Wedding transportation related questions!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

crackktheskyy:  We’re probably not.

We will be using a limo to bring me and the bridal party to the church, and then to bring my then brand new husband and I to the reception. The wedding party and groomsmen will have to arrange their own transportation.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

crackktheskyy:  I think that the SO’s of the WP should be fine traveling with the rest of the guests of the wedding and enjoying the cocktail hour. Last year, I went to my now-fiance’s brother’s wedding with my now-fiance, who was in the wedding. Since we’d only been together for about 8 months at that time, it wasn’t expected for me to be in any family or wedding photos, so I hitched a ride over to the reception and mingled with people I’d only met the night before.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

We married and had our reception all in the same room. Seeing that transport was unnecessary, we just had a sedan take us from the venue to a hotel at the end of the night — for $100, including gratuity.  So, it was just the two of us. Our parents drove us to the venue.

No, dates typically don’t travel in the limo with the wedding party.

I can say that the prices I saw for wedding-day transportation, including for a wedding party, ran anywhere from $400 – $2,000. Many tried to tell me that I *had* to use their services all day long (8 – 12 hours), and that we had to have their bells-and-whistles packages because it’s a wedding (“It’s marketing for us,” one company told me). I had to contact about 10 or so before I found one that wouldn’t force its bullshit on me.

It really depends on how many guests you have, the car you pick, how many hours you will need it, etc. My guess is that on average, for an average-sized wedding party (6 to 8 total guests), for 6 – 8 hours (transport to church, then church to reception, then possibly reception to hotel), averages between $1,000 and $1,200, depending on your area, of course. I live in the Midwest, where such costs are cheaped. An L.A. wedding is destined to be a lot more.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We used Uber. The boys took one Suburban and we had another. I would only reccomend it if you live in a city with a strong Uber precence. Cost us $20 to get to the venue. Guests either took their own cars or Uber/cabbed it to the venue.

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