Post # 1
do dates normally go in the limo to the venue with the bridal party? we’re providing transportation for all wedding guests, so it’s not like they’ll have to get to the venue on their own. i just don’t really want to be hanging out with my bm’s bfs right before the wedding (the bms are supposed to be there for me, right? not to hang out with their bfs!), so i would tend to say no, but i don’t want to offend anyone (especially my FI’s brother’s FI). thoughts?
Post # 3
I think it is totally normal for just you and your BMs to be in the limo before the wedding. After the ceremony, if you want to have dates in the limo, I think its a bonus but certainly not required/expected. Whenever I was involved in a wedding, I always assumed that my date would have to get his own way to and from the wedding.
Post # 5
The last wedding I went to, it was only the BMs and GMs in the limo when they were on their way to the reception. Their dates drove seperately.
Post # 6
I agree, the bridal party should be the only ones riding in the limo. I’ve been a bridesmaid many times, and my date always drove separately.
The BMs & GMs will need a way to get home after the wedding anyway, so it makes sense for their dates to drive separately.
Post # 7
Absoloutely! Only the wedding party is supposed to be in the limo. Socalbeachgir had a good point….how are they going to get from the reception site if their dates don’t drive?
Post # 8
we’re having a shuttle looping between the venue and the hotel, so they have a way there and back regardless. but thanks everyone!
in the end, we actually decided to not get limos at all, and just get a car service for my parents and i. i’d prefer that money get used for the shuttle, as taxis are not readily available in the area.
Post # 9
FWIW, i was once one of the dates in the limo – we were from out of town and didn’t know anybody in the city, so they fit me in. in return, i did useful things like holding all the bridesmaids’ purses when we went into the reception, running in to tell the coordinator that the bridal party was ready to make their entrance, etc. so — don’t discount the usefulness of dates, if there’s room. ; )