(Closed) Car from Ceremony to Reception: Ideas other than Limo

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Do you know anyone with a classic car like a mustang or an old school Mercedes that would borrow it to you? Or if you have a wedding party what about borrowing an RV or renting one.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could still have a close family member or friend rent the car and be your driver for the day.

Have you tried contacting the Vintage Car Clubs in the area? My Dad used to own a 1930 Ford Coupe with a rumble seat and he loved driving brides on their wedding day.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are using a trolley, which is about the same price as a limo, but fits 30-40 people if you want that many riding with you!  Otherwise like PP’s said see if a family member or friend has a vintage car you can borrow or something to that effect!  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@julies1949:

Have you tried contacting the Vintage Car Clubs in the area? My Dad used to own a 1930 Ford Coupe with a rumble seat and he loved driving brides on their wedding day.

What a neat idea, thanks!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You could try contacting local car clubs.  One of my friends is in a classic car club, and he said members would be more than willing to do something like that.  You would probably have to throw them a few buck, but it would be worth.  Another idea I saw from another post was to have you photographer take a picture of the car, which you can frame as a thank you to the owner.

If you are in an urban area that does horse/carriage tours perhaps you could hire one to drop you off?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsBrightSkies: I don’t think it’s really necessary to rent a different car. If you would still like some bubbly though, ask a friend to drive your tahoe for you. You could “dress it up” for the day too 🙂

I couldn’t justify spending $300 on a limo for such a short drive.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re planning on taking an overnight train, as the place we’re doing the ceremony is about 8 hours from the reception–we aren’t expecting people to travel that far just for a 5 minute ceremony, so we’ll do the reception in our home city the day after.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We just used our personal vehicle. Everything was in the same place, and there was no need to spend additional money when we have a perfectly good SUV we could use

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

If you really want a nice car, I would just ask a friend, boss, or family member who has a car you like. I’m sure they would love to lend it to you for the reception. We used my DH’s boss’s car for the getaway. It’s a really old porsche and my Darling Husband loves it! Aside from it looking good, we were just going to use either my CR-V or his Miata.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I hear your concern about your wedding party not drinking and driving (including the bride and groom).

IF you want them to have rides, you can always just ask the spouses,/partners of the wedding party to be the drivers and supply the vehicles, or ask close friends or relatives.

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