Post # 1
So background information, someone who said they could contribute $2000 to the wedding budget has now said that they can only contribute $500….therefore since some contracts have already been signed, that money will still have to be paid and since we haven’t made any decisions regarding the transportation…I’m trying to look for a place to save some money!
So, my question is….how important really is transportation? Our wedding ceremony is taking place at a church and then our reception is about 5 miles away. Should we really splurge and do the limo or something else or would it be fine to just caravan in a few cars to the ceremony and back??
Any insight/thoughts appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
It’s not even a factor to me, but my ceremony and reception are in the same place, and the hotel we are blocking is within walking distance.
Post # 4
Personally, I think that since the ceremony and reception are in different locations, you should provide transportation for the bridal party.
Post # 5
No one really gets to see the limo other then the bridal party. I dont think its important, im not having one. I plan on going to the wedding venue in my fiances aunt charger, and leaving the reception in our subaru!
Post # 6
I think the last option is nice. I dont think it’s a necessity though. If you want to save, you can cut transportation entirely and work out who can travel with whom day of. If that will be a nightmare, then the last option is the way to go.
This is what I am doing: we rented a bus for the day that will transport a few guests to the ceremony and then come back to pick up the bridal party (most of the guys all have their own cars and can o on their own). After the ceremony, said transporation will bring guests to reception, fi and I will go in his car. Our house to the ceremony is like 10 minutes away and the ceremony and reception are 4 minutes apart.
Post # 7
i think it’d be nice, but personally i’m not sure if it’s worth the $. unfortunately i’m getting married during prom season and the limo companies have an 8 hour minimum 🙁
not sure how i’m going to fit my dress in a normal car (not that my dress is huge) tho so i havent decided what to do. for some reason this is one thing i’m having a huge problem trying to figure out
Post # 8
They’re adults, they can figure out how to get from point A to point B especially since it is so close.
Post # 10
5 miles is nothing you are going to pay money for someone to drive you for what 15 minutes. WASTE OF MONEY!! Maybe get someone to drive you and hubby there you can even rent a nice car that day for like 50 bucks maybe 100 but your bridal party can take care of themselves. Plus then people can go at their own pace. I always like the freedom of being able to run to the gas station and grab a candy bar inbetween because I am hungry and tend not to like wedding food. If you have a lot of out of town bridal party members get friends to give them a ride.
Post # 11
Thanks bees for all of your responses!
I think the plan we will do if the budget will allow will be to have all of the groomsmen find their own way to the chapel, but then have a limo or something for all of the girls and my mom. Then, the future hubs and I will use that to get back to the reception and the girls can ride with their dates back to the reception.
However, if the budget really won’t allow….then I liked what someone said above about renting a car for the day of for like $50 or $100 and other than that having everyone find a ride from the ceremony to the reception.
Thanks bees….y’all are the best!