Post # 1
I’m frustrated with finding a limo for an acceptable price. I can’t get a quote for less than $450–and that doesn’t even include taking us to the hotel at the end of the night. I hate paying that much for something I don’t even care about, for convenience. I don’t care about the elegance or class of a limo, for me it’s all about just getting the people where they need to be on time. I even looked into renting a 12-passenger van for the day, but I can’t find any available.
Is it ok to make the wedding party drive places themselves? My dress isn’t super poofy so I might be ok in the backseat of a car. The only issue is that I know it will really stress me out if people are late. For that reason, I’m willing to pay for the convenience of having everyone all in one vehicle, but I’m not willing to pay extra for the class and elegance and chauffer. We do have several out-of-town wedding party members and our reception location is hard to find (not that it’s a guarantee the chauffer can find it either).
Post # 3
I completely think it is okay to make the wedding party drive themselves places! We aren’t providing transportation for our party either. Plus, I’ve never been provided transportation for any wedding where I’ve been a member of the wedding party.
I would never go to any event and expect someone else to transport me (even if coming from out of town).
Post # 4
we’re not having a limo or anything. i’m not paying for people to get over there – everyone lives in separate places/different hotels so they’ll have to find their own way home too.
granted our venue is all at the same location and we’re getting ready 5 mins away. don’t stress about it if its not important to you!
Post # 5
We’re not having a limo either. We’re actually borrowing a cool vintage truck, and the wedding party will ride in the back. If you want to provide transportation for your wedding party, there are definitely less expensive ways to do it than a limo, and unless you have your heart set on it, I don’t think anybody will notice or care.
Post # 6
It depends on how big your party is. And, it does make it TONS easier to have everyone together.
I’d suggest exploring other options, i.e. school bus, other buses, and maybe post to Craigslist.
Post # 7
I don’t think that you are required to have a limo, but I do think you need to arrange some sort of transportation for them. They shouldn’t be expected to drive themselves, especially if you are going to freak out if they are late. At the very least I would organize car pools with meeting times and provide exact directions to those who are driving. I’m in a wedding here in Nashville in a few weeks and we are all travelling in a trolley that the bride rented. You could look into that option.
Post # 8
We’re not having a limo. My Maid/Matron of Honor is driving from the hotel to the ceremony. My husband and I will drive in his car to the reception. It just seemed to me to be an added expense that really didn’t add anything specific to the actual wedding itself. I don’t care how I get there as long as I’m there.