(Closed) Plane, shuttle, and ferry – too much for guests?

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For only 20 people, I don’t think it’s a lot to ask. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it really depends on your guests’ situations. We have a friend whose wife has MS and is completely wheelchair-bound and yes, that would be WAY too much for her to handle. However, if all of your guests are in good health then it shouldn’t be an issue. I think it’d be quite fun, honestly! An adventure to start an adventure. 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@meganbfsu:  That sounds EXHAUSTING to me!  Are they going to have a chance to rest up after travel and before the wedding?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@meganbfsu:  that depends on how long the travel is.  how long is the flight?  shuttle?  ferry?  will they be staying on the island or is all of this travel just to get to the wedding?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can guests stay on the island where the wedding is held? If so, I think it’s fine. If they have to make the journey there and back all in one day in their wedding attire that is asking too much.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@meganbfsu:  I think it depends on a lot…. As pp mentioned how long are they on the shuttle? Ferry?

Also what are the ages of your guests? Keep in mind that this would be too much for elderly guests. Also is there a fee for the shuttle and ferry? If so that is something else to consider…. If they have to do that much travel it would be nice if they didn’t have to pay. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can guests stay on the island where the wedding is held? If so, I think it’s fine. If they have to make the journey there and back all in one day in their wedding attire that is asking too much.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s a bit much – but as long as they can stay on the island after it should be okay.  But it does sound like a whole lot of exhausting and complicated traveling.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Is it expensive?  That could be worrisome.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think I have the same questions are everyone else: One, how expensive is it going to be for them to board a shuttle and then a ferry? The plane is a given if they are going to come. And two, are you dealing with anyone who has physical ailments? If I were part of the 20 people I wouldn’t complain. I think it would be a great opportunity to see some beautiful sights along the way.

I would also add that, like a PP said, if they need to travel back after the wedding, that may be a bit much.

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@meganbfsu:  Sounds like a mini secluded vacation on a resort.  I would go!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think its too much if you are making a whole weekend trip out of it. I attended a wedding in St. John and it was the same amount of travel – definitely one of the best vacations i’ve been on. The trip was worth the hassle of the flight, shuttle then ferry ride. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

If its a week long vacation it doesnt seem like much but that all depends on the guests that will be attending..Are there any elderly people or children? if so that might be a bit much for them.  For my destination wedding there is a 3 1/2 hour flight then a 90 minute bus ride to the hotel.

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