Post # 1
So I have *yet another* question for you ladies! I’ve been posting a lot lately!
Our ceremony and reception are going to be in the same place, so our wedding party will be driving themselves. Also, the hotel where we’ll all be staying is five minutes from the venue, so I don’t see the point in spending hundreds of dollars on a limo that will drive us 10 minutes throughout the day/night.
However, that does leave me wondering how FH and I will get from the reception back to the hotel. A limo is out for the above reason. Technically I could do a cab or something, but that would probably seem weird to our guests and not look great in pictures. My other idea was to rent a fancy car for the day, and then FH or I could drive it back to the hotel, but that means one of us wouldn’t be able to enjoy the beer/wine that we’re paying for. And, to be honest, it’s my wedding day and I’d rather be pampered and driven around!
We don’t have anyone under 21 coming, and I would hate to ask a guest to drive us anyway. I want them to enjoy the night, not give them a job to do.
Does anybody have any ideas on what to do for our “getaway”? I may have to suck it up and go with the fancy rental car idea, but I was hoping somebody could offer a better idea!
Post # 2
We used a family friends Rolls Royce Phantom and had one of our friends who offered to drive us back to the hotel after the reception so we got to be “chauffeured”. it was amazing made for fablous pictures. we were going to rent a old time car, but then our friend offered so how can you really say no? i would rent a car and ask someone to drive you. worst they can do is say no!
Post # 3
I can completely relate to your delimma. We didn’t want to do a limo for the same reasons plus it’s not really our style. We looked into renting some old cars (with a driver) but it was still very expensive. We also considered having a town car drive us and that was more reasonably priced. Have you looked into that? It would be nicer than a cab for photos but less expensive than a limo. (In our town at least.)
In the end, we decided to take a cab. The town car was still expensive (about 4x as much as a cab would be) and it wasn’t a priority for us.
Post # 4
Are you in the UK?? If so you could use a cab but a black cab, very iconic and would look fab in photos!! Sorry if that’s no help whatsoever
Post # 5
Some taxi companies have cute vintage cars that you can book.
My Dad used to love to drive brides and grooms in his vintage car -a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe with a rumble seat. It looked axactly like thi sone:
You could see if there is a local vintage car club that has someone interested in doing that.
Also check the local car clubs. See if there is anyone with a classic muscle car who you could hire to do the job. Most guys love old muscle cars. You could surprise him. Tell him you have a taxi arranged.
Post # 6
My husband and I were in a similar situation when we married (29 yrs ago, I’m a mother of a ride.). We used a pedicab – not an option for everyone but if you live in a city where they exist, it is good for this type of situation.
Post # 7
spydezra: one of my MOH’s slipped the shuttle driver $20 to drop us off at our hotel (no shuttle), which was on the way back to their hotel. We were staying 5 minutes away too.
Post # 8
We are renting a car from a local rental company, and it’ll be some kind of Lincoln or Cadillac. Just him and I will be in the car, and the wedding party will all ride together in a vehicle. We thought this would be different than just using our own cars (not as luxury!), and then we would have to pay for a limo/party bus for such a short amount of time.
Post # 9
So you’re saying the bridal party will be driving themselves home after the reception?
So even though they are over 21, they must be planning on using good judgement and being sober when it’s time to go home.
Why can’t one of them drive the rental car to the hotel with another one following? Like – the simplest solution would be the best man drive you to your hotel and his date drive their car to the hotel. If they’re staying in the hotel – done. If they’re heading home, he hops in his car at that point and heads home. However if best man’s date is palnning on getting trashed (no judging!) then maybe one of the other groomsman or someone else who was planning to drive home could take the place of the date.
Post # 10
Honestly, I’d just get a cab. But I don’t really see the point in wedding cars full stop.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
we are using my FIL’s 1973 MGB – looks just like this one
Post # 12
koi424: Thanks for the idea! It got me thinking. One of my bridesmaids doesn’t really drink at all, so maybe she would be okay with driving the other two girls (I only have three bridesmaids total) from the hotel to the venue in the afternoon, and then back at the end of the night. Of course, that idea will only work if one of the three bridesmaids doesn’t bring a date, since I wouldn’t want to leave their dates stranded. I thought about tucking in some cab money as part of their bridesmaid gifts, but I thought that might be kind of weird. Never heard of anybody else doing that.
cpick: I want to just use Uber, but the wedding will be about 45 minutes outside of DC, so they probably don’t have Uber service. I wonder if I could get the taxi company to send a nice van or something 🙂
LDay1983: That’s awesome! My Dad has an old muscle car and I soooo wish he would let us use it for the “getaway.” But unfortunately that’s not going to happen haha