My fiance and I are considering a venue (ceremony and reception) that's an hour away from where both our families live (we're from the same area), and I'm curious to hear what others have done when there venue was far from their home base. If you had the rehearsal an hour away the night before, did you and your families/wedding party stay in a hotel that evening? Or did you drive home after the rehearsal and drive back the day of? Is it rude to ask our families to drive that full hour? The reason we're even considering the venue is because we've looked at a lot of venues closer to us and just seem to keep striking out.