(Closed) Reasonable or no?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll:

    I would have no problem with going

    I would probably go but would feel inconvenienced

    I would probably decline

  • Post # 2
    1939 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I don’t think that’s such a big deal distance if it’s an extra special place to go to and will be a nice experience for all.

    Then again if they will all have been “suffering” through the graduation ceremony beforehand I’m sure everyone will be dying for a drink and something to eat after and going to a place that’s just a few minutes away would seem more appropriate to keep a good spirit up. 

    Post # 3
    1707 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think as long as they know what to expect beforehand, so they can plan ahead for the distance or decline in advance if it is too much, you’re ok. For a special occasion, I’d be happy to celebrate in this way but might get hangry if I didn’t know I’d be having to drive 38 miles to a restaurant. 

    Post # 4
    8787 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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    DancinDarlin :  It takes me 40 minutes drive to get to work every day so to be honest this wouldn’t bother me. I would invite them all but caveat it by saying, I appriciate it may be a little way out for you so understand if you can’t make it, but it would mean a lot to me for you to be there.

    Post # 5
    4226 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

    I am speaking as someone who doesn’t drive. So long as there was some sort of carpool arranged I’d be fine with it 🙂

    Post # 6
    1931 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    This is a know your crowd thing. That distance is nothing to some, but a marathon for others. I have an older family so I know 85% of them would feel very inconvenienced, but none of my friends would.

    It also depends on the day, too. If it’s during the week I doubt I’d want to make the extra commute only to have to get up the next day or just be getting off work. Is it on a Saturday?

    Post # 7
    5081 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    37 mins is nothing around here, so I’d be fine with it. We purposely chose a further out restaurant after my graduation because all the close restaurants were packed with other graduation goers and we didn’t want to have to wait or fight crowds. 

    Post # 8
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I wouldn’t think anything of it; it’s your day, so you get to pick the place. I’d just let everyone know in advance what the plan is, so they can opt in or out. Try to make a reservation if you can, because after a couple of hours at a graduation ceremony and then a 30-40 minute drive, it’s not going to be fun to wait another 30 minutes at the restaurant. 


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