Post # 1
We visited our venue for the second time today, this time bringing my mother who obviously had a few of her own views which was fine. One thing she did say was “i’ll have to figure out how i’m getting home”. She doesn’t drive but as my mother, sister (MOH) and i are getting there in my late dad’s car with my sister driving i assumed they would just drive back in the same car.
So herein lies my issue, the bride and groom would go before the guests go so how do we leave? My FI is driving his sports car there but will obviously have had drinks so wont be driving it back. Do we hire a car or do we take my dads car home?? If we did then how would my mum and sister get home, by taxi?
I know this would have been easier if we were arriving by limo or something but we can’t afford it plus i don’t want that either.
What were other people’s modes of transport?
Post # 3
Our hotel was walking distance from our venue so we just walked to the hotel. I’ve never met someone who didn’t drive! I think she should just ride with a family member. It shouldn’t be your responsibility to work out a ride for someone who can’t drive. That’s on her. She seems like she’s being pretty passive aggressive about it, too, which isn’t cool.
Post # 4
You could leave your FI’s car at the venue (if possible) and get a taxi. This leaves your dad’s car for your sister to drive. However, won’t she want to drink too?
It might be a lot easier if you get a taxi both ways (in with your MOH and mother, back for you and your DH) with a second taxi ordered to take your MOH and mother home. That means nobody has to drive your dad’s car or worry about drinking and everyone gets home.
I know plenty of people who don’t drive – in England you don’t necessarily need a car – and while I’d normally suggest that lifts are quite easy to arrange, if might be easier to sort your mother’s transport home rather than have her worrying you about it on your wedding day.
Post # 5
@mishy: DH drove us from the venue to the honeymoon suite (and then on to our honeymoon the next day), but in my case DH rarely drinks so that was easy.
I’m a bit confused – if you and DH can’t take his sports car due to drinking, then obviously you can’t take your dad’s car either. Or is there something I’m missing?
So I suggest either taking a taxi, or have a trusted friend take you.