(Closed) Who rides in the limo?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Nope, the only people who get to ride in the limo are the bride groom, bridesmaids, and groomsmen (and maybe flower girls and/or ring bearers).

If the entire bridal party brings a date, you’d obviously need a bigger limo and that’s probably going to double in cost.

If your budget doesn’t allow for a limo in the first place, I wouldn’t even consider your BMs suggestion, especially if the venues are only 15 minutes apart.

Don’t sweat it. The car for you and your fiance sounds like a perfect plan!








Post # 4
856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t think you have to have a limo by any means especially when you are so close. And no, I’ve also never heard of the bridals party’s dates or guests or SO riding in the limo. It’s supposed to be just the bridal party, I wouldn’t want double the amount of ppl in the limo that’s just too crowded. Also, I think a fancy car is a great idea for the two of you ..no need to chauffeur everyone. 

Post # 6
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@jpalm13:  Providing transportation for the bridal party is good, but if it’s not in the budget *shrug* what ya gonna do?  I like the idea of renting a car for the two of you and I’d just coordinate with the MOH/Best Man and make sure they get the rest of the party to the reception.

And for a sidenote: As a +1 at a wedding in a town I wasn’t familiar with I very much appreciated being invited on the trolley the bridal party was travelling in at a wedding Fiance and I attended this summer.  FI was a Groomsman.  Even if it’s 5 minutes away we were in a big city and I had no idea where to go!  But if I hadn’t been invited on the trolley Fiance would have made arrangements for me to ride with one of his other friends in attendance at the wedding.

Post # 7
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It isn’t necessary to have a limo. And if you do, the minimum the bridal part would be in it, and it is up to you to decide if you want to shell out the extra cash for a larger limo.

Any wedding I’ve been in that had a limo, the dates just drove themselves.

Post # 8
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve never heard of that… only the bridal party rides in the limo. Furthermore, if you don’t want a limo, you don’t need to have one. It’s not mandatory.

Post # 9
2705 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Since you don’t plan to travel to another site for pictures, it really isn’t necessary to get a limo or any sort of transportation for the Bridal Party.  I think a fancy car for the two of you would be all you need. 

For my wedding, we did get a limo and we invited all of the SO’s of the bridal party.  We were good friends with most of the them anyway and we didn’t want the people in our Bridal Party to have to ditch their dates for 2 hours while we took pictures.  Our Bridal Party also told us that they were really happy that we invited their SOs.  It’s not common practice to do this, but I think it’s a very nice gesture and I wish more couples did it.

Post # 10
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had a limo and I only had my bridesmaids and my father ride in it. I’ve never heard of dates nor guests riding in it.

Post # 13
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would only do the wedding party and parents if they want to instead of driving themselves. 

Post # 14
1224 posts
Bumble bee

@jpalm13:  Personally, I’d tell my bridesmaid if she feels it’s that important, she can either have one at her own wedding, or she can pay for it herself. I wouldn’t blow my budget to accomodate someone else’s wishes- you’ll end up bankrupt this way!

That being said, I believe the practice is just that the bride and groom and the bridal party ride in the limo. But I’m unsure because I live in a region where limos at weddings are extremely uncommon.

Post # 15
3 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it’s completely up to you. We chose to have our bridal party’s dates invited as we had extra space in the party bus. We also intended on having our photographer with us as well. The difference is we rode around for about an hour and stopped to take pictures along the way.

When I’ve been a bridesmaid I experienced it both ways. One let us bring our dates, one didn’t. It was much more fun for my date when he got to ride along, we actually got to enjoy the day together and not just a few dances at the reception.

That being said, it’s your wedding day and you get to decide how you want it. A 15 minute ride is not worth shelling out a ton more money just to please one guest. Good luck!

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