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UKbride Member Request 31 Jan 2018

Is a 45 min to an hour and a half journey (guests from different places) to...

Is a 45 min to an hour and a half journey (guests from different places) to much to ask? There will be a bus at the end of the night, but should I have busses to bring day guest and then to bring evening guests as well as take them home?

21 Comments
Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 31 Jan 2018

Hi I would have buses if I had guests travelling that far :)

Stacey Hutchinson
Stacey Hutchinson 31 Jan 2018

Our guests will be traveling around the same amount of time and I haven't arranged any transport for them.

Michaela Hill
Michaela Hill 31 Jan 2018

We are putting on coaches and if people would like to come they are paying £10pp for a return trip! Therefore it suits them and is a much cheaper alternative. If your only putting on a bus for the way home most people would have had to drive anyways so won’t use the return bus. Would definitely think about both ways but charging so your not out of pocket :)

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 31 Jan 2018

I think it's a long way so would go with busses each way.

UKbride Member 31 Jan 2018

Buses are a good idea

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

Think you're worrying too much. If people want to go to your wedding they will make arrangements to get there.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

My family and my partners family live in completely different parts of the country, and we are getting married nowhere near either! Everyone we have invited is an hour or more away, we aren’t putting on any transport! everyone we have spoken to are more than happy to come, they’re booking hotels and will make a night of it! Do it at the venue you fall in love with!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

Up.to.you but it adds to.your budgeting. If people want to.go they will sort tbemselves out

Page Emily Wilson
Page Emily Wilson 1 Feb 2018

A lot of our guests are travelling over 5 hours 😳 only 1 person has grumbled so far!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

Tbh I personally think buses are a unnecessary expense. If your gusts what to be there they will be. My family live 3 1/2- 4 hours away from
Me and they all came to me wedding, and it was on a Sunday. Try not to worry about everyone else, it's what you want that matters. Xx

Richard Webb
Richard Webb 1 Feb 2018

Allie-Rose we are right! Xx

Juliette Parnell
Juliette Parnell 1 Feb 2018

I have buses taking people to and from the wedding and between venues but only because I want people to be on time!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

I am only putting bus on for night time as day guests have cars

Shakira Badwal
Shakira Badwal 1 Feb 2018

Some of ours travelled 3 hours. I didn't supply transport.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

It's not too far although the majority of my oh family live in the same area and have organised a coach between them, but plenty of people travel bigger distances for weddings. If they want to be there they will get there

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

I have family & friends coming from all over the UK for my wedding in May, not one person has complained about transport or accommodation, if they want to celebrate your magical day with you then they will make arrangements to get there. I've been to countless weddings and arranged transport and hotels etc and never expected the bride & groom to sort it for me...you've got enough to sort.
Stop worrying!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

Our journey was just over an hour for local people and even longer for others. Most stayed at the venue but others were still happy to make the journey for us, even for just the reception! X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

Our wedding is about an hour and a half away for his family and our friends, and a 2 hour drive for my family, and we hadn't even considered transport...we picked somewhere neutral that was sort of half way between our two families as I'm from down south and he is from the Midlands. If people want to be there They won't have an issue travelling...I don't think many people would expect transport to be provided anyway

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 2 Feb 2018

My guests are from all over as well (a few of them around 3 hours away). If people want to come to your wedding they will make the effort (all my guests are making their own way to the venue). I have also been to weddings that have taken hours to get to and I have never felt the need to complain.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Feb 2018

People who want to be there will be there no matter how far they need to travel! it’s your day do it how and where you want it! X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 4 Feb 2018

Getting home isn't your responsibility hun

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