(Closed) transportation question

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: is transportation for the bridal party necessary if the ceremony and reception are at the same place
    yes : (7 votes)
    29 %
    no : (17 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think you should provide some sort of transportation if you are all staying at the same hotel and you’re serving alcohol at the wedding.  My ceremony and reception were in the same location and our hotel was less than a mile away but we rented a limo to shuttle people to and from the hotel.  Now it wasn’t entirely in our budget and we got it really cheap but if we hadn’t, we were going to contact a taxi company and see how much they would have charged for probably 10 trips or less back and forth between the venue and hotel (but again that was less than a mile distance).  We also had discussed hiring one of my cousin’s teenage friends to act as a shuttle driver and rent a van or use one of our SUVs.  Our concern was just making sure everyone got to the hotel safely since we were having an open bar, I really didn’t want anyone drunk driving because it was such a short distance or they didn’t want to spend 5 bucks on a cab.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3183 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The only time that I’ve had transportation as part of the bridal party was going from the ceremony to reception, so I don’t think it’s necessary. 

    Where are you thinking about having transportation?  I’m assuming everyone is coming from and going to different places and that group transportation wouldn’t really work. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    7878 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Transportation is never “necessary”. Transportation is for the bride if she wants it, and when she does she usually transports the bridesmaids as well. But that’s all just for show anyway.

    Usually what happens is this: BMs get themselves to the bride’s house, limo (or some other fancy or not so fancy car) transports them to the ceremony and later the reception, and then the limos depart. After the reception the BMs (like everyone else) are responsible for getting themselves home. From your BMs’ point of view, how is it any different if at the start of the day they need to get themselves to the venue, instead of your house?

    So no, you do not need to provide them transportation.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you want to, you certainly may.  It is a nice gesture to have a safe ride home for everyone after the wedding, but we’re all adults and can assign a DD.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1832 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    You do not have to offer transportation at all, its up to you guys. My ceremony and reception are all being held at the same venue, my hotel wedding room block is less than 2 miles from venue. We are offering a shuttle service to all of our wedding guests staying at the hotel. The shuttle will take the guests staying at the hotel to the venue and back at the end of the evening. We are also having an after party at the hotels bar lounge, my wedding reception is over at 9 in the evening. My fiance and I will also be using the same shuttle service for our transportation, we choose this over a limo for just him and I, if its good enough for my guests its good enough for us. We went with a company that shuttles people to the airport normally. Renting a 14 passenger van, not the limo type, just regular old van for 7 hours at a cost of $345! We have decided to add on 2 more hours so this rate will change.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2694 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It’s not necessary and in your case, not needed. 

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