(Closed) is this too far to drive?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1211 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t think it’s bad, as long as it’s a fairly easy drive! 

Post # 5
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s borderline, but definitely doable.  I wouldn’t make the drive any longer than that.  Maybe do a test run on the same date/time as your wedding (so if it’s a Saturday 4-4:30 ceremony, do the drive on a Saturday at 4:30) and make sure it really is about 35 minutes!

Post # 6
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

nope!! that is fine 🙂  you found the perfect place and its your day!!

Post # 7
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you’re all good!

Post # 8
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I really, really, really hate driving far for receptions. The most I’ve driven was an hour. For me, 35 minutes is pushing it. Especially if then the guests then would have to wait an hour or more for the wedding party to make their way to the venue (as I’ve experienced). Personally, it bugs me to have a short ceremony and then drive miles and miles for a reception.

Post # 9
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it’s fine.  I’ve had to drive farther for weddings before.  Is the reception going to be immediately following the ceremony or will they have more time to kill in between?  Because if they have to drive and then wait I think it will be harder on the guests.

Post # 10
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That would be no big deal to me, I drive further than that to work every day!

Post # 12
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A little late to the party, but I agree – I think 35 minutes is fine.  Especially going by mapquest, I think usually overestimates how long it takes.

Post # 13
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it should be fine, just make sure if you’re reserving a hotel room block that it is either in between both locations, or closer to the reception site. 

Post # 14
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

35 minutes is totally fine!

Post # 15
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it’s pushing it.  What city do you live in?  I ask b/c it public transportation isn’t readily available, maybe you could provide transportation for the guests?

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