How far would you travel for a wedding? POLL

posted 1 year ago in Logistics
  • poll: How far would you travel for a wedding?
    0 - 30 minutes : (1 votes)
    1 %
    30 minutes - 1 hour : (15 votes)
    10 %
    1 hour - 1.5 hours : (12 votes)
    8 %
    1.5 hours - 2 hours : (14 votes)
    9 %
    2 hours + : (111 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    4910 posts
    Honey bee

    morethanyesterday :  Depends on thr friend but I live in SoCal so theres so much traffic that if someone got married in the LA area it could take an hour could take two. So I’d be limiting myself by saying less than two hours. 

    Post # 32
    Member
    762 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve traveled 6 hours for a wedding but that’s my limit. My cousin got married two years ago and it would have been a 14 hour plane ride to get there soooooo I politely declined and wished them a wonderful union. My mom still went though! 

    Post # 33
    Member
    9588 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I’ve generally had to take flights to get to weddings so a 2hr drive is nothing.

    I think it makes sense to pick a venue where half the ppl can stay home and the other half stay in hotels.

    Post # 34
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    2080 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    At first I would say that I would travel anywhere, because I have! (I live in the same freaking city as all of my friends and only 1 wedding has been in this city in the past 3 years!) But we did pass on a wedding 5hrs away this year because my SO hadn’t really seen the groom since college, it was a weekend in July and honestly, we just preferred to go to the lake! If it was in town, I’m still not sure we would go, but it would have been harder to miss. 

    I say just find a venue you love and can afford and those that can make it will and those that can’t its not a big deal. Ask you VIPs (bridesmaids and groomsmen and family) if they would be willing to travel and go from there! 

    Post # 35
    Member
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I would choose a venue close to one side. I don’t think many people would care very much about travelling 2 hours or so to a wedding unless they had little kids with them or something and didn’t plan on staying the night.

    Post # 36
    Member
    2811 posts
    Sugar bee

    Assuming we’re talking driving, in most situations I’d drive 2 – 4 hrs even for a friend I wasn’t super close to. Even 1hr away I’d want to get a hotel anyway so another hour or two of driving wouldn’t be a big deal.

    I would only fly to a wedding for someone I was quite close to though. 

    Post # 37
    Member
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2023

    No more than an hour and I wouldn’t be happy traveling that far. 

    Post # 38
    Member
    14947 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve traveled from the US to Thailand for a wedding, so pretty darn far.  For close friends and family, there’s no limit.  For less close, it’d depend on the person and where… anythign within 4-5 hours driving I’d go to no problem.  If it involves a flight, I’d have to weigh in the cost and closeness to the person.

    Post # 40
    Member
    5113 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We regularly drive 2 hours each way in one day to visit DH’s home town and his parents. 2 hours is nothing to us. I probably wouldn’t even get a hotel

    Post # 41
    Member
    512 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m traveling 6 1/2 hours for a friend in December. People who want to be there will be there.

    Post # 42
    Member
    716 posts
    Busy bee

    We traveled with our 3 year old from California to Italy, for the wedding of some fairly close friends. For family, it would be even more likely. 

    Post # 43
    Member
    2554 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I live in the middle of nowhere where people think nothing of leaving after work on a Friday, driving 5 1/2 hours to the nearest city, only to drive back home on Sunday.  So, 2 hours for a wedding seems like a breeze!

    Post # 44
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    My partner and I have traveled a lot for weddings. We live in east coast Australia and have traveld to San Fran, Singapore and the opposti side of Aust for weddings. 

    Post # 45
    Member
    3832 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I live in a small town 3 hours drive away from a big town, so I’m used to having to do that drive for things. I would definitely drive up for a wedding and stay the night. So just try to pick a place with a few nearby accomodation options.  

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