Post # 1
Any bees that are skipping the limo to transport from the “staging area” where you are getting ready to the ceremony/reception? I’d love to save the money, but can’t figure out how else to get there?? Certainly can’t drive myself!
Post # 3
My Maid of honour drive me in my car that I had cleaned thoroughly for the day
Post # 4
we are staying at the hotel where we are having the ceremony so that wont be a problem… however we need transportation to the picture taking site and reception and back to the hotel and will most likely have FBIL or FI drive..
Post # 5
I’m working on this too. We are planning to rent transportation to get from the church to the reception but most of our wedding party is coming from out of town so we’re looking at a network of carpooling (and maybe taxis) to get them to the church to get ready and back to their hotels from the reception. If you need a bigger car than anyone has available you can look into renting a suv or van for the day and designating a driver. It’s not terribly fancy but it’s a lot cheaper then paying for the limo to sit around for a couple hours.
Post # 6
We are having ours at a bed & breakfast, where we will be staying 3 nights [1 night prior, 1 night after] – so it’s in the same area. However, we are going to rent a nice convertable for our honeymoon/next day getaway pictures. For 13 days its only like $400 in our area!
Post # 7
Why can’t you drive yourself? Or have a bridesmaid drive you, and then you and your husband leave together?
We did a first look, so we went together. We didn’t need to drive – the venue was down the street from our hotel, but if we had needed to drive, he would have driven us.
Post # 8
We borrowed cars. We found friends who had two reasonably similar white cars. We decorated them with ribbons and tulle and viola, there were our “limos”! (I got ready at home so I was rode the “limo” in my wedding dress). The car owners (who were also guests) were our chaffeurs.
Post # 9
@crayfish: We are getting ready in different locations. We will be doing a first look but not til we get to the venue.
I suppose I don’t need to have a limo for the entire day, just transport from the hotel to the venue.
The interesting thing about our venue though is the ceremony is kind of on the back lawn of the house/structure. Other weddings I have seen there have the limo pull right up to the back of the lawn, you get out, walk down the aisle, limo drives away. If we did this, the limo could be done and I could leave with my new hubby, since he will have his car. Since everyone would see the car, it would be tough to just roll up in a Nissan LOL
Post # 10
We actually rented a car and driver one way for me and my parents. The bridesmaids and groomsmen drove themselves. After the ceremony, his folks drove my folks to the reception, and my husband and I arrived at the reception in our own car (which I thought was rather sweet and meaningful).
Post # 11
@village_skeptic: I like this plan. Very sweet 🙂
Post # 12
wedding party drove themselves.
i started getting ready at home and my mom and i drove to the church together, where i finished getting ready.
my husband and i drove to the reception together in a car we borrowed from a friend.
traditionally, the bride and groom shouldn’t drive themselves. i believe it’s usually the best man who drives them if they don’t have a limo or anything.
Post # 13
I live in a one horse town, so no limos here! Or within 50 miles for that matter. Everyone’s driving themselves, excpet for out-of-town guests. We can carpool!
Post # 14
Limos weren’t important to us. Husband drove himself (we had no bridal party, so no best man), and my parents drove me. My husband drove us both home afterwards.
Post # 15
I am working on this too.
I really wanted a limo but it’s not going to fit into the budget so I was kind of panicking. Thankfully my lovely BMs came to my rescue and said it would be no problem for everyone to drive themselves (to/from the getting ready location, ceremony venue, reception, then home).
We will probably pick 1 BM and 1 GM to drive since our bridal party has 10 people in it.
Another BM is going to see if she could rent her church’s van for a few hundred dollars since that’s all I can afford.
I’ve also considered calling around to see how much it’d cost to RENT a 10 seater van and just asking a close family friend to drive.
Where I live public transportation is practically non-existant so ….. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this goes off without a hitch.
Post # 16
I just drove myself. Everyone did. My husband caught a ride with his best man, so we took my car after the reception. No one said or thought a thing.