Post # 1
I have a huge problem. My venue, park (where we are taking pictures) and the hotel (where Myself and the wedding party is getting ready at) is all within a 3-4 block radius.. we can walk easily back and forth to each location. HOWEVER, i wanted to get a limo.. and have a driver on hand to just be there, waiting at the door to bring the girls to take pictures at the park (who wants to walk in high heels? or have the wind mess up there make up.. etc) and then to the venue for the ceremony, they are taking pics with the groom before the ceremony, so really the entire wedding party besides me can then have a lift back to the venue for the ceremony. I want a driver to drive me to the venue when im ready to walk down the aisle, there is no place for me to wait beforehand so i need to arrive and be there when its time.. I dont want to have to worry about driving my own car and finding a parking spot.. or worrying about someone else driving me and having to park and walk.. it just seems ridiculous and worth the money to have a driver with a nice limo that can fit everyone do it instead of hassling someone else who is a family member who wants to be apart of the wedding and not drive people around.. i think its a great idea. My fiance however thinks its the dumbest idea on the planet earth and we got into a huge argument over it. I am ready to just book the limo because i want to feel extra special on my big day and have a feeling that when it comes down to it.. the wedding party will feel the same and so will my new husband.. HELP LADIES!! SHOULD I DO IT????
Post # 2
ksodergren: If it’s within the budget, I would get the limo. You need to factor in the weather (if it rains, you will not want to walk in any type of weather), and your overall energy (maybe walking from the first stop to the second stop is okay, but after taking pictures and behing awake early, you’re not going to want to walk and be sweating everywhere). Your feet will be in enough pain as it is, don’t add any more pressure (literally and figuratively) to them!!!
If a limo isn’t in the budget, what about renting town cars/sedans?
Post # 3
why cant you just get people to drive?
My wedding venue and the house i got ready at were all within 10km so my dad just drove us to the venue.
Save the expense. Honestly its not worth it. We had no issues since the pictures after the wedding were all on the venue grounds and it probably saved me a solid $500.
Post # 4
Ooooh tough one! We are not using limos because it wasn’t important to us and we would rather put that money elsewhere. Does your budget allow for a limo? Is your fiances main argument about money? Or does he just not want to use a limo? what are the chances that you will have windy or rainy weather?
I wouldn’t book it without fiances agreememt, but i guess it depends how u guys have been making decisions for your wedding so far.
Post # 5
I wanted to forgo the limo from home to church (3 blocks!), but my mom insisted we get one. Thank god she did – it was 97 degrees on my wedding day and I would have arrived at church a hot sweaty mess. Our limos cost less than I would have guessed and were well worth it. Also, when we got to the church there were still people outside (including my DH) so I was able to wait in the limo so people didn’t see me before my grand entrance.
Post # 6
I really, really, really, REALLY wanted a limo at our wedding. For weddings I’ve been in, that ride was one of the best parts of the day. BUT it just wasn’t in our budget. I OBSESSED over this until literally the last minute – limos, vans, town cars, buses, having a family member drive, etc. OMG I was nuts. But my (now) husband and my BMs convinced me that it would be totally okay for 1 BM and 1 GM to drive their own cars that day, which is what we ended up doing (and our ceremony venue was pretty far from the picture site/reception venue). And looking back, riding in my friend’s Nissan to and from the wedding was STILL one of the best parts of the day. We talked, laughed, joked, listened to awesome music, and chilled out. I am actually glad that I didn’t spend, like, $1000 on a limo. So I don’t think it would be the end of the world (or something to obsess over) if you DON’T get a limo. If you really, really want transportation, can you guys compromise and maybe just rent a nice Lincoln or something? The rental will probably be cheaper and your groom can drive so you don’t have to pay someone. Good luck!
Post # 7
Why don’t you get a normal limo or 2 instead of an extra fancy wedding limo. You still get the chauffeur and it costs a lot less. Seems like a compromise
Post # 8
The limo would cost $352 dollars approx.. I can afford it and have no issues doing so.. just the issue of my fiance thinking its ridiculous to take a limo when the places are so close… I completely disagree. I am not going to see him before the wedding so him driving me around just wouldnt work. As far as other people driving their cars, there is still the problem of parking.. when I would need the ride.. the ceremony and all guests would have arrived by then and who knows what the parking will be like..
Post # 9
- Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay
Limo was overrated even though my hubby did something cute and asked for a red carpet to give me the red carpet treatment. Lol but really I would have been fine with a nice Lincoln or something else that’s roomy. My dress took up a lot of space though so if you have a poofy gown consider there won’t be room for you and future hubs. It was nice but not needed and I fought to not have one. But his family needed to rent a large vehicle for his disabled father and the rest of the family to travel in so they rented the limos anyways cause hubby really wanted it! So it wasn’t bad but I don’t want to know how much they spent. Lol look into your options. Maybe a trolley if available would be cute and different!
Post # 10
ksodergren: If it won’t hurt your budget, then get it!