Post # 1
I’m having a hard time figuring out the transportation for our wedding day. The wedding ceremony and reception are at the same place. We are also having our pictures taken there. The ceremony starts at 6:30 and our reception ends at midnight. I am hoping to have our stylist do our hair and makeup at the venue. Should I rent a car to take us (me and the girls) to the venue to get ready? What about my fiance? Should we also rent a car for them, or do they have to find their own way to the venue? And I would like to rent a shuttle for about 30 people for after the reception to take us to a hotel about 3 miles away from our venue. Does anyone know if I have to rent all 3 of these separately? Any recommendations (near Philadelphia) or advice? And how much do you think this will cost me? And do I have to rent cars to accommodate our parents, as well?
Post # 3
You should rent one shuttle (smaller bus) that can do multiple trips and can hold the full 30 people. You can have the shuttle take you and your girls to get dropped off first to get your hair done, then the shuttle can take the guys to come for pictures and finally the shuttle can bring all the guests. At the end of the reception it can take everyone back to the hotel. This is what I did for my wedding – we used school buses. You will have the shuttle for a period of time (7 hours) or whatever you need. I am not in the Philly area so I don’t know the price.
Post # 4
Great idea! All of the cars I’ve researched so far seem to be really expensive. I’m not sure how many hours I’ll need transportation for because I’ll probably have to get to the venue at least by 3 but even earlier if we have our hair and makeup done there. I wonder if just renting one car and making sure cabs are available for afterwards would be cheaper?
Post # 5
I’m not sure how much it was, but I was just a bridesmaid in my best friends wedding in Philly last weekend, and they rented a trolley. It was really awesome. It picked up the whole bridal party from the hotel block and then stayed throughout the reception to drive guests back if they were all partied out. Having the trolley at the end of the night was great for people worrying about drinking and driving, which then became a nonissue. I believe the trolley was from Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours if you’re interested. 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for the suggestiob! I’ll check them out!
Post # 7
I know you posted this a while ago, but are you getting married in the city or suburbs? I am getting married in Chester County and have a list of local shuttle services that my hotel gave me, they may work in Philly as well. If you would like it, let me know!