Post # 1
We want to save money by not having a limo (or other picturesque transportation). We want to just drive normal cars like normal people. Is this too mean to the bridal party, and to our parents who’re likely to have to lend cars to the cause?
Note: Our ceremony and reception aren’t in the same place.
Post # 2
If your parents are okay with it, I can’t see why it would be a problem. I wouldn’t think it was ‘mean’ if I was in your bridal party.
Post # 3
sunflower22: The last wedding I was in, the bridal party didn’t have transportation to the venue. We all met up at someone’s house, got ready, drove one car, met with the bride and groom at the venue and that was it. Easy.
There’s no need for transportation unless you are planning on having the ceremony and banquet at 2 different locations
Post # 4
MrsPiggles: Yes, the ceremony and reception are not in the same place.
Post # 5
I don’t think transportation is needed. People can drive themselves or y’all can carpool. Doesn’t matter if the ceremony and reception are at different locations either. I’ve never been in a wedding that provided transportation for the bridal party so I don’t see it as a necessity.
Post # 6
sunflower22: We’re not having limos – tranportation will be carpooling. I don’t think it is mean at all.
Post # 8
As long as a ride is accounted for for all your bridal party members that’s fine! We didn’t want out of town guests having to rent a car because Boston driving and parking is a nightmare if you aren’t used to it (and sometimes even when you are!) so we hired a trolley to bring guests from the hotel to the ceremony and back again. Since we have time, it will make multiple trips to transport the bridal party as well. Otherwise, we probably would have carpooled as well!
Post # 9
i’m not having a limo. i can’t justify the cost. it’s not a “must have”.
Post # 10
If you have anyone that doesn’t drive or have a car make sure they know who they canrsises with, but otherwise you are fine:)
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton
I agree with everyone – not mean at all! But I think you should coordinate/plan who is driving beforehand is possible to save yourself some stress and confusion on the day of 🙂
Post # 12
We aren’t having a limo either. To be honest, the last time FI was in a wedding party and they hired a limo, he was not impressed. It was a 14 seater for a 12 person bridal party, but the 14 seats are for the skinniest people imaginable. Only a few members fit this, so it was rather crampped. We decided against a limo for this reason, as most of that wedding party will be in our wedding party.
Post # 13
Group transportation is not necessary. In fact its inconvenient sometimes when some people want to leave and other’s dont at the end of the night. As long as you clearly advise people where they nees to be and wait to gather for certain group moments likeentering the ceremony or reception sseparate cars is fine.
Post # 14
sunflower22: I’ve been in 3 weddings and never got a limo ride! haha
Post # 15
I don’t think its mean. Normal cars are perfectly adequate.
I personally don’t like limos anyways so I certainly wouldn’t be offended, they’re eyesores and not very conducive to getting in and out like a lady. If you have Uber in your area, you could always utilize their service.. If you still wanted something ‘picturesque’ and not have to worry about who’s driving.