(Closed) Transportation Question

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We just drove ourselves and carpooled.  At the end of the night we drove his vehicle to the hotel and my sister took mine.  No hired transportation – saved money and planning.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

if you drove the bridal party, would their SO’s be there with them? if not, they can drive themselves there and your bridal party can drive home with their dates.  If not, then maybe have a bus take everybody back. 

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have a similar situation (although ceremony and reception are not in the same place)

Limos rent out for three hours usually and it would have been insanely expensive to keep the limo from around 3pm to midnight.

We’re getting a HUGE limo for the wedding party to get to the ceremony and then to the reception.  (Hummer limo — seats like 20 ppl I believe) We’re also getting a smaller limo to transport parents/grandparents to ceremony and reception.

I too was worried about getting everyone back to the hotel at the end of the night.  My family has a lot of big drinkers and even locals are staying over in the hotel so they can have lots of fun.  We decided to get a trolley back to the hotel at the end of the night.   It’s costing less than the limo and I think it will be lots of fun

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh, and I meant to add that I’ve heard lots of people using school busses to get people back to the hotel.  Cheap and fits a lot of people.

Post # 7
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Newbee

Our ceremony and venue are in the same place so we have transportation to take the bridal party to the venue (and then their significant others or friends will take them home) and we will either have a family member take us to our hotel or we will call a cab.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Jaylii, I figure my friends and family are going to drink like fish anyway.  And I’d rather have provided transportation than to have them all standing out front of the country club, calling cabs, trying to get people to pick them up, or godforbid getting in the car when they probably shouldn’t be driving.  There’s going to be zero people at the wedding that won’t be drinking ;o)

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yes, schoolbuses are great! We are getting one to the tune of $35/hour plus $1+ per mile…basically, less than $300 for more than six hours!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My hotel actually provides a free shuttle. It doesn’t hold too many guests, but it’s enough for the main people and then the remainder can carpool. It might be worth a call to your hotel.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Check with the limo people- one of the places I’ve looked at will split the time- drive around after ceremony for more pics and then pick us up at the end of the night.  I second the check with the hotel as many of them have free shuttles.  I’m getting married in a downtown area, so the hotel would also be within walking distance.  I’m guessing most of the wedding party would have some other way to get back at the end of the night.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If you can afford to get a party bus for 6 hours, I say go for it.  No excuse for people being late to your wedding.  However, if this is going to push you over your budget, I say car pool and get a limo to take you and your FH back to the hotel after the reception. 

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