- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2017
OP said: “she will be taking whatever transportation we arrange with us”
That DOES NOT mean the bride is demanding the bridal party to pay for a certain type of transportation or they they need to pay for her. It could mean that- it doesn’t automatically mean that. Remember, it was the Maid/Matron of Honor who was trying to round up everyone to split transportation costs. This could mean that she figures it would be better to travel as a group and why not split something.
I don’t think the bride and groom should have to provide the shuttle at all- I have literally never ever been to a wedding or heard about a wedding in real life that did that. I also don’t believe it’s not necessary to provide transportation to the bridal party, as long as it’s co-ordinated and there isn’t a demand to chip in for a limo.
That said, I do find it strange that the guests have a shuttle provided and the bridal party does not. I’m assuming it has to do with volume for the money, given that a shuttle for the bridal party serves only a few people relative to the rest. It’s also possible that someone else is paying for this and the bride and grrom are not.
So, in short, OP, I think you should arrange whatever transportation works best for you, and don’t worry about anyone else.