(Closed) Will they travel if I provide a bus?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Honestly, its a bit far. 

Lets play it out:  

I arrive to the ceremony in the city at 4pm. 

After the ceremony, I load the bus at 4:30, I arrive at reception by 5:30. 

We eat dance and be merry, but by 7:30 I need to leave.  Ok, so I take the bus back to the city.  The bus gets to the city again by 8:30, and doesn’t turn back around to get to the reception site until 9:30.  That means guests are stuck for at least two hours waiting for a ride. 

I think its a bit much.  Why do the venues need to be so far apart?  Our venues were about 25 minutes apart but everyone had their own vehicle.s

Post # 4
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13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think anything more than 30 minutes apart for ceremony and reception is too far.  Sorry!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Miss Moxy:  Yeah, basically.  People will travel a great distance to get to a wedding, but they aren’t likely to travel a big (30+ minute) drive in between the ceremony and reception.  I think driving an hour between a ceremony and wedding really inconveniences your guests, and I would be really annoyed if this was the case at a wedding I was invited to. 

Post # 7
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46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think most people I know would be happy to take a one hour bus ride to the reception. The challenge would be that people are then dependent on that bus to get home and therefore restricted to whatever service you decide and what time you decide to send them home. The solution would be to have a shuttle but that comes with a pricetag.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m going to be honest here… I went to a wedding this past spring that did something similar and I hated it. Yes, you’re providing the bus and that’s awesome. But people are going to get bored on the bus, and antsy. If I had to do it again, I’d probably skip the ceremony.

I understand that the ceremony space has sentimental value to you, but I would look at finding a new place for the ceremony, closer to the reception.

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