(Closed) Is one hour too far to travel???

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 5
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@BabyBrain:  mine is farther than that for some people…I feel like an hour is not unreasonable!

Post # 6
10449 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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 # 8
8679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My wedding is an hour away so I say no.

Post # 9
444 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

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@BabyBrain:  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
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

One hour is NOTHING! I wouldn’t stress yourself out about it.

Post # 13
484 posts
Helper bee

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
14057 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
2908 posts
Sugar bee

@BabyBrain:  I don’t think an hour is too far at ALL. I’ve driven much further for weddings.

Post # 16
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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!

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