I'm currently helping a friend of mine plan a rehearsal dinner, and we've run into a bit of a snag. The bride's dream rehearsal dinner locale is about an hour or so from downtown DC, where she's getting married. Her wedding consists largely of out-of-town guests, and we're trying to figure out how to work this. She had planned to rent out this small B&B for the dinner (the one that is an hour away) and have her out of town guests arrive there Friday evening (she would pay for the rooms and dinner and all that). That evening the rehearsal dinner would be largely a celebration of those who took the time (and money) to come see her and the groom's wedding. The next day, a luxury charter bus (again, paid for by the bride and groom) will pick them up and take them downtown to the wedding and another downtown hotel where guests would be staying until they fly out Sunday afternoon.
Even though the bride and groom are paying for all this, is it too much to ask out of town guests to do all this traveling?