundtrip in one day isn’t any less crazy than spending $650 on a hotel for one night, it’s definitely not my idea of a good time and would really put a damper on my enjoyment of the trip. I just don’t think it’s worth it honestly, especially given your fi doesn’t want to go.
Post # 47
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Post # 48
This exactly. I can’t believe all the other bees telling op to just make a day of it and have a great time. Like, how much fun will it possibly be? Chances are OP will be exhausted after driving 3+ hours to get there. (Because let’s face it. The drive won’t be exactly 3 hours each way. There will be traffic, especially if there’s other events going on in/around town.) OP won’t really be able to unwind and have a few drinks at the reception, knowing she’ll then have to drive 3+ hours to get back home. Chances are she’ll be driving later at night, since this is probably an evening reception. It just doesn’t sound like a lot of fun and I wouldn’t be going out of my way to attend.
Post # 49
Depends on how many pre-wedding activities you’re planning. Do you have a lot of out of town guests coming in? Rehearsal dinner? Bach Party? Shower? If your week is pretty full, then don’t go. If it’s empty, then you could swing it :).
keep in mind that last minute things with the venue and catering manager or day-of-coordinator (if you have one) absolutely do come up though.
Post # 50
Thank you for all your responses! I do agree that holding an event at a resort town on the same weekend as a festival is a little inconsiderate and definitely ups the cost for us. More importantly, as some have pointed out, I don’t want my Fiance to be stressed and not have a good time. However, this weekend we got most of our RSVPs back for our wedding (and called the rest), so we now have a pretty definite head count, which allowed us to wrap up quite a few details. So, my Fiance is feeling a lot better about our progress and felt good about attending the reception, so we are going and staying 2 nights at the hotel. This gives me motivation to be even more organized and hopefully have everything in order by the time we go.
Post # 51
This will really depend on how much you have left to do. I would have regretted making plans that took up the whole weekend before my wedding but I have to admit I wasn’t as organized as I could have been. I have friends who would’ve had no problem getting away the weekend before.
Post # 52
Just drive the 3 hours there and back. We often do that sort of trip in a day.
Post # 53
I would go. People get married once (hopefully). I wouldn’t want to miss it. If you’re on track for wedding related stuff, go have fun and relax.