(Closed) Do we need a limo for the wedding party?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It is rare that I see limos at weddings, most of the weddings that I have been to the wedding party drove themselves.  IMO, you are fine to ask them to carpool.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We didn’t have a limo or any transportation for them provided by us and it was fine.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m wavering on this. I’m leaning toward no limo, as everyone will have a car, and many will have dates and will likely prefer to ride with them.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had 3 attendants on each side as well, and the guys went over on a friend’s boat, and the girls were driven in my dad’s SUV. A limo would have been a complete waste of money – it was a 10 minute drive!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

definately don’t need a limo. I want one but we won’t have one, it’s just not in the budget. No one will mind driving themselves!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m in the same boat as you – I don’t think I want to pay for a limo for my day.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We aren’t having one for the wedding but for the reception, we are renting a Hummer limo to take the entire bridal party and our family (20 or so people) to the reception and back. We don’t NEED it but, everyone is from out of town and we are having the reception about 15 minutes away. We don’t want anyone driving after enjoying the beverages soooooo we are getting one. It’s going to cost us about $600 including the gratuity but well worth it, and a lot less than a DUI!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We skipped the limo. The 5 GMs drove in one car (with the one under-21 driving, haha!). 5 of my BMs rode in one car (a few of which rode home with their husbands in separate cars), and my 6th Bridesmaid or Best Man brought her car and drove Darling Husband and me from the church to the reception. It all worked out fine, and everyone had a way to get home at the end of the night.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I say skip the limo. I’ve only been to one wedding where there was a limo, and the bridal party didn’t even get to ride in it, lol. It’s better to put the money toward something all the guests can enjoy like the food or DJ. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was in a wedding where the B&G didn’t bother to provide transportation, and it was an enormous PITA.  It was a long drive, we had to be very careful about drinking, and pictures were a hot mess because people got stuck in traffic.

We’re having a limo between the church and reception, because we want the bridal party together for scheduling.  I want to know all 12 of us will be in the same place at the same time so we can get pictures done and go to cocktail hour.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We were trying to decide the same thing. We opted against the limo. Most everyone will have a car in the area, and if they don;t another maid/groom will and they can carpool. It is just too much extra money to have it sitting around. You know?

 

We might end up renting a convertable or something for us to have cool transportation. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually didn’t even consider a limo.  Our service and reception were in the same place though, and the venue was only a few minutes from my parents house, so my BM’s and I just drove over there ourselves. Darling Husband and the guys came from further away, but I didn’t even think to have a limo for them! Lol! I bet they would have appreciated it, but for just that one ride it would have been a waste of money, I suppose.  🙂

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