1. No kids invited. I understand on a wedding level. On a logistics level it's a nightmare. Our weekend sitters are 2 hrs away in the wrong direction. One of them is getting a hip replaced in October. The other barely gets off his ass to take care of himself.
2. It's on a Friday night. Yeah, it's cheaper but it's a PITAfor OOT people. Considering the wedding is also an hour from where they both live and not anyone's home town it's OOT for darn near everyone.
3. The RD is 2:30- 4 on THURSDAY. We live 7 hrs away. So we either leave at the ass crack of dawn or have to stay an extra night. Plus does a 1.5 hr Rehearsal seem long?
1+2+3= a big nightmare of a weekend. DH told the groom there better be an open bar. I see myself as the DD all weekend.