Shuttling with a school bus? Thoughts?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MissParrot:  I think that would be awesome! I’d love not having to worry about driving, and think it would be a fun and cute mode of transport post wedding!

Post # 5
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not picly, so I would just try to race in first for a seat at the back 😛 Since you’re a teacher I think its cute, maybe you could play it up in that way.

Post # 6
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

haha I think it’s kind of cute being that you’re a teacher! I don’t think I’d mind I’d just be happy to have a ride. When you are out of town without a car, it’s really nice to have shuttle service from the venue to your hotel

Post # 7
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

That’s exactly what we did and I’m not a teacher 🙂

My goal in getting transportation from the hotel to the venue was to keep people safe and to keep them from getting lost/stuck in Atlanta traffic. I wasn’t about to shell out the big bucks for a coach bus with a bathroom when the venue was 10 minutes from the hotel. I didn’t hear any complaints from my guest, so I think it worked out.

Post # 8
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MissParrot:  So the school bus is a great idea! However, if you are getting married in August and it’s hot in August where the wedding will be, I have to say it conjures memories of my youth being stuck in a hot bus where the windows hardly go down. If it’s a short ride, it’d be fine. If people are going to sweat and get swampy, consider a ride with air conditioning.

Do NOT step ahead of the white line while the bus is in motion, whatever you do!

Post # 9
2056 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been shuttled in a school bus at a wedding!  I think it’s great and esp cute since you’re a teacher.

Post # 10
3248 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes! Do it!

Post # 11
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I been to weddings with school busses and they are VERY uncomfortable and hot! remember they are made for little kids-so most of your grown guests, dressed in their best are going to be uncomfortable and annoyed. 

Post # 13
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it’s a great idea! My parents suggested it for me since they took one to a reception before. Out of curiosity, what are you being quoted? My wedding is also in August and the trip is about 25 minutes as well. Thanks!

Post # 14
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It’s free transportation, so I don’t understand why anyone would complain. They are dicks if they do. We are also doing a school bus shuttle because it’s cheaper. 

Post # 15
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Aside from no AC, which might not be a problem it sounds like, I’d be worried about liability.  Since there aren’t any seatbelts, what happens if (God forbid) the bus is in an accident?

Post # 16
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

We used schoolbuses in Montana and loved them. However, most guests still chose to use their cars.

One thing to note is that there is VERY LITTLE leg room in most schoolbuses as they’re designed with children’s legs in mind. Some adults will find the seats very cramped.

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