Post # 1
So in a few months we will be moving into our house in Culpeper, Virginia. Currently I live in Southern VA and he in Culpeper. He is from Ohio originally.
I have a lot of venues available to me here for cheap prices. My family and friends are all here. I have bands at my use here etc. I feel like getting married here months after I move would be a hassel but trying to get a venue in Northern Virginia will be much more expensive and I wont have the connections that I do down here so we will be paying for everything up there. His family and friends are flying in from Ohio and driving. So that’s not an issue. However, our friends in Northern Virginia, I’d feel bad having them drive 5 hours to get to our wedding location.
He doesn’t want to elope, he wants a nice wedding for his fam.
Ladies I could use some ideas here. Help me out please.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center
Suck it up and have the wedding in your neck of the woods. Think about your wallet and if your friends love you, they will drive 5 hours. I drove across 6 states for 9 hours to get to my friends wedding…>CAUSE I LOVE HER
Post # 4
Won’t your family have to do the 5-hour drive if you choose Northern VA? If some group is going to have to drive either way, might as well have it in the better location. If you can just make a few trips back, planning from 5 hours away shouldn’t be terrible. I have a friend who planned hers from about 8 hours away, and she just made a couple of weekend trips to scout venues and meet with vendors.
Post # 5
@leogal: I think you should do it where you both want! Come to an agreement. Explain to him I can get us venues for cheaper, bands ect ect.
Planning from a few hours away shouldn’t be hard at all. And plus since most of your family and friends live where you want to do the wedding, they can help you out also! ( that’s what they are there for !!lol)
Post # 6
Are there more people who would need to travel in Southern VA or Northern VA? That could tip the scales!
Weddings are just SOOO expensive, southern Virginia would get my vote!!
Post # 7
@HeartsandSparkles: Most of the guests would be from my neck of the woods aka Southern Virginia as I assume not a ton of our friends would be able to take off work and make the long drive down here for the wedding. We would have about 15 guests coming from Ohio and around 30 from Northern Virginia.