(Closed) Is this too far to drive for a rehearsal dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Some of them can carpool though right?  That’s actually what some of my guests will be doing I think.  My Future Mother-In-Law will be driving 25 min to the rehearsal, 20 min to dinner, and then have about a 45 min drive home.  Same thing with my officiant but opposite direction.  People live all over so I think the restaurant is more important although not too much further away than that!  It will be broken up so they probably won’t realize.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wouldn’t mind driving, especially if the restaurant is good.  I had a few people come to the rehearsal dinner who lived an hour away.  Sometimes it’s just hard to pick a centralized location for everyone!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I really wouldn’t mind it.  I know a lot of people who had their weddings or rehearsals outside of town.  In any case, don’t feel bad having people drive an hour, lots of people have destination weddings requiring their guests to fly or drive hours upon hours for all the wedding events.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it’s too far. I’d probably politely say no thanks to dinner and head home instead so I could get ready and have an early night.

If you get to the restaurant just before 8, have dinner for 2 hours and then head home it’d be around 11pm by the time people get back at the earliest.

Do you have any other options closer to the church or closer to where people live?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think I would mind, especially if I had to get up early the next day for the wedding.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

too far in my opinion and it would be stressful having to herd all those people around to all those different places.  have it somewhere closer to the other events.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t mind.  I mean, it isn’t like they are driving from home to the place.  It’s broken up with time.  30 minutes from home or work to church.  Then 30 minutes from church to dinner.  The only thing that might suck is the drive home but honestly, it will be good for them to wind down in the car and be ready for bed when they get home.  Sounds good!

Also, all my dinner reservations are for 8pm and after, so starting dinner around then is fine!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’re going to be stuck fielding phone calls from half the dinner party who get lost on the way. I see that location as being really stressful. I would pick somewhere a lot closer.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@crayfish:

That’s why my family is always the ever-annoying caravan of cars on the highway backing everything up, lol!  We always follow each other everywhere – even though we all have GPS’s.  I guess old habits die hard 😛

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