Transportation Help Needed!

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm, that’s tricky. You can certainly call around but I think the price per hour probably goes up if it’s only for an hour or two.

We did something similar – first look and family pictures at the cermeony site and then went to a park for bridal party and couples pictures – but we just drove. We had a smallish party, so we were able to get away with just two cars – one of my bridesmaids was breastfeeding, so she wasn’t drinking much and she has a giant SUV, so we piled 6 of us in her car (with me in the front passenger seat) and everyone else piled into one of the groomsmen’s car. Do you have anyone in the bridal party that you think won’t want to drink that morning? The unsung benefits of having prenant/breastfeeding bridesmaids! 

Post # 4
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1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

HoneyBee827:  I cannot comment on the cost, because I am not sure average prices in your region.  I am in the Midwest, and rented a 20-person limo bus for 7.5 hours, and paid (including tip) approximately $1400, so yes, I would hope you could get something for under $500.

With that said, I am not sure a standard limo company in your area would not require a ‘minimum’ amount of hours, which would probably be around 4 hours (ish?!).  However, if you research individuals that may do ‘side work’ in transportation, you would probably have better luck. (I have a friend whom has a 14-person bus, and is a licensed driver, etc, and does weekend work outside of his FT job for extra money.  He does not require a minimum!)

If you run into issue, then maybe consider using a limo to meet the minimum?!  Perhaps have them pick up the girls, drop them off for the ceremony, wait, and then take everyone for pictures.  I think transport is a great idea, and was one of the most fun moments of the day for my bridal party and us.  We drank on it, we danced on it, we took pictures, and had a ball!!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

HoneyBee827:  I suggest you phone vendors in your area. None of us can tell you what the rates or availability are in your town.

If your wedding is not on a busy day, there may be a limo company who would want your business even if it’s only for a few hours.

You could also try phoning private schools, senior citizens homes or Christian schools to see if they hire out their bus. They often have a smaller 15 seat bus.

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