Shuttling people in on charter buses

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@LeonardLady:  I would put the meeting spot address and the time that the charter bus is leaving (then leave ten minutes later). Don’t put your parents’ address because seriously many would just go straight there so they didn’t have to worry about riding the bus! 

Post # 4
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Use the address where they will meet the shuttle bus. I do suggest however, that you designate someone to remain at that site to redirect any latecomers.

That person could set up a sign that holds some printed copies of directions just before they themselves leave for the wedding.

Further to the idea of using an empty parking lot, be sure you have permission from the owner. Ther are always liability concerns etc. You’d hate for your guests to coome back and find their cars have all been towed.

Post # 5
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3711 posts
Sugar bee

I second the part about getting the owner’s approval. Even the biggest lots, like shopping centers, wouldn’t want dozens of cars parked there, for half a day, if they’re not shopping. How about an organization/club that someone in the family/bridal party belongs to, or a church? Could you just ask that your guests carpool, to minimize the number of cars that have to park? If your wedding follows rainy weather, the shuttle buses might make their fair share of ruts in the land, too.

Be careful of the logistics of providing this, how many buses you hire – which adds up $$$, etc. Getting everyone there on time, co-ordinating when people want to leave, could end up taking a lot of time, and costing some frazzled nerves. We’ve done the shuttle bus route; some wait until they have a certain number of passengers, kids are screaming to get out of there, we get there as the bus is pulling out, and then wait 30 minutes, etc. Good luck!

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