(Closed) Bride asking bridal party to pay for transportation to wedding

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: should the bridal party pay for transportation

    yes - the bride and groom have enough to pay for you should be grateful they asked you!

    yes - its a bit unusual but help a friend out

    yes but only its its really reasonable (

    no - you already paid enough for this "honor"/ you paid for your own wedding why should you pay

  • Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • 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.

    Post # 32
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    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If the hosts are arranging transpo for all other wedding guests, then they should also arrange transpo for the bridal party. Hosts should treat bridal party the same or nicer than general wedding guests, never worse. 

    We aren’t providing transpo because our wedding is at a hotel we’ve rented out and all bridal party members had the option to stay there. For bridal party members and other guests who are staying at our other hotels (25-30 mins away) we arent providing any transpo, but have given during directions, advice re rental cars and taxis. 

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