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#1 alkoch

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    Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:13 PM

    Hey everyone, I need some opinions

    I found a church I really like but it is about 50 min away from the hotel. The other churches are only 20ish min away from the hotel. We are planning on getting a bus for everyone to get to the church and back so it should be a pretty fun ride.

    As a guest would you mind the extra time in the bus?

    Thanks for the help!

    #2 rodent


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      Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:37 PM

      I personlly really don't like long trips from a wedding to a reception. But, a bus might make it fun. Will it be like a party bus vibe? if the party can get started on the bus, then 50 minutes would be fine. You could have fun music playing & just start the celebration. On my first trip to cancun, one of the most fun times was a trip to the clubs on the public bus. There was a guy playing guitar & we all sang along. It was a blast. Even more fun than the club.

      if it's more like the chartered van trips, I stick with 20 minutes. It's usually hot & I know I'd just be burnt out after a over 1 1/2 hours in a van round trip. Our van ride from the airport to the hotel and then to the ruins wasn't exactly fun.

      #3 ~Keira~

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        Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:09 PM

        IMO I think you should stick with the one that you love the most. Bus rides are always fun too. People like to reminisce about the good ol' days riding the bus to school or a field trip. :-)
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        #4 heartbeat

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          Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:13 PM

          I think it's your wedding and you should do it at the church that YOU love... I'm sure the guest will be fine with it!

          #5 Debs

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            Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:34 PM

            I'm with the 20 minute trip people, UNLESS the 50 minute church is something really special.

            #6 *Karla*

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              Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:35 PM

              I would stick with one of the closer churches. 50+ minutes on a bus each way is a long trip just for a 30-45 min ceremony (if even that long). As a guest, I would be a little irritated. But, as a bride, if it is a fabulous church, and you can't see yourself getting married anywhere else, go for it!

              #7 jk1101

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                Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:41 PM

                I'm with Meg&Shay on this - pick the closer church. It's not going to be a bus on a beautifully paved highway like up here in the US/Canada - it's probably going to be a bumpy ride and they've already traveled quite a way to come to the wedding.
                Even as a bride, you're going to get ready at the hotel, then sit on a bus for an hour, then get married, then sit on the bus again, take pictures, then go to the reception? That's a looooong day!

                #8 jenninjamaica

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                  Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:52 PM

                  Pick the church you love! Its not like a regular wedding, you are all on vacation anyway! I say go for the one you love, I'm sure your guests will love it too! I don't know about busses in Mexico, but I went on a 45min.rented bus ride in Jamaica with a group to get to a special event and it was so much fun! We sang to Bob Marley the whole way there and back! See if you can bring a mix CD your guests will enjoy!!!

                  #9 Kristy!


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                    Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:58 PM

                    I'd go with the closer church. Almost 2 hours on a van is long trip, especially when you're dressed up.

                    #10 MayBride2010

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                      Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:05 PM

                      its YOUR wedding day. do what YOU want.

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