Post # 1
Wondering what your take is on providing transportation from the airport? Fiance says we shouldn’t worry about it, but most of his fam is at least local to the state and will be driving. Most of my guests will be flying across the country… around 30-50 people. We are considering several venues that are about 1-1.5 hrs from a major airport, and I’m trying to decide if there is anything I can do to make this less difficult (and expensive!) for my side. That kind of distance isn’t exactly Taxi-able, and seems rough to have that many rental cars happening…
Post # 3
I think it’s nice of you to be so considerate, but if it were me as a guest, and I accepted the invite, I would rent a car just so the whole trip I wouldn’t be depending upon others.
If it were 5-10 people it would be worth it to maybe rent a van or something, but 50 is a lot, and if they have different flights/planes it would be a lot for you to plan.
Post # 4
While it;s nice to be considerate of your guests, at some point, you have to let them be the independent adults they are and let them make their own decisions. Guests in general are fully aware that it is their own responsibility to get from point a to point b and that you have other things to worry about, including expenses that they are accountable for, not you. There is no need to stress over this. Give them the information and let them do with it what they will.
Post # 5
You might also want to keep in mind that your guests, and I’m assuming here that a lot of them are probably family, will know each other and can likely coordinate amongst themselves on joint rental cars and such. But yeah, you might want to put out by word of mouth or the wedding website that coordinating carpoomight could be an option.
Post # 6
Last summer we had friends that got married in the middle of nowhere Addirondacks in NY (we live in KY). Once we added up getting to the airport early for security, flying, layover, flying, rent car to drive 3 hours to the site, we would only save 2 hours over driving the whole way and drivings a lot cheaper so that’s what we did. We ended up carpooling with friends that we picked up in Buffalo and the carpooling trip was actually one of the most fun things because we got to hang out with friends we hadn’t seen in a long time.
So moral of the story: people will figure it out. It might not hurt to keep a running list of the travel plans for people you know so that you have that available if someone calls and asks if anyone else is getting into the airport at a certain time, or something like that. But I agree with PPs that people will likely do this amongst themselves.