Context: FI and I are getting married in western MA on Sunday, October 4. Our guests are coming from Southeastern MA, Central MA, Southern CT, and Central CT... so, pretty spread out. We tried to pick a central location for everyone, but guests have a travel time range from between 30 minutes to 2 hours, with my family being on the farther side.
My mom approached me this past weekend regarding the rehearsal dinner, which FI and I haven't started planning yet. She requested that we select a rehearsal dinner venue in Central MA, so that she and my father/sister/grandparents don't have a long drive two days in a row (45 minutes for rehearsal, 2 hours for wedding). I think this is pretty fair, but now FI is pushing back because some family from HIS side would have a longer drive (2 hours for rehearsal, 1 hour for wedding).
I don't really know how to resolve this. I suggested that maybe we have a brunch instead of a dinner so that people have more daylight to travel, but I also want to pick a more convenient location for everyone... which I can't see happening! I'm at a loss! Any suggestions?