Post # 1
Fiance and I want to rent a limo to take us from our hotel to the ceremony space where we’ll be getting ready and then doing pics. Our families and wedding party are staying all over the place in different hotels, and some are driving into town and will have their own cars, some are renting cars, and there are tons of taxis to be had if anyone didn’t want to rent a vehicle. So who typically goes in the limo with Fiance and I? Anyone? Or should we leave it up to everyone to figure out how they get to the ceremony? Not everyone needs to arrive at the same time as Fiance and I so they can show up a little later than us. FI and I will need access to the limo after getting ready as we’ll be doing some off-site photos as well. I have no idea how big of a limo we’ll need =o/
Who went in your limo or what are you planning on doing?
Post # 4
I am having the limo take me, my girls, and my parents to the ceremony. After the ceremony, the limo will take me, Fiance, and the bridal party to the reception.
People will have no problem getting to the reception, but I wanted to make sure that my bridal party was all accounted for so we dont waste any picture time. I am planning on doing family photos at the church after the ceremony.
Are you doing pics before or after the ceremony? If after, I would say let everyone figure out how to get there. If before, I would say use a limo or maybe charter a bus just so you know everyone will be there on time for the pictures.
Post # 5
@acebride: I’m doing the same I think.
Post # 6
We didn’t do a limo for this reason. If everyone had stayed at our hotel we would have rented the limo, but it was pricey and everyone had to drive anyways.
Post # 7
I think typically, you would go to the ceremony in the limo with whomever you’re getting ready with, probably your bridesmaids and your mom. Your groom would have someone like his dad drive him to the ceremony with the groomsmen or take a taxi. After the ceremony you can take the extended family, immediate family shots and then the bridal party and you and the groom can take the limo with the photographer to do other photos or go to the reception. If you need a headcount, don’t forget the photographer.
Post # 8
We’re doing all photos before the ceremony, but Fiance and I will be there earlier than everyone else because we want to get ready and do all of our couples shots while everyone else is getting ready (some of those couples photos will be on site and some will be off site, fairly far away). I just don’t know if I should have the rest of the wedding party go with us and arrive that early, leaving them with a fair amount of time with nothing to do. I guess there’s stuff to do… but it’s a casino and it’ll be 9am.
If they drive themselves to the ceremony and we have the limo take them and us from the ceremony to the reception, their cars will be stuck 30 min away from them after the reception is over (back at the ceremony site). I’m not sure what to do! Maybe just a limo for Fiance and I? I just don’t want to offend the rest of the wedding party if they typically expect to go along.
Post # 9
I’ve rented an 8-person limo to take me, Maid/Matron of Honor, and my parents to the church first. Once it drops me off, it will go back to the hotel and pick up Fiance, Bridesmaid or Best Man, Groomsmen, and his parents (possibly sisters, too). It was the easiest logistically, plus we don’t want to see each other beforehand.