(Closed) Transportation questions

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

As of now, we are planning that the bridal party will have their own transportation via their dates or whomever. Since there is a long distance between our ceremony and reception, we are considering renting a school bus to do a pick up at the reception hall, drive to the ceremony and then bring everyone back to the reception where they would have left their cars earlier. We are weighing costs before making a final decision. The last time I was in a wedding, the wedding party met at the bride’S house and hopped in the limo to the ceremony then rode from the ceremony to the reception in the limo but there was no transportation home after the wedding. We all knew thisin advance and planned for other rides so it was fine.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are having a pseudo-destination wedding so we are providing transportation to and from for everyone. We are getting a limo that is going to transport the groom and his guys, then his mom and grandparents, and then lastly come get myself, bridesmaids, and my parents.  The limo is going to come back about 30 minutes prior to end of reception to take myself and groom to our hotel then come back for the bridal party to take them back to house! In addition to the limo, we are renting two 15-passenger vans with drivers to shuttle folks at the two hotels where we have blocks of rooms.  It’s totally worth it and we feel its the least we can do!!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t but only because our reception and ceremony were at the same location. If it wasn’t, for sure we’d be providing transportation so that we could all stay together for pictures between the two (we’d probably have gone to a pretty garden for pics or something). It’s definitely nice and appreciated to provide transportation depending on your wedding. They do need to know ahead of time so they can plan. It’s often a fun bonding experience with your bridal party! Family is usually on their own, but BP is almost always part of the party bus/limo from weddings i’ve been to, unless the transportation distance is short

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We rented a limo bus to transport the wedding party and their dates to the reception.  If you have a large wedding party, you don’t have to include the dates.  Our families will be responsible for their own transportation.

Also something to look into – the hotel we have a block of rooms reserved at has said they will shuttle guests to and from the reception if we book 10 rooms.  I’m not sure if this is common practice for hotels but if you are blocking off rooms, you could try and negotiate with them to include transportation.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It will take about 15 minutes to get to the ceremony and then another 15 to get back into town, and then about 7? minutes to the reception.  So I’m thinking about doing a bus/limo of sorts for the whole bridal party and parents just so I know that everyone is getting there on time for pictures, etc.

I’m not worrying about the guests though.  Our hotel doesn’t offer shuttle service so they’re on their own.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m still trying to decide what to do about this. I would like to encourage people to take a bus from the hotel to the ceremony/reception site just to keep so many cars off the road, but I’m a little nervous about renting a bus and having no one get on it.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

We lucked out and have a friend who owns a limo company.  That said, we’re going to try to do as much as we can for as many people as we can.  Why not?

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