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Jzonna, on June 22, 2022 at 8:48 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 14
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How long is too long to travel to a wedding? Is 1.5hr too long?

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Latest activity by Kaala, on June 25, 2022 at 6:40 PM
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    Rosebud Online ·
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    It depends, if I wasn't planning on staying over night I probably wouldn't want to drive more than 2 hrs each way. It also really depends on whose wedding it is, there are a few people in my life I d go to the other side of the planet to be there on their wedding day. If you are trying to decide where to have your own wedding just remember you cannot please everyone, plan the wedding that makes you and your future spouse happy, the people who really want to be there will try their best to be there. Good luck to you!

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  • JM Sunshine
    JM Sunshine ·
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    I would and have traveled to weddings that were 1.5 hours away. Anything beyond that I would book a hotel.
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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani Online ·
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    1.5 hours isn’t long at all. We have people that are traveling 3 hours.
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  • Jzonna
    Just Said Yes November 2023
    Jzonna ·
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    This is so true thank you!! The people who want to be there will be there. Thanks again.
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  • Jzonna
    Just Said Yes November 2023
    Jzonna ·
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    I love it see if they want to be there they will thank you!!
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  • Imani
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    Imani Online ·
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    Exactly! Sure thing, I hope it all works out.
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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    I agree with Rosebud. Do what you can to be accommodating, but it's up to you and your future spouse. 1.5 hours drive is borderline for me without easy hotel accommodations. I'd also keep in mind your guests who may be flying in. Adding a roadtrip upon arrival is asking a lot. I have taken red-eyes and flown across oceans, but I will not do so if I have to drive a long way after arrival.

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  • bevbabe
    Devoted June 2023
    bevbabe ·
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    It's not too far, but I would block out some hotels. Some people won't want to drive that far back at night after dancing and drinking.

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  • Orianna
    Dedicated December 2022
    Orianna ·
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    For me, its more actual mile distance vs time. I'm in Los Angeles and (not even a little exaggerating) 1.5 hours could be 22 miles. Literally. I live 22 miles from my office and it has taken me 1.5 hours to get there on more than one occasion.

    I think having some hotels near by as an option incase people want to not have to worry about having a sober driver is nice, but every person and every place is different. We have people who will be traveling 4-5 hours by car, some who are coming in by plane, and some who live about 45 miles away but depending on the traffic in LA it could take them 3 hours to get there. I wouldn't stress too much about it. The people who want to be at your wedding will not only make it work, but do what works best for them to ensure that they are with you on your day!

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    Michael ·
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    People will do a couple hour commutes each way for work. If it is for a wedding, some people might avoid drinking much so they could go home the same night. Others, would do a hotel. So there are ways to work it out if they want to be part of it.

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  • rahulsrrf
    Just Said Yes August 2022
    rahulsrrf ·
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    Jeez if my friends said 1.5 hrs is too long, I'd be in a pickle. I'm Chicago based but my wedding is in Tulsa. My friends are making the 10 hr drive to make it there 0.o

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  • Kelly
    Rockstar October 2023
    Kelly ·
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    I'm traveling 2.5 hours for my own wedding.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    What do you mean exactly? Guests regularly travel any and every distance. People don’t decline an invitation because they are not local to the area. Is that your concern? That you feel you need a mini wedding in multiple areas? That is going to be super expensive. It’s easier on everyone lol have one central location, usually where the couple lives, and all the guests will travel to them with zero issues unless they have health/money issues that don’t allow for long distance travel. Otherwise I don’t think any distance in the country is too far. Traveling outside of the country is difficult for many but within the country, there is no issue. That is why guests are called on the phone at 6-12 months ahead as a save the date to make arrangements as necessary.
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  • Kaala
    Beginner February 2023
    Kaala ·
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    Depends on who's wedding it is. I've traveled by plane for some 👍 Lots of out of state people are coming to mine. We're in Florida and we have family from Illinois, Mississippi, Massachusetts and Maine coming. If it's someone I don't really like....10 mins is too far to drive to their wedding 🤣🤣
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