Post # 1
Hello bees, it’s been a while!
My husband is the best man in a wedding in April 2020. The wedding is in Las Vegas, so it is a destination wedding as we live in Canada. The kicker, for me anyways, is that they’re having the bachelor/bachelorette parties 2 days before the wedding in Vegas. Right now, my husband will be spending 4 nights in Vegas total. My big question is: do I fly out the day before the wedding (I have no interest in going to the bachelorette party),then attend the wedding and then fly back home right away? I would literally be in Vegas for 48 hours. Please note, this wedding is not a family wedding…it’s mutual friends of ours who are getting married. Also, we have a 1 year old at home (he will be 18 months by the time the wedding comes around) and I don’t want to spend too much time away from him. I am somewhat close to the couple getting married, but not like super close.
Sorry about my ramblings…any thoughts are appreciated! 🙂
Post # 2
Is your question about whether or not you should go to the wedding?
Honestly, I hate Vegas. Don’t enjoy anything about it. So I’d go to the wedding if I wanted to go to the wedding. Wouldn’t care about how long I was there because I just don’t get the appeal of Vegas. 48 hours certainly seems like more than enough time to be there for me.
Post # 3
Thanks! Yeah, I guess my quesion is should I go to the wedding? Or, is it even worth it to go to the wedding?
Post # 4
i frequently do this for out of state weddings… arrive late on friday, attend wedding saturday, head home sunday morning. it’s a bit of a whirlwind but worthwhile if you want to attend the wedding.
Post # 5
I mean…..only you can really answer this question. Whether it’s worth it to me probably has little bearing on whether it’s worth it to you, as our circumstances, flight times, interest in traveling, whether we’ve seen Vegas before, and our relationship to the couple are obviously different.
BUT……if you’re looking for an out, and I’m guessing you are, any couple with a young child at home gets a pass in my book, with no specific explanation needed. “Gee, I’m so bummed that I’m going to be unable to make it….I know that you’re going to have an amazing weekend, and I know that (husband) will represent the family well while (junior) and I hold down the fort sending you love from Canada!” Oughta do it.
Post # 6
Is 48 hours in Vegas enough time to enjoy it? Yes. I think between 48-72 hours is my max before i am burnt out and want to go home.
But if you don’t want to go, then don’t go.
Post # 7
48-72 hours is plenty of time in Vegas on day 3 i usually am burnt out.
Whether you wanna go is upto you, I guess I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to go and enjoy a small vaca with your husband and friends.. but if you rather stay home then stay home
Post # 8
I agree with PP- that’s kind of up to you. My husband and I just went to Vegas (Thursday afternoon-Sunday afternoon)with some friends. We had a great time eating, went to the spa, and saw a couple of shows- and frankly were thrilled to get away with just the two of us (we have three small children and these types of breaks are few and far between). I don’t gamble but the shopping, eating, and spa-ing is always fun. Plus just being kid-free…bliss. 🙂
Post # 9
48h is vegas is still worth it to me. I’d think as a couple you’re pretty close to them if your husband is the best man, but if you don’t want to go, don’t go. <u></u>
Post # 12
48 hours is a good amount of time there, especially since you’ll have events to attend. It’s fun for a couple hours but if it’s too cold to enjoy the pool you don’t need much time to do everything.
Post # 13
I’m in camp “Vegas is awful.” But I’d go (or not go) for the same reason I’d go to any wedding – to show up for the couple. So if I was close to them I’d go despite the location, and if I wasn’t (and my husband didn’t mind attending solo) I’d skip it.
Post # 14
I love Vegas but I’ve only been once. I live about a 4 hour drive from Vegas and we drove in late Saturday afternoon and drove back Sunday afternoon. So we had less time than you. However, it was just the two of us and there was no wedding. Honestly, I wouldn’t want to leave a baby at home and have to pay for the flights for two adults, take time off work, etc. It would just be a lot.
Post # 15
I’ve been to Vegas more times than I can count and IMO 48-72 is about the max I like to visit. I did 5 days once and thought I would die by then end of it. So I’m team “worth it” but only if you really want to attend the wedding.