Not sure where to post this. Hopefully some of you have dealt with it.
I'm getting married outside of Florence in May, and part of the deal when we decided on the venue was that we would have to get transportation for our guests. The venue is about 30 minutes outside the city, and we are going to hire a bus to pick up guests from somewhere in the city center, and drive them to the venue about 45 minutes before the ceremony, which will start at 4:30. Ceremony/cocktails last until 6:30, when dinner is served, then dancing begins at 8:00. Cake probably by 8:30 or 9-ish. The question is when the bus should go back. Since almost all of the guests are travelling for the wedding, we have to account for jetlag, sightseeing exhaustion, etc. and we have the venue until 2AM. Obviously we do not expect all 70 guests to stay that long, so we were thinking of having the bus make two trips back to the city.
So my question is this: If you were a guest at this wedding, would you be happy if the two return times were 10:00 PM and 12:00 AM?
Guests will be able to hire a cab, but it won't be cheap. Could be up to 50 Euro for that time of night.