(Closed) having the wedding an hour away from everyone… good or bad idea??

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think an hour of travel is no big deal for a wedding. Most of our guests are travelling between 30 minutes to 1 hour, with some even longer commutes. If they aren’t willing to travel an hour, then I say their loss.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ours is an hour commute for most of our guests, as well, AND it’s a Sunday. Sometimes, I feel bad that I am inconveniencing my guests, but I would be inconveniencing people regardless of what I do, so this is what works for my budget and schedule best. I do have a lot of Out of Town guests that will be staying at a hotel 8 minutes from my venue. I’m arranging a shuttle for them the day of the wedding, so, if my “in town”, but far away guests would like to take Monday off work and let loose, they can book a hotel room and take advantage of the shuttle, too. Same as any responsible night out with my friends “in the city” (which is an hour away from my hometown, but not where my venue is).

Post # 5
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4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree, an hour is no biggie at all for a wedding. Your guests may even be glad of the chance to venture out. Snap that venue up, I say!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

70% of my wedding is from out of town/state/country so really, an hour doesn’t seem too bad to me. plus with LA traffic, even the “in town” people might have to drive for an hour. =P

Post # 7
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141 posts
Blushing bee

I already know that I want my wedding in an area where nobody lives, simply because my partner and I love the venue.

It’s not such an issue for us though, because both our families and friends are spread out everywhere, so everyone has to travel anyway.

Besides, and hour isn’t that much of a commute. I know plenty of people who travel that distance everyday just for work.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I think most people are happy to travel a little for a wedding and 1 hour is nothing! (some people commute to and from work for an hour every day) Plus with a wedding, it’s usually a “whole day” event, so the travel time is worth it.

Book it!

Post # 9
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4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

an hour is not a big deal. pick your dream venue!

Post # 10
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2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree that an hour is not a big deal for a guest to travel. This is a once in a lifetime event. Go for the nice venue!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Go for it. All of our family lives an hour and a half away. If you love the venue (and price) it’s worth it!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What?? Book it! Who wouldn’t show up just because it’s an hour away? Maybe I’m biased though because I live in the Chicago suburbs, so I’m used to commutes (it takes me about an hour to get to work lol). But really, an hour is not far to go for a wedding. You should definitely pick the place you love.

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