(Closed) transportation to and from reception

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Are you taking a limo (or other rented vehicle with driver) home/to a hotel from the reception?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    33 %
    No : (14 votes)
    52 %
    Other: explained below : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Our deal is slightly complicated. FI and I are going to the venue at different times so I’m going over earlier with my BMs in the limo to take some pictures before, then the limo is going back and getting FI and the GMs to bring them to the venue. then we’re done with the limo. We have a bus to take guests to the venue and back and we’ll be either riding the bus back with everyone or getting a ride from my parents.

    Post # 4
    Member
    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Nope, no limo since we don’t want to pay the price they charge.  Our ceremony and reception are at the same place too so that helps.  Actually, I will be driving us home to the hotel after the reception because it works out better.  FH has a CDL for his work and cannot even have one drink without going over their low rate of .04 for intoxication and could lose his job if were suspected of being over .04.  Plus we are getting married on over Labor Day weekend, which equals checkpoints, so we aren’t taking the chance. 

    While I don’t think it’s tradition I think some people do it because they want the limo ride—but a lot of girls I know are nixing the expense.

    Post # 5
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re walking! Our hotel is literally one block from our venue, so renting transportation seemed kind of pointless!

    Post # 6
    Member
    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ohh, transportation. I’m taking a limo with my parents and sister (MOH) to the ceremony from the reception site which is an Inn where we’re staying/getting ready. This limo will then take the wedding party from the ceremony to the reception. FI’s family also wanted a limo to get from ceremony to reception. Finally FI and I will drive in a friend’s convertable from ceremony to reception and reception to after party so we didn’t have to pay for another limo.

    It’s pricey and we’d glady get rid of the first limo but parking is horrible by the chapel and most the wedding party is from OOT w/o cars, etc. We were pressured to have a bus by the venue but we assured them everyone is an adult and can follow the directions we provide!

    Post # 7
    Member
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We didnt want to pay the extra cost to go like 1/2 a mile.  So my brother drove us.  Honestly it was like 12:30am and we were so tired I didnt care how I got to the hotel as long as I got there 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We did not have a limo or other rented car to get DH and I to the ceremony/reception (they were in the same location).  We got to the venue at different times and were coming from different locations, so our attendants drove each of us to the venue in their cars. 

    We provided a bus from the hotel to venue, so we took that back to the hotel at the end of the night.

    Post # 9
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    1820 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am with Ms.Terrapin – we are providing shuttle service to and from the venue for our guests, so FH and I will just hop on a shuttle at the end of the night!  We will drive to the venue with our parents (all in one car) and then just leave the car at the venue that night.

    Post # 10
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We’ll be getting to the venue separately so I assume FI will drive himself in his car and I’ll ride with my parents or one of my BMs. Afterwards we’ll take his car to the hotel. This works for us because

    1) we’re cheap

    2) it is winter… there will not be end of the night driving away photos

    3) FI doesn’t drink so he’ll be just fine to drive the 1 mile to the hotel

    4) FI has a nice car anyways

     

    🙂

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