- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Okay, Bees. I cannot afford to have an all day service limo for the day of the wedding and I am panicking when it comes to transportation for the bridal party (there will be a total of 10 of us).
I have 3 options as of right now, but each presents its own set of problems/challenges:
Everyone in the bridal party drives their own cars to the ceremony, to the park to take pictures, to the reception hall, then home (we’d split up into 3 or 4 cars).
I am PETRIFIED that we are going to lose each other between the ceremony and park to take pictures. The route isn’t the greatest – filled with traffic, etc. And I have this nightmare vision of half the wedding party standing in the park being ready for pictures and the other half is stuck in traffic, therefore I’m wasting the short precious hours I have with my photographer.
Also, I really want to have that “togetherness” celebration feeling after the ceremony. When I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in my friend’s wedding, the limo ride was honestly one of the best parts of the day.
We hire a “pick up/drop off” limo service, which means they’d pick us up after the ceremony, take us for pictures, take us to the reception hall, end of story. (about 3 hours of service instead of a full day).
How does everyone get TO the ceremony and HOME from the reception? I know people can leave their cars at the reception hall the night before, but then how would they get to the ceremony? And the theater where we’re getting married is in the city so there’s NO parking and NO WHERE for people to leave their cars …. unless they want towed.
We rent a 15 passenger van, pick it up the night before, use it all day Saturday, and drop it off on Sunday (this is literally hundreds of dollars cheaper than the limo options).
Problem: I have to find someone to drive it (the best man? my dad?) and I feel like asking them would be an inconvenience. Plus, it’ll just give us one more thing to do before and after the hectic day.
AND if my dad does drive, that’ll leave my mom and Future Mother-In-Law on their own, which sucks because they both have health/foot/leg problems and can’t really drive (they probably wouldn’t be able to physically climb into the van either).
And again we are presented with the issue of the bridal party getting to the ceremony and from the reception.
Can leave cars at the reception hall the night before, but can’t leave cars at theater (ceremony).
HOW did you guys handle these logistics?????