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Is 45mins to far to make guests travel between ceremony and reception?

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    I’m getting married at the Roma St Parklands in January and my matron of honour has offered her home to hold the reception but she’s about a 45min drive from the ceremony location. Do you guys think this is to far to make guests travel? i’m working with a 5k budget.

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    Hi Sammy, my first reaction would be yes, normally couples try to limit the drive to 20 mins. But if it’s your matron of honour’s house I think that wipes away the time limit because it is great of her to offer her home. Also, I think because it’s at her home there won’t be the time limit for the guests to leave and you can have a much more fun time and stay a lot later than a restaurant. Maybe just mention to guests beforehand that there will be a long drive and suggest some carpool to save petrol, and also suggest it will be good to have a few people in one car with a designated driver… and also explain the budget, so guests understand it’s not only a nice offer from the matron, but you’re also accepting it because you want a great wedding without the heavy price

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    hmm,as to me,i will feel very far.with the 45 min’s travel,the guest will feel very tired of the wedding,so just control your budget and the time limited under 20 minutes.

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    olivia23
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    Not at all. If you are worried about it you could look at hiring a bus. I no you are on a tight budget but it would be cheaper then changing venues. 

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