I don't know if this is properly an etiquette or a "destination wedding" kinda question, but in another thread on the etiquette board I was reading some complaints about having to drive 3+ hours to get to a wedding venue so now I'm a little concerned.
My fiance is from Rhode Island so we're planning a New England wedding. We've ended up falling in absolutely love with a venue in New Hampshire.
The venue is about a three-hour drive from where the vast majority of his family and friends live in Rhode Island. My family and friends are all in the Midwest and DC.
Our plan is to get blocks of hotel rooms in both Keene, NH (about 15 minutes from where the venue is located) for folks driving up, and in Manchester, NH (an hour from where the venue is located) for folks flying in. (There are also some AirBNBs for rent about 5 minutes away that we'd let guests know about, if they want to rent those rather than a hotel room). Then we'd rent buses to get people to and from Keene/Manchester the day of.
Additionally, on the property where the venue is located, there are three large (8+ person) cabins available to rent, which we'd rent for the bridal party.
I thought we had it all figured out, but now I'm worried about it! Obviously, we won't be hurt if people choose not to attend because it's too much travelling or too big a hassle. But is it actually a rude thing to do?
If this is properly on the destination wedding board please let me know.