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Lorraine
Beginner March 2025 Lothian & Borders

Changing locations on the day

Lorraine, 24 of June of 2024 at 13:43 Posted on Planning 0 9
Hi there, I’m looking for some advice. My fiancé and I are looking to get married in his home town which is over an hour away from where we live. Ideally he finds it important to get married in his church from his home town. I was hoping to have the wedding breakfast in a restaurant which was a 14 minute walk away. Then he suggested a venue (15 minutes walk from the restaurant).


Are we being crazy to have to go to so many places?

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Latest activity by Positive, 18 of July of 2024 at 19:31
  • R
    VIP July 2020 Monmouthshire
    RomanticGreenStationery27135 ·
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    That does seem like a lot of travelling for your guests. If they are all from your home town, then I guess you could get away with having the ceremony over an hour away, because they will be travelling back to their home area for the reception. But if your guests are more scattered, and especially if they are going to have to stay overnight, then it's going to be more of an issue.

    Supposing a guest is driving 2 hours to get to your wedding, and they need overnight accommodation. That is likely to be near your reception venue, but they are going to have to check in before they end of the wedding. So they drive two hours to their accommodation, check in, then drive another hour plus to the ceremony, and then drive an hour plus back to reception.

    Can you get a reception venue that is midway between your OH hometown and your current home?

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  • Lorraine
    Beginner March 2025 Lothian & Borders
    Lorraine ·
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    Hi there, thanks so much for your message. The all 3 places are less than 15 minutes walk from each other in my partners home town (church, restaurant and potential reception venue). We are not expecting people to travel back between our home towns. Most of the guests are from his side as he has a large family. I was more asking about having to take two 15 minute walks/3 minute drives. It might make things more difficult in terms of logistics.
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    VIP July 2020 Monmouthshire
    RomanticGreenStationery27135 ·
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    The biggest issue will be if anyone is planning on arriving by public transport and doesn't feel up to two 15-minute walks - especially as smart wedding shoes are often not the most comfortable for walking! Also, it may cause problems for guests deciding where to leave their cars, especially if they are likely to be drinking enough at the wedding breakfast to prevent them driving on to the evening venue. (Is the evening venue somewhere where guests would be able to stay over, or will they need to go elsewhere for accommodation?) Is there no way you can use one venue for both the wedding breakfast and the later celebration?

    If there is no other option, then you could make it work, but I would spend some time tracking down suitable parking locations and be very clear about the different locations involved so that guests can work out where it is best for them to leave their car and how to travel between the various locations.

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    West London
    Jelly ·
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    Since all venues are close together, it sounds like a lovely plan just provide clear directions and maybe a map for your guests.

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    Beginner July 2024 California
    Julia ·
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    Providing a map with directions for the guests sounds like the best thing to do here. I'm sure there will be no problems. Congratulations! It will be a lovely day for both of you!

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    Hi how are you doing
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    Beginner July 2024 Tamil Nadu
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    Hi to all. Have a great wedding with your lovable one.

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    Beginner February 2025 Tamil Nadu
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    HI everyone

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  • Positive
    Staffordshire
    Positive ·
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    Certainly! Planning a wedding with https://zumbaliciouscrew.com/en/zumba-online-class multiple locations can involve some logistical considerations, but it can also add a special touch to your day. It seems like you're envisioning getting married in your fiancé's hometown church, followed by a wedding breakfast at a restaurant a short walk away, and then potentially another venue for further celebrations.

    The key considerations include logistics, timing, and guest comfort. A 15-minute walk between the restaurant and the venue is manageable, but it's important to consider the weather and the needs of your guests, especially those who might find walking challenging.

    It's a good idea to plan for transportation options, such as shuttles or taxis, to ensure everyone can move between locations comfortably. Communication will be essential—make sure your guests know the schedule, locations, and any special instructions in advance.

    Ultimately, if these locations are meaningful to you both and align with your vision for the day, the logistical details can be managed with careful planning. It's about creating an experience that reflects your personalities and preferences while ensuring your guests have an enjoyable and memorable time celebrating with you.

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