(Closed) Would you be offended if you had to pay for parking at a wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you’ve done more than enough. At some of the venues we looked at, valet parking for our wedding would have come to about $2,000. There’s just no way we could pay that!

Post # 4
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it’s a big deal.  If someone had a wedding in a downtown spot, people would have to pay for parking there too.

Post # 5
257 posts
Helper bee

I don’t know if “offended” is the right word, but one thing I would remember from a wedding is if I had to pay for the parking.

Post # 6
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

is your wedding downtown?  if yes, then I wouldn’t be offended.  If the venue isn’t downtown it would just seem weird to me that there wasn’t a free parking lot somewhere.

Post # 7
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I guess it depends on how much the parking would be. If it’s $25/a car like at some hotels, then yeah, I would be offended. But if it’s only a few bucks I’m not going to get my panties in a wad about it.

I WOULD give your guests a head-up if the parking place(?) only takes cash, so that they remember to bring some. I wouldn’t want to have to hike to an ATM in my heels and cocktail dress.

Post # 9
46 posts
  • Wedding: June 1995

I agree with Aug8Bride–I wouldn’t be offended and would appreciate the voucher.  I’m old and grouchy though, so I might skip the reception if I had to pay to park 🙁

Post # 10
46264 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would be SHOCKED if I didn’t have to pay for parking!.

I live in the city and there is no such thing as free parking here anywhere.

I have been to many weddings where I had to pay to park at one location for the ceremony than again at another location for the reception.

If people are not used to paying for parking they may be surprised, but ettiquette would dictate that they keep their opinions to themselves.

Post # 11
1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

$6?  I would not be offended at all.  Now if it was $25+ I might be a little shocked.  Then again, where I live there is no such thing as paying for parking ANYWHERE. 

Post # 12
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Ah, $6? That’s no big deal. I have more than that in quarters in my glove compartment for parking meters 🙂

Post # 13
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

$6.00 is not big deal. 


I might mention it to your guests though if the lot doesn’t take credit cards.

Post # 14
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

If someone is complaining about $6 for parking, then truly just IGNORE them.  First because it’s really not much out of THEIR pockets and second because it’s just easier for YOU so you don’t have to guestimate paying for yet another expense!  I was thinking something high like $25, but $6?  Come on people…get over it.  Plus the venue has A LOT to do with that.  If I had to pay $6 to park in a dirt lot by a forrest, then yeah, I’d be a little miffed.  But it’s a historic landmark, of course there are parking fees!

Post # 15
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You are good.

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