(Closed) Do we need a shuttle for our guests?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
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Honey bee

We had guests for my daughter’s wedding stay in 3 hotels where we had blocked rooms. (And about 6  others, because of procrastination). One was 4 blocks from the venue and my cousin asked if we were providing a shuttle, for that hotel. Neither she nor her husband are big drinkers, or are disabled/have trouble walking. I just had to shake my head …

I did arrange one shuttle, at the hotel where the bridal party got ready and had photos taken. And hardly anyone used it, other than the bridal party. Luckily the hotel offered it to us at a discount rate, because they did the catering at the venue.

P.S. The last wedding I attended booked a hotel block at a hotel 15 minutes away. The planner signaled the start of the ceremony, with about 30 seats empty. The last shuttle brought 20 guests, to the venue, just as the ceremony was ending.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

I don’t think it’s necessary, as long as everyone has a ride. Although, as another option, instead of a bus, what about just renting a van from a car rental place? That would be much much cheaper than $700, and maybe just someone to drive the people back and forth? In no way must you do that, but just an option as an in between. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

As long as you have parking I dont think this is necessary at all. My Fiance wanted to do a shuttle because our venue is not accessible by subway but seriously, we’re in NYC. Everyone is taking cabs anyway. It’s something some of his friends have done but it’s really just so everyone can get wasted. No one this is an issue for will be driving themselves. I nixed it. It’s really not a necessary expense. 

Post # 19
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Bumble Beekeeper

Since the hotel is close and just about everyone has a car, I don’t think a dedicated shuttle is necessary. People will probably appreciate the flexibility to leave when they choose anyway. 

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