Post # 1
I am sitting here pricing limos and am thinking this is stupid. I am looking at anywhere from $800-$1500 to take the us and the bridal party from the church to the reception, and then my FI and I to our hotel.
Is it really worth it????
Post # 3
I think for you it might be worth it because you are going to different places where my ceremony, reception and honeymoon suite are all in the same building, I am not wasting the money to take us from my house to the Club. I have to say though even if I were being transported between I might not get a limo as I would want that extra money for my honeymoon or another part of the wedding.
Post # 4
We decided it wasn’t worth it for us. It was about a 1/4 mile from the hotel to church, then 15 minutes to the reception. All of our wedding party members had cars, so we just asked everyone if they were ok with driving themselves. Of course everyone was. Looking back, I think that we 100% made the right decision. Think about everything else you can do with that $800—we used ours for an extra 2 hours of photography.
Post # 5
We are not sure, we are concerned with cost as well. We’ve also discussed renting a white Escalade or Navigator from a rental car agency… it’s only $100 bucks for the day — just deciding on a who would drive (that doesn’t drink!) : )
Post # 6
Have you seen limos.com? We booked a standard 30-pax minibus and a towncar for $700. I want my WP all together and in one place at the same time during the day and fear waiting for a straggler will cause stress on our timeline if we didn’t arrange for their transportation…
Post # 7
For FI and I we decided that fee wasnt worth it. We couldnt justify spending 750+ dollars for 2 hours of riding which we will mostly not even be using that much time but thats the minimum… We just decided to us its not worth it, but some people love it!
Post # 8
We couldn’t justify paying the money they wanted when we all have vehicles. We are going to drive our truck and then we are asking the wedding party to carpool. Girls together, boys together. Then after the reception everyone can take cabs to the hotels.
Even if we give them a bit of gas & cab money it will still be cheap.
Post # 9
My FI and I have 4 cars btwn us. We’ll be using one of our cars or rent for the day.
Post # 10
It wasn’t worth it for us personally. Too much work to cordinate where to leave cars & pick them up so our bridal party could ride in the limo and we liked the idea of getting our car decorated with “just married” decor for our ride home! : )
Post # 11
I rented a fancy white Cadillac for the weekend. I picked it up Friday afternoon and returned it Monday morning at the airport. It worked out for us, but if we’d had a huge bridal party we might have gotten a limo.
Post # 12
We’re justifying it simply by the fact that this way we’ll have the bridal party all together already so there’s no chance someone will be late for the church or missing when we need to do photos.
Post # 13
It was really worth it to me. I struggled with the same issue but ended up finding a great deal, mainly because I wasn’t picky. I would have rented a u-haul to transport us all if I could. We had limited time to take pictures and then get to the reception so I wanted to make sure none of the bridal party wandered. It worked out great.
Post # 14
If you can afford it. There’s a part of it that’s a status symbol (is *any* really expensive car actually “worth it?”) and for FI and I, when will we, for the rest of our lives, get to sit in a hummer limo with all of our closest friends? And have awesome pictures of it?
Post # 15
I think it depends on if you’ve got room in the budget for it… and how spread apart your ceremony/picture/reception locations are and how much you trust your bridal party.
Talk it over with FI and see what’s best for you… I’d say maybe half the weddings I’ve done that had their ceremony elsewhere from the reception rented limos or classic cars of some sort.
Post # 16
To me, its a waste of money. Sure I would love some kind of fancy way of transportation, but I’d also prefer to use the money some where else.