(Closed) so confused about limo/shuttles

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was just in a wedding where everyone got ready at the hotel. You would need 2 limos(not sure which size) and then I would suggest some type of car or smaller limo for yourself and Fiance. Good luck!

Post # 4
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Logistics!  What a pain, right!??!

What we did to cut down on our limo bill was in this order:

Bridal party got ready at reception club

Grooms party got ready at reception club (on another floor)

Groomsmen and Groom took limo to Church

Parents took limo to church

Bridesmaids and Bride took  limo to Church (sometimes, all the girls go then the bride and her dad go last – for me that was just not practical)

We only had one limo and it worked out fine.  BUT – we also had a small wedding party – so you still might need two limos…



Post # 6
4 posts

I am having this issue too.  I think it comes down to how important certain things are to you and how much money you are willing to spend to make it happen.  I am going to rent 3 limos for my wedding in order to avoid the fiance seeing me before we get to the venue.  It was important to me, but it is not as important to everyone.  I think getting a shuttle or bus of some sort for other guests might be nice, but I also don’t think asking them to drive themselves is too much either.

Post # 7
3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Transportation is the one thing of the entire planning process that is giving me the most angst!  I can feel your pain.  It’s just soooo expensive.  We’re all getting ready at the hotel and then doing photos BEFORE the ceremony since we don’t want to waste time and really enjoy our guests. 

Our pre-ceremony photos will be at a park which is relatively close to hotel and venue.  But I don’t want to reveal myself to FH at the hotel.  So do I get a limo for him and his peeps/family and then one for mine?  Or just one and do two trips and then two trips to the venue (about 4 miles away).

Then we need to shuttle our guests to and from because we don’t want people to drink and drive.  URGH.  So expensive.

Post # 8
3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yea. I’m confused to so I wouldn’t be much help. We’re going to sit down and figure that all out this weekend.

Post # 9
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

…an idea that I saw on “Rich Bride Poor Bride” and before that..on WB (one of the Bees did this) was a schoolbus to transfer the weddingparty/guests to the venue. If it’s a short trip it would be a cheaper way to go and the pictures turned out awesome =)

Post # 11
3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@dmp – I know…but I can seriously feel your pain.  We haven’t really done a ton of research yet but I already know it will be $.  $2000 for a bus?  Holy mamma!

Post # 13
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Why can’t you have the limo make two trips between the hotel and the venue?  It would require the one group getting there really early, but you can relax there or take extra pictures.  I am confused as to why this isn’t an option?

Post # 14
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One limo sounds like a good idea, much cheaper! I wouln’t worry about seeing him before….it will still be amazing when you walk down the aisle.

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