Post # 1
I want my wedding in a lovely range style retreat, but it’s an hour away for most of our guests! (Only half an hour for us) My mum and dad are saying thats too far. The other place I like is half an hour away from them but an hour away from us….it also costs over twice as much as the first place.
WHAT SHOULDDDD I DOOOOO!!!!
It seems easier to just keep everyone happy and have us travel
Post # 3
I would go for the one that’s an hour away! ALL of my family had to travel an hour or more for my wedding, as did DH’s family. If they want to be there, they’ll make it happen! We’ve also traveled for friend’s weddings, too. An hour, honestly, isn’t much. It might just be me since I live in Southern California, and LA is an hour away, so it’s not uncommon to drive a lot.
Post # 4
I think its perfectly fine too! There are so many people around here who get married four hours away (understandably – its a beautiful valley!) nd everyone goes to that. I was also thinking of organising a bus – plus the house has room for 12 extra guests.
Post # 5
@BabyBrain: mine is farther than that for some people…I feel like an hour is not unreasonable!
Post # 6
I think it’s ok if there is somewhere for the guests to stay or you have arranged some transportation for them. Obviously everyone is an adult and can choose not to drink so they can drive back – but that’s a bit of a party killer for some guests.
Post # 7
Yea, there is room for 12 others in the house, as well as other cottages that they can hire at their own cost on the same property. As well as the bus I plan to organise. It’s just upsetting that it’s my parents who disagree with it. 🙁
Post # 8
My wedding is an hour away so I say no.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy
Haha, mine is 20 hrs away in a plane for my family, and they think it is important enough to come!
Those who care about being there will make it happen!
Post # 10
I don’t think so at all! All of our guests are coming from out of town. The closest ones will be driving an hour. Most will be traveling 6+ hours!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
If there’s accomodation then it’s really not a big problem. I don’t understand why your parents are making a big deal because it would seem if you had your wedding where you are currently residing they would have to travel anyway. Have it where you are happier.
Post # 12
One hour is NOTHING! I wouldn’t stress yourself out about it.
Post # 13
I’ve travelled anything upwards to a 10 hour transatlantic flight – really, don’t worry about it, I’d be thrilled if a wedding was ‘only an hour away’.
Post # 14
I don’t think it’s too far. For what it’s worth, my family traveled 500 miles and DH’s family traveled 800 miles to be at the wedding… So, an hour isn’t ridiculous, as long as both ceremony and reception are in the same spot. You may also want to get a small room block locally for guests who may want to party and not drive back that night.
Post # 15
@BabyBrain: I don’t think an hour is too far at ALL. I’ve driven much further for weddings.
Post # 16
Only about 1/3 of my guestlist lives within a half hour of ours. Probably about 1/2 my guestlist will fly here for the wedding, some from Europe to Canada! An hour is nothing. Stick to what you want!