Post # 1
Our reception venue(non hotel) is only 4 blocks away from the hotel where we’re having our room block and also where me and my bridesmaids and he and his groomsmen will be getting ready. Do you think we should still pay to get a limo for such a short distance?
for reference, it will cost us about $400-$500 for a minimum 3-4 hour time block
Post # 4
@Mrs. Meowerson: thank you, my inclination is no as well
Post # 5
If there’s a direct, clean path (like a side walk and not too much foot traffic), I would say no too. Plus, I know one of the bees talked about how great it was to walk the few blocks from the ceremony to the reception or picture sites b/c random people were congratulating them
Post # 6
honestly, grab a pair of cheap flats you dont care about losing, or charge one of your bridesmaids with handling them throughout the night, and just bring your shoes. not a biggie.
Post # 7
Definitely not worth it – spend the money somewhere else!
Post # 8
No way! Walk (if you aren’t too exhausted), check to see if the hotel offers a shuttle, or just get a reliable friend/family member to drive you. DEFINITELY save the $$!
Post # 9
@MUI831: “If there’s a direct, clean path (like a side walk and not too much foot traffic), I would say no too. Plus, I know one of the bees talked about how great it was to walk the few blocks from the ceremony to the reception or picture sites b/c random people were congratulating them”
well the answer is kinda tricky, it will be a saturday, so typically this area will be bustling with walkers and shoppers.
the other thing is that it will be August. think HOT. Upper 90’s at least:(
so we were thinking that some of the ppl in the bridal party drive? or perhaps cab?
Post # 10
I would put the money elsewhere. If you are concerned about weather, maybe get cute little umbrellas or parasols to deflect the sun? I love seeing bridal parties out and I think it creates such a cool photo opportunity.
I agree with PP and bring flat shoes!
You could always leave it up to the bridal party and let them drive or cab it on their own. Still saves the money!
Post # 11
I’m having this same debate! Ours is more like 3/4 of a mile so I don’t really want to hike it through a college town in my dress but I don’t want to spend a few hundred for a 4 min ride. However I also don’t want to get in a stinky yellow cab, not much of an exit. We have thought if we go limo we will just have the limo go back and forth to the venue for the time min and shuttle guests around.
ETA: we also don’t want to have anyone drive because we just don’t want to worry about drinking with us or the wedding party
Post # 12
I generally think limos are a waste of money regardless of distance, but especially in this case I wouldn’t bother. Walk, take a cab, get someone to drive, etc.
Post # 13
Our reception was half an hour away. We didn’t get a limo. Just had my little sister drive us around.
She loooooved it. Though I told her to stop at Starbucks on the way, and she thought I was kidding and didn’t. That would have been way fun – to show up at Starbucks in my wedding dress.
Post # 14
what about a town car? Cleaner than a cab, cheaper than a limo! and you’ll have AC. If you are staying in a hotel, they could probably even get it for you.
Post # 15
I honestly wish I was getting married in NYC because I’d take a cab. It would be a luxury for me because I take the stinkin’ train all the time. I am not inclined to get a limo. I don’t want one. Maybe the FI will but for now, no way. I’m hopping in my mum’s minivan!
Post # 16
Yeah, my ceremony is like 3 blocks from the reception location… we will be walking as well as my guests. My sister/MOH thought it was inconsiderate but its seems dumb to organize transportation for such a short distance esp in Boston with a TON of traffic an narrow roads. If people have an issue walking they can always take cab.