(Closed) How far would you travel for a wedding? POLL

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How far would you travel for a wedding?

    0 - 30 minutes

    30 minutes - 1 hour

    1 hour - 1.5 hours

    1.5 hours - 2 hours

    2 hours +

  • Post # 46
    200 posts
    Helper bee

    Honestly, I can barely remember the last time I DIDN’T have to travel at least 2 hours for a wedding. Everyone is doing semi-destination weddings now, where it’s at some cool tourist location that’s not really near where anyone lives, and it’s a whole weekend thing with a welcome party and day-after brunch. It’s always fun and I love getting to go all these places and hang out with friends or family for a weekend, but I also feel like all my vacation time gets eaten up with traveling to other people’s weddings. Anyway even though I sound grouchy here, I do not at all hold it against anyone for having their wedding where they want to have it.

    Post # 47
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee

    45min is the max I’d drive for anyone, for anything

    Post # 48
    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 1983

    For someone very dear to me, three hours. For friendly acquaiantance, an hour. I don’t think I’d get on a plane for anyone.

    Post # 49
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    Living in LA and with traffic I have easily spent two hours in the car to get somewhere less important. If people want to go they will travel that far. When you start having to look at plane tickets to go to a wedding I think that’s where people may decide not to go. Go with a venue you like in your budget and if one of the venues has a few options for hotels that can help.  One of the reasons I picked my venue was that there was a lot of hotels in different price ranges for people to stay at. 

    Post # 50
    9971 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It depends on a lot of factors – how close I am to the couple, how much it costs, can DH and I easily get time off from work around the wedding, etc.  

    We typically travel a decent distance for most weddings since most of our friends get married where they’re from, and our families both live quite a distance away. 

    Post # 51
    702 posts
    Busy bee

    Just a normal friend? 2 hours, a close friend? 5 hours, close family? However far I needed to go as long as I could afford it!

    Post # 52
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    It depends for me on the following things

    how close we are to the person

    how easy it is to get to

    over night fascilities at the venue or near the venue

    cost of travel and over night stay


    A friend of mine tried to pick a venue in between where she lives now and us, but the venue she has chosen is in the middle of nowhere and there’s no where to stay over night so we will have to either have to leave after the ceremony and miss the reception or not go at all. 

    Post # 53
    1296 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

    I hate travelling, and I have medical issues which make it difficult. For very close family I’d probably make the effort for anywhere I could drive to (I’m in England, so it’s highly unlikely it’d be anywhere more than 5-6 hours away). For friends, I probably wouldn’t go more than an hour.

    There’s no way I’d travel abroad for a destination wedding.

    Post # 54
    159 posts
    Blushing bee

    I wouldn’t hesitate to do a 2 hour drive to a wedding, if it was something I actually wanted to attend regardless of how close I was to that person. The point where it would get questionable for me is if it was a plane ride away, doesn’t mean I won’t go but that brings in the other factors like how close are we, would I need to take time off work, could I make the trip into a mini vacation, etc.

    At this point the furthest drive I have done for a wedding was about 6 hours and we got a hotel the night prior and night of.

    Post # 55
    406 posts
    Helper bee

    Just flew 14 hours one way the other week. To be fair, I was in the wedding party but I would have flown either way. I think.

    Post # 56
    825 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It realy depends on my relationship with the couple. I have flown overseas for a quite a few weddings and driven several hours for some as well. If the drive is more than an hour I would look into accommodation options near the wedding. It wouldn’t be reasonable to have a wedding more than an hour drive away if it is in the middle of nowhere with no options of places to stay overnight.

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