Post # 1
I guess I’m looking for some perspective here. Both FI and I think a limo is a frivolous expense, however both sets of parents think we’re totally crazy and that it’s basically sacrilege to drive yourself somewhere on your wedding day. My parents are paying for the vast majority of the wedding, and we’re not over budget so the money is there, it’s more about the principle of whether or not to spend it. I know if FI and I keep making our point they’ll eventually cave, but I guess I’m asking what the Bee’s opinion is on whether or not this one is worth the fight. Is the peace of mind of not having to drive + being able to ride with the whole bridal party worth the cash? FYI, the drive to the church would be maybe 5 min, but church to reception is almost 30.
Post # 3
Are you doing pictures in between the ceremony and the reception? We did, and the limo had to follow our photographers to the picture locations. I couldn’t imagine having all 8 bridal party members following each other in their own cars.
I found our limo to be very relaxing and fun. We got to hang out with our friends and have a drink or two, and not have to worry about traffic.
Post # 4
Absolutely not necessary.
That being said, if they’re wanting to pay for it anyways I don’t see a reason not to do it. If you’re paying for it and don’t want your money going towards a limo just keep saying no.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Nope, not necessary. And you don’t have to drive yourself- our photographer drove us from the hotel to the venue (Mom was going to drive us, but had to grab something from the room) and another friend drove us from the venue back to the hotel.
Post # 6
We dont feel that we need one. We will not have pictures after we leave the wedding venue. We will be driving ourselves to the larger family reception. We are both in love with our truck and are more than happy to drive that! We plan on cleaning it all up really nice! :o)
Post # 7
Definitely not necessary, but as pp said, if you do have several stops that day and it’s within budget, it wouldn’t hurt.
I wanted a limo, but everything is happening at once place, and $600 for 30 minutes worth of limo rides wasn’t a smart budget decision. However, if logistically we had to be at the hair salon, then for pictures, then at the ceremony space, then at the reception venue and they weren’t all within a five minute radius, I probably would have laid out the money.
Post # 8
Definitely not necessary, and to be honest, I don’t think limos are all that exciting any more. They were fun for proms and formals, but now that I’m older I don’t care for them any more. They seem a tad pretentious and a somewhat frivilous expense. But that is just my opinion. Others may see it differently.
It might be helpful if you have a very large wedding party, but even still – definitely not necessary.
Post # 9
I probably wouldn’t for so short a drive. I rented one because it’s going to take over an hour to get to the church/reception site, the bridemaids needed a ride there as well and my mom needed a ride and doesn’t drive. So it made sense for us for these reasons. Also my giant dress doesn’t fit in our little car with other passengers, FI could drive me if he was willing to see me before the wedding but he isn’t. So I hunted around and got a one way limo ride at a reasonable price (reasonable for a limo anyway). Hmmm I might consider a limo for the ride from the church to the reception hall in your case. You might like it and you won’t have to worry about transportation.