(Closed) Traveling to a wedding/choosing a venue

posted 7 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@soontobehisbride:  In my family, definitely. In fact your question is a little bit funny because my family is so far-flung, EVERYONE has to travel much farther than 3 hours to see each other for holidays/weddings/funerals. Obviously there are the issues of getting time off, etc, that prevents people from being able to come, but the distance is something we are very used to. That being said, I could see how if everyone being in the same town was the norm, it might be a bigger deal to drive a few hours. 

Post # 4
3263 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My immediate family is going to have to travel about 2 hours to get to our wedding destination. The rest of my family is a plane ride away. It’s just something we’ve all come to terms with since we’re all spread out around the country.

From a friend’s perspective – My friend recently got married and we traveled 4 hours for her wedding. We didn’t even think anything of it, it was just something we had to do because our friend and her husband mean a lot to us.

ETA: You traveling and staying in the lodging that your guests would be staying in is a really good idea. It’ll allow you to get a feel of the rooms before deciding if you’d like your wedding there or not.

Post # 5
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I traveled 3+ hours twice this summer for a friend and a family member’s wedding.  I paid for my own lodging both times. 

Post # 6
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

we are getting married about 2.5hrs from all our guests bc we/ our friends live in nyc and my parents/ family is in boston. Our venue is basically in the middle since i refused to plan a wedding over 5hrs away and my mom refused to pay for a wedding that her friends/family wouldnt be able to attend….

Post # 7
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Like the other ladies, people will have to travel to get to our wedding, we just moved it to a central location. Our venue is an hour and a half to two hours away from our house (depends on traffic/weather).  The guests are going to be coming from 2-6 hours away, no one lives closer. After high school my friends and I didn’t live in the same places anymore, I travelled to be in all of their weddings, travelled home last spring for my brother’s wedding, etc…

If lodging is not in the same place as the ceremony/reception, just call a few hotels in different price points and reserve a block of rooms for those who will need it.

Good luck and enjoy the process! I’m sure you’ll find the perfect venue!

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