(Closed) Horse wagon ride for guests… in December

posted 4 years ago in Guests
Post # 16
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Busy bee

I think it would be fun, but I wouldn’t want my reception to have to go around the horse rental time just in case it ran a little long. You would just have to make sure everyone was back to their cars by the time your rental was up I guess. 

Its super cute though! 

 

Scratch that! I just saw where you said “wedding party” lol I was thinking you meant wedding guest, and I was curious how they were going to get back to their cars.lol 

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

All the nopes to this for reasons pp have mentioned. Weather averages are not a certainty and being jostled around in my good clothes on uneven ground while possibly freezing my nips off does not sound like fun times. I love horses and the ones pictured are gorgeous so if you wanted to hire them and have photos taken with them that sounds great. Key word being you. 😎 I’d definitely run this by the wedding party for approval and not assume they would be ok with the idea.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

I think this is one of those things that sounds really fun in your head, and looks cute on pinterest. In real life: freezing in cocktail dresses, runny nose, messed up hair and makeup, you look like a hot mess.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

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elin219 :  Being a farm girl I can tell you I have ridden in one of those wagons and its one helluva bumpy ride that I’m not sure I would want to endure in a dress. I mean you have to get in the wagon, ya bounce around like no ones buisness and if its cold…those blankets are going to be rubbing up against your nice clothes. My nose is going to run. Someone is going to be alertic to the the horse.

40 isn’t horrible, but who is to say that it going to be 40 that day? What if its 20. That’s a miserable temp. What if it does snow?  What if a Nor’easter comes swinging by your way?

Been there done that and I”m not sure I’d want to do such a thing in my finery. 

 

Edit: And have ya been around horses? Goddamn uppity things they are and they can be flighty as hell. A balloon pops and they can get spooked..then there goes the wedding party screaming and holding onto the sides of the wagon with a wild crazy runaway horse! And while it would make for some crazy memories and some messed up photos I still wouldn’t recommend it. laughing

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’d be on board!

Post # 21
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Honey Beekeeper

I love horses and a good buggy ride, but please do not put your photo op ahead of comfort and consideration of your wedding party and guests. Riding around in dress clothes in December sounds at best uncomfortable and at worst miserable. 

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i went to an outside ceremony in november in my area.  i wasn’t expecting it to be outside, so i didn’t wear the appropriate coat.  there were a handful of blankets but not enough for 80 guests.  the bridesmaids were all wearing strapless dresses and looked miserable.

so i would not vote for this.

also, i don’t like to wear hose, and if i did, they would definitely rip when riding in a wagon.

 

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Normally, I would love this a wagon ride with a cup of hot cocoa in hand, but not at a wedding. This sounds fun if you’re cozied up in jeans, a sweater, and some gloves, but not in a cocktail dress and heels… I can’t see DH risk his good clothes, either.

Unless your wedding is really casual dress, I don’t know how many takers you’ll get. Also, will your wedding party be dressed for a cold-weather wagon ride?

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As a born-and-bred New Englander, I still wouldn’t be interested in sitting in a horse wagon in 30-40 degree weather.  Sorry.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would LOVE this. Sounds like a blast to me. Especially if I could have a blanket and hot cocoa.

Post # 27
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Worker bee

They have blankets and what not in the carriage do they not?

I live in Chicago and it gets pretty cold here. I went on a carriage ride for a Christmas event they were offering in the city and there was blankets and stuff. You could also purchase little hand warmers and stuff. Not that purchasing anything would be appropriate for a wedding, but it was fun !

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