Post # 1
We have decided not to get a limo for budget reason, our church/photo location/venue are in such close proximity that it just isn’t worth the cost.
Just wondering what others did to get from one place to another? I am thinking about driving to the church with my parents and sister in our family car, just like we are on our way out for dinner or to visit grandma or whatever, because I think it is sweet, our (likely) last ride in the car just us 4. The bridal party can fend for themselves, but then what about after we are married? The only other thing I can think of is to have my groom drive the 2 of us, then grab a taxi (!?) back to the hotel???
LOL any other suggestions???
Post # 4
We’re renting a party bus, the groom & groomsmen will hitch a ride on that, and then we have a limo to take us home at the end of the night, the party bus will take our guests to their hotel at the end of the night.
Post # 5
We had everything at the same location, but BIL and SIL had someone drive a big SUV and everyone else either drove their own cars or walked to the reception venue.
Post # 6
My mom drove me to get my hair done, nails and to the venue. My husband went to my parents house and dropped off his car and we drove this to the reception and then home. Borrowed from my mom, then drove it back to their house the next day and got his car.
Post # 7
@Pink Asawa: We didn’t get a limo for the same reasons. I ended up riding with my mom and sister in the back seat on the way to the chapel in my mom’s suv. Other bridesmaids and their dates rode together to get to the chapel. All of the groomsmen piled into a vehichle to get to the chapel. Then, when it came time to leave…I thought my husband had driven himself, but he hadn’t! Needless to say I rode back to the reception with him and the other groomsmen haha…definitely memorable.
I thought it was fine not having a limo. I would just make sure that you have arrangements for you and your hubby to get to the reception so you don’t have to ride with all of the guys! 🙂
Post # 8
@Pink Asawa: we didn’t feel it necessary to rent a limo either. we were only going to one location for pics, ceremony and reception.
we were very lucky. my mother and stepfather own an old 1937 car. it’s all original and still runs perfectly. they offered to pick us up and they even stayed the entire night so that they could drive us back to the hotel at 2am.
an option for you may be to check into a car service. they are similar to a taxi, but are usually very nice dark coloured vehicles with no signage and the drivers wear shirts and ties. you pay a certain amount depending on the mileage. i would find out how much it would cost just to drive you there and just come back when it’s time to go home. there is no reason why you should pay for a car while you are eating dinner and dancing.
Post # 9
We drove in our normal car to take our portraits (the two of us plus photog). We didn’t have a bridal party, so no need to schlep anyone around. We also had our ceremony and reception in the same place so that nobody would have to travel. Family portraits were taken overlooking the ocean across the street from the venue.
Post # 10
@mypinkshoes: A car service is an idea to check out, I don’t want to spend too much money but also want to have some plan in place so we aren’t stranded/squishing in a random guest’s vehicle haha!!
Post # 11
I’ve been thinking about this too. We’re getting married in Sweden where limos are not custom, and I wouldn’t want one – but we still need to come up with a solution. Dad would probably want to drive my two bridesmaids and me to church, but to be honest… if the weather is nice I think I want to walk. Hiking is one of the things I love most, so it would feel very ME if I did. Not sure how well dad would take that suggestion though, so so far I’m staying quiet about it. 🙂
Post # 12
@eocenia: Depending on the weather and how far of a walk I think that would be a really peacful moment for you before saying I Do!
Post # 13
@Pink Asawa: It’s a 14 min walk according to Google maps (just checked), so TOTALLY doable. I’ve walked much longer than that in high heels! 🙂 Think it would be a great way to clear my head a little, and get less fidgety.
As for you, I really like the family in car option!
Post # 14
Well this got my creative juices flowing, thank you 🙂 We also were back and forth on the limo issue cause of the cost and with the way things are set up we aren’t going to be seen in it anyways. So here’s what I just came up with and got all worked out. We will rent an suv(we don’t have one) that will fit us and our wedding party and where we live we have a program called DD where they will come and pick you and your vehicle up and take you wherever you need to go. Or hopefully find someone that we know that would be willing to drive us back to our hotel. It’s much cheaper than a limo but still allows our wedding part to be together in between for pictures and such. Hopefully something like that could work for you as well 🙂