(Closed) How Far Would You Travel For A Wedding/Vow Renewal?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How Far Would You Travel For A Wedding/Vow Renewal If You Weren't Staying Overnight?

    30 minutes or less.

    1 hour.

    Over an hour.

    Obligatory Other.

  • Post # 17
    3315 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Honestly, before I was on wedding boards, it never occurred to me that anyone would think of a vow renewal (or any celebration after they were already married) as equivalent to a wedding.  In my mind, it is more akin to an anniversary party, and a much lower priority than a wedding.

    Post # 18
    2543 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It depends on the time of day…if it’s in the afternoon/late afternoon, I could travel 2+ hours each way, but late evening I would only want to travel 1 hour each way.

    I also live 45 minutes away from town so if it’s “1 hour” for everyone else, it’s 1 hr and 45 minutes for me…so that kinda sucks lol.

    Post # 19
    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Quite far, assuming you were promising a good friend or family reunion.  We’ve flown coast to coast for weddings this year.  It’s not just the wedding–it’s the chance to see family and friends.  I think a vow renewal is just as good a reason as any, assuming I got to see a bunch of people who I don’t get to see very often.

    Post # 25
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @PositiveThinking:  I think people are confused, and making distinctions between weddings and vow renewals, because your poll asks how far you would be “willing to travel for a wedding,” and the title of this post is “how far would you travel for a wedding/vow renewal.”  What people are pointing out here – and I feel the same so I checked “other” – is that how far some of us are willing to travel for a wedding differs from how far we’d go for a vow renewal.  I would travel for a wedding (within reason, relative to my closeness to the people getting married) and am not likely to for a vow renewal. 


    Post # 27
    9947 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I VOTED – Over an Hour

    First off Mr TTR & I both enjoy going to Weddings, we pretty much go to EVERY ONE we are invited to

    So the thought of driving 1 to 2 Hours each way, isn’t going to deter us

    BUT at the same time, if I am totally honest, I will admit, that more than likely we will be a couple who choose to get a Hotel Room and stay over.

    We like to enjoy ourselves (drink, dance, stay up late) so for us it is most convenient to just stay over if the location is more than say 30 minutes from our home, so that is what we do

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 28
    2113 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @PositiveThinking:  I’ve traveled up to 3 hours for a wedding without spending the night.

    Post # 29
    7199 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @PositiveThinking:  I live in LA. Twenty miles could take an hour, so it wouldn’t be a problem for me. 

    Post # 30
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    In general, traveling for an event or day trip of any kind about two hours each way is probably what I would consider reasonable.

    Post # 31
    9251 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @PositiveThinking:  If I am being honest I think brides and grooms overestimate how much guests will want to come to a vow renewal. 

    But I guess what is confusing me is the fact that you eloped because you didn’t want the big party that your mothers wanted but are now giving in and doing just that?

    It seems kind of silly. You had the wedding of your choice with out the mother/MIL input/drama so why put yourself through it now?

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