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Just Said Yes October 2022

How far is too far?

Yesenea, on July 11, 2021 at 7:43 PM Posted in Planning 1 14
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Latest activity by Eniale, on July 12, 2021 at 1:13 PM
  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    30-45 minutes should be the max. Anything over that is too much, in my opinion.
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  • Cool
    Super July 2020
    Cool ·
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    30 minutes
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    45 minutes is the max that guests will allow. Even if the couple chooses a gap, they will lose guests if there is any time longer than the drive to the reception.
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  • mrswinteriscoming
    Rockstar December 2021
    mrswinteriscoming ·
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    30 minutes.

    If you choose a venue further than that, be prepared that not all your guests will attend the ceremony.

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  • Yesenea
    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Yesenea ·
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    Thank you! This helps alot🥰
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    I also vote for 30 minutes.
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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
    Ariel ·
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    45 minutes is the max in my opinion and that’s accounting for traffic!
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  • Alexa
    Beginner October 2021
    Alexa ·
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    Not sure if your guests are big drinkers or not... but I don't think the distance between the ceremony and reception is as big of a deal as the distance between the hotel and the reception. I don't mind driving far (but I wouldn't do more than 35/40 min), but do think it would be ideal to have the hotel close to the reception venue so if they are drinking they can uber back and forth. If this is the case, I also think it is ideal to give folks an extra 30 minutes or so in case they want to drop their cars back off at the hotel and uber to the reception (even if they haven't started drinking, so they can not have to deal with the car after the reception). Of course the alternative is to provide transportation between the various locations, but I looked into this and it was really expensive, so I understand if you don't want to do this.

    As a separate recommendation - I decided to have my ceremony and reception at the same venue, simply because it saved me a TON of money. It was more money than I thought once I started looking into various rentals or decor costs that couldn't be shared if they were at separate locations.

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  • Yesenea
    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Yesenea ·
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    Wow, thank you for giving me more details on the question. This also helps on the planning. Thanks
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  • Monique
    Super October 2022
    Monique ·
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    You don't want to far distance from the ceremony spot and reception space. 10-25miles. From each other's you don't want your guest driving for a long time
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  • Monique
    Super October 2022
    Monique ·
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    Sorry for the last reply I misread the title yes 30-45 mins but part of what I stated not have your guest spending too much time driving then celebrating with you
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  • Vicky
    VIP January 2020
    Vicky ·
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    30 minutes max, including traffic.

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  • Delicia
    Savvy November 2022
    Delicia ·
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    30-40 minutes tops 👍🏽
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  • E
    Super July 2023
    Eniale ·
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    As a guest, if I was driving myself, 30 minutes would be the max I would tolerate. More than that, I would either decline altogether or only show up to the ceremony. Driving is a chore, and I am not going to willingly drive for more than half an hour to get to a reception venue.

    If I was not driving myself (transportation was provided) I would tolerate 45-50 minutes.

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