Post # 1
Fiance and I will be doing a first look before the ceremony, this is where the majority of the photos will be taken (with wedding party and as couple).
I know couples that have a religious ceremony and then do photos after often get limos to take them to their multiple destinations, and it makes sense to do so that way. However, given that we only need transportation for:
– groom and groomsmen to location for photos
– bride and bridal party to location for photos
– everyone to ceremony location after photos (which will not be far at all)
I’m not sure how to do this. It is ridiculous to pay the amounts we are being quoted for limos for all of a combined 30 mins in the vehicle, however we still need to get everyone to these places. I really considered just using cabs, but my Fiance and family think that it looks cheap and bad.
Another thing to think about is where does the wedding party go when we take our couple shots? Do they hang out in the limo (if we have one)? If not, where do they go?
Any insight on this would be great! Thanks!
Post # 2
We just had people carpool in thier own cars. The wedding party will probably just have to hang around while you are doing pictures, unless they have thier own car then they could head to the ceremony site when they are done with pictures.
Post # 3
We didn’t have a wedding party for my second marriage, but for my first we asked family friends to drive the wedding party. We had one car for my Dad and myself prior to the ceremony, one for the bridesmaids,and one for the groom and groomsmen.
After the wedding the wedding party joined their SO’s who drove their own vehicles.
Post # 4
Why not have a ‘grooms car’ and a ‘brides car’ or everyone can take their own cars?
The bridal party will just be hanging out, probably not far from your area. That way they can quickly jump in for group shots if the location/lighting/timing etc is good.
Post # 5
Couple photos aren’t going to take as long as you think. The bridal party will just hang out and watch or go back to the limo.
Post # 6
I had the same issue. Most limo companies will charge the full day prices even if you only need one for a few hours – because its wedding season (altho I feel like it would always be wedding season). I just sucked it up and paid for it because I really dont want to squish into a car with my dress on.
Post # 7
DH and his groomsmen met us at the hotel where I was getting ready with my bridesmaids and we did a first look in their courtyard. We had a limo meet us there and drove all the wedding party to the photo location. We had towncars for the parents, which later went to pick up grandparents and handicap guest so transport them to the ceremony (our venue was within walking distance of the hotel where everyone stayed).