Do I really need a wedding car?

posted 2 months ago in Traditions
Post # 16
Member
97 posts
Worker bee

Yep, probably not needed if you’re onsite all day and for a 10-12 min drive, I’d save the money. Worth considering though if you will be going offsite for photos at all and need someone to drive you around; only reason we are having one really, so we don’t need to get family to drive us around and take them away from the festivities. Our photographer offered to drive us around just after we’d put a deposit on car hire lol so if applicable it’s worth an ask.

Post # 17
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2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

As long as you can get to the ceremony, do your couple photos, and get home it doesn’t really matter what you are driving. We got a nice BMW hire car (i.e. not chauffered or anything) as we didn’t have our own car. 

Post # 18
Hostess
1395 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Nope! We stayed in a hotel that was 10 min from our venue. We’d gotten shuttles for our guests because the venue was kind of tricky to find especially at night.  So we each rode out to the venue with our parents and then our shuttle company picked us up in a really ugly beige station wagon and drove us to the hotel at the end of the night. 

Post # 19
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435 posts
Helper bee

No. 

Post # 20
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1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We used our own car! Which admittedly is a really nice black sedan but no one even saw it. Saved us a fortune. Husband drove us home at the end of the night in it with me in the back seat in my massive dress. 🙂 was great

Post # 21
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Nope. The only reason to get one would basically for some awesome photos but I would spend the money elsewhere.

Post # 22
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651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I am actually excited to use my FH’s car. It is nothing fancy (a Crown Victoria) but it is sentimental.

He is gonna get it professionally cleaned and his groomsmen are gonna decorate it the morning of the wedding. We will be driving straight from the wedding venue to our honeymoon in his car.

I am excited for us to still be in our wedding clothes. And Crown Vics are so large that I will be able to fit in my poofy ball gown with no problem. 😊

Post # 23
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756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Definitely not.  I got ready at the church (there was an empty rectory for us to use) and then we called a couple of taxis to get us from the church to reception.  Earlier last year I was in a wedding where we just called ubers every time we needed to go somewhere; it was really convenient and not a hassle.  Save the money, especially in your case!

Post # 24
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8023 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

not unless you want one.

i live 40 minutes from my venue.  i went there on friday evening, i had been staying with my mom for a few days.  then i went home with DH on sunday. arrived in my mom’s car.  left in my car.  DH drove my car when he came to the venue since mine is a nicer, cleaner, and had more room to take stuff home.

 

Post # 25
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

nadi21 :  We didn’t get one. Our venue was at the same place as our ceremony as well and I was thinking if I got anything it’d be a vintage car like you are thinking, but then I looked up the price and was like… well… thats not worth it. It actually worked out because we were the absolute last people left at the wedding after gathering all of our things and talking to the last guests. We took an uber. No one even knew.

Post # 26
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1216 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We had a party bus to take us and the bridal party around town for photos.

DH and I took an Uber with my Mom, Sister, BIL and Aunt at the end of the night, lol.

Post # 27
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408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

You don’t need one! We did have one, though, but only to transport us to our hotel which was 45 mins away. We got a vintage Rolls Royce limo and while completely unnecessary, I loved it 🙂 If you’re looking to cut costs, though, this would be a good area.

Post # 29
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75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I also don’t see wedding cars as important. We are using my dads SUV/7 seater so that my bridal party can fit (myself, my groom, MOH, BM and 1 groomsmen and bridesmaid) 

Post # 30
Member
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Our venue was a 15 min ride from the hotel we got ready at. We had a pretty formal wedding and I splurged on a lot of things, but I took an uber to my wedding. I think I even took an Uber X. I saved hundreds (the ride was $10), the uber driver was great, he opened doors for us and was just very sweet. Gave us the real royal treatment! Unless you’re really into classic cars, it seems like wasted money imo. My friend splurged and went for a beautiful old white rolls royce and at the last minute they said the roads were wet (it wasn’t raining, it had rained in the last 12 hours and the roads were bone dry by the wedding) and they sent a generic black towncar, without compensating her.

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