Post # 1
I’m interested to hear what some of you creative brides have done for transportation of yourselves and your wedding party to the ceremony site, from there to the reception, getaway vehicles etc. I really hate the look of limos, and would prefer not to use one. Also, it will likely be prom weekend for any number of the 10 local high schools where I’ll be getting married and wouldn’t like to compete with prom queens for a ride. My town has virtually zero public transportation. My uncle has a 1933 Ford Roadster that’s pretty spiffy, but it can seat 4 and while he’d be happy to drive me somewhere, there’s no way he’s handing over keys. How did you handle the issue? Should I just buck up and rent a limo early? Also, do wedding party dates come along? Boys in one girls in another? Everybody take their own car? I’m sure there are great ideas out there, I just haven’t heard of them yet.
Post # 3
I am letting everybody drive themselves. This is just one of those things that I think I don’t have to deal with. Apparently my mom and sister disagree and have been talking limos. I don’t actually care as long as I don’t have to make the arrangements! Maybe after I get invitations out I will have an extra couple of brain cells to devote to the issue.
Post # 4
after much thought, we’re not doing limos for a number of reasons: 1) really expensive and we need it for 15 minutes, 2) it got really political who was and who wasn’t in the limo (like everything else wedding-related!), and 3) my parents really wanted "alone time" with me before the wedding.
i think limos are probably one of those things that are a "nice to have," but not a must have. for me, it created more headaches than it was worth.
Post # 5
Bridal party dates/guests are definitely not required to join you in the limo ride. After the wedding, the bridal party needs to find their own way home anyway so most weddings I’ve been a BM for, my date has driven himself to the ceremony/reception, and then drove me home afterwards.
For you and your hubby, it would be nice to not worry about how you’re getting from point A to B to C, so a limo is convenient, especially after the wedding when you’re tired and probably a little tipsy. It’s kind of anti-climatic to climb into your own car in your nice wedding gown!
If your uncle is willing to be your chaffeur, do it! Maybe you can just have him drive you and hubby to the reception from the ceremony, so you can make an entrance. Or see if the local limo comapnies offer anything more interesting than a limo. The bridal party can fend for themselves, unless you want your girls to be with you.
Limo companies offer one-way pick-up and drop-off trips, so you can then book a pick-up at home to the ceremony. Then have them pick you up at the reception to take you to home or the hotel. It’ll be less expensive than paying the hourly rate to have them sit there the entire time. Good luck!
Post # 6
I’m using a limo (found a cheap one!$250 but the limo is 5 years old LOL) to drive me and my bridemaids and my father to the church. He will then drive me and my new husband to the reception, and any other place we want to stop on the way. I think we have him for like 4 hours, but we won’t need him that long. Not going to keep him hanging around for the 2 mile drive to the hotel. Oh well… Everyone else is on thier own. We are planning on figuring out how everybody else will get around at the rehearsal dinner.