(Closed) Okay hive I need your help

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m by no means an etiquette guru, but as a guest, I’d do it! No problem to me! Surely the people meaningful enough to make your guest list won’t mind driving a couple hours or so.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would also do it. I normally stay over when I need to Tavel but I once went to an evening do (I’m from the UK) and we drove there at 7 and drove back at 12 and it was 1.5hrs away, so people have together choice to stay or drive

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I don’t think that’s too far at all! I would just block off a couple rooms at the venue (if at a hotel), or at the nearest hotel just in case people are drinking.

We are having our wedding about 4hrs. away from my FH family, and my immediate family. And several states away from the rest of my family. We chose our location based on the fact it’s a special location to us and our relationship, its beautiful, and we love it there! (plus if my family comes down from Chicago to Florida I’m pretty sure they will want to be near to the beach! lol)

If your family can’t drive 1hr. that would be pretty ridiculous. I absolutely don’t think that is too much to ask for people.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The people who can afford it will book a room.

Those who can’t, will not be able to drink and will leave early.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

That’s not that far. They’ll know in advance where it is when they receive the invitation and can make arrangements for themselves. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think that’s perfectly acceptable. I’ve traveled similar distances for a few weddings in the past couple of years. It was no big deal. I’m sure some people will complain, can’t please everyone, but if it’s the venue you want then go for it!!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think that’s fine. About 1/2 of our invited guests will be traveling 8-10 hours. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Oh my gosh, every wedding I’ve ever been to has been greater than an hour away. That would be fine, I’m sure!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

An hour isn’t bad at all.  My wedding is 8 hours from my family (driving), and 24 from FI’s family… soo, people do travel for weddings!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

An hour and a half sounds fine to me… I have guests coming in from all over the world! Also, most of them wll probably want to book hotel rooms nearby anyway, seeing as they can’t drink and drive. So the most important thing to check is that there are plenty of reasonably priced places nearby for them to stay in!

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