Post # 1
I need more advice from the hive…
The perfectttt, slightly out of town (3 hrs) venue we found just informed us our guests can start arriving at 6 with the ceremony beginning at 630. I guess while the fiancé and I were talking everything over, someone booked an event for the morning 🙁 Anyway, the situation we now find ourselves in is a Sunday 6pm-11pm wedding or a new date that just opened up – Friday beginning anytime we want (probably have guests arriving at 430-5).
Oh yeah, the Friday is BEFORE daylight savings (sunset 630) and Sunday is after (sunset 530)
So what would you all do…
Post # 2
I would not do a friday wedding 3h out of town starting at 430. That means guests can’t even do a half day if they need to go home/get ready. I’d do a sunday, and just not expect it to go until 11.
Actually tbh id pick a new venue, but out of the two dates I’d pick the sunday.
Post # 3
sunshinebubblesandrainbows : That’s tough, Sunday night is rough for people with school age children. So Friday may work better. It will require guests to take off from work early.
Is it a 3 hour drive for everyone?
Editing: I’d pick another venue because both times are inconvenient when you consider a 3 hour drive (one way). But you know your guests better than me/us.
Post # 4
I would probably start looking for a new venue as both of those times suck if most of your guests have to travel 3 hours or more.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
New venue. Times aren’t ideal but I could make it work Fri or Sun if necessary. A 3 hr drive requirement on top of it is simply too much. Although to be honest unless it was a very close friend or family member I wouldn’t be driving 3 hours each way regardless of the day.
Post # 6
Both equally suck when 3 hours travel is involved. Look for a new venue.
Post # 7
I voted Friday because that’s what we did. But three hours? Is that everyone? Is the venue a place that there’s stuff to do beforehand? Like that people could make a day out of it? (Like a beach or resort)
Post # 8
Hmm with a three hour drive I would probably take a vacation day either way so I wouldn’t have a preference.
Post # 9
sweatergal007 : The venue is in the Orlando area so plenty to do before/after/during the weekend.
3 hours is on the long end of the travel time for folks that would be attending. We have some guests that would be flying in, lots of family in south Florida and some in central.
Post # 10
heavenlyflower : I should’ve have said 3 hours or less. Unfortunately, we have folks spread out all over Florida so it’s gonna be a bit of a trek. Orlando seemed to be the most centrally located. Our other options were ending up in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area and that’s closer but with traffic about the same travel time :/
Post # 11
Nope, new venue or new date needed
Post # 12
I also should have mentioned, although it would be ideal to find a Saturday available, it’s kind of OK for it to be a tad inconvenient as there is a bit of a struggle going on with the parents to keep the guest list low.
Post # 13
Wow really? You want to make your wedding horribly inconvnient because you cant plan your own guest list? So the people who do show up will have had to jump through hoops cause you cant say no to your parents? Thats seriously shitty.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris
Wait… you are trying to make it hard for guests to attend? Just pick a stop and a time people can attend and only invite the people you want there.
Post # 15
3 hours to attend a wedding. No thank you.
I much prefer Friday weddings to Sunday weddings but I wouldn’t attend either. People would need to leave at 7 to be home by 10 on a Sunday.
New venue is needed.