Post # 1
So our Church is located 3 miniutes (literally) away from our reception hall. We then plan to drive into the city (about 45 minutes away) for an after party.
However, most companies rent out their limos for 3 hour stretches. Considering our ceremony may take 45 minutes and the recetion will last about 5 hours…how should we travel from the Church to the reception hall? I don’t want to pay 3 hours for a 3 minute drive, when we really need the ride after the ceremony to drive into the city.
I’ve asked if they’ll rent us the car for one hour-no.
I’ve asked if they’ll put our time on “hold” so we can have a car pick us up after the reception-no.
Any ideas of a short-term mode of transportation that we can take? The wedding is out of state so we won’t even have our own cars.
Appreciate your suggestions.
Post # 3
Could you just rent a car? Like, not for just an hour.. for the day? They are anywhere from $30-$150 a day, but at least you know you’d have a vehicle.
Post # 4
That was our first thought too. But from the Avis/Budget website, we would get a honda or toyota for that amount. Haven’t found anything that looks wedding-esk. Which is why I thought maybe someone here knew something that was more outside of the box.
Great suggestion though.
Post # 5
@buzzingalong: Is it 3 minutes driving time? How long to walk?
Duncan and his bride and guests walked to their first reception venue. It’s like a “second line “.
Post # 6
There are car rentals available that include vintage and sports cars. Some couples also rent from a movie prop company. Some contact the local Vintage Car club and borrow/rent a Vintage car. My Dad used to love to drive brides in his 1930 Model A Ford Coupe with a rumble seat.
We have no idea where you are getting married so can’t be any more specific than that.
Post # 7
@julies1949: It’s a 3 minute drive, but the walk would be dangerous. It’s off a 2 lane highway. (I wish it was better so we could take a horse and buggy, but they also said no because of the speed of the cars)
Post # 8
@julies1949: This is great! We’re getting married just outside of Chicago. I’ll definitely look for a prop company. Thank you!
Post # 9
Do two separate reservations. One for the ceremony to reception and a different one for the reception to the city/hotel. Yeah you still need to pay the minimums, which sucks, but it may be what you have to do if there aren’t other options.