Post # 1
So, I was wondering what’s the etiquitte for transportation during a wedding? I was thinking about renting a vintage car for me and the groom to get to and leave from the reception, is it rude to have our 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen to use their own transportation? Or should I be renting a limo that can fit the bridal party plus us two? Or should I rent a vintage car AND a limo for them? But then how would they get back to the cars by the church, they’d be drunk by the end of the reception. Confusing!
Post # 3
@Glambridexoxo: Were they going to drive home at the end of the reception anyway? Or is the reception at a hotel where they will be staying?
If they were going to drive home anyway, then they shouldn’t be drunk at the end of the night. If they are staying at the hotel then maybe you could provide transport from the hotel to the church and back rather than have them drive to the church?
Post # 4
Everyone will have a different view on this…
But we rented a Lincoln SUV that will first bring the guys to the church and then come pick us up. Then the SUV will bring is to pictures and then drop us off at the reception. We already told them that they need to find their own way home, which they are fine with as they will have dates that will need to drive to these places anyway.
Post # 5
@KatNYC2011 , our Ceremony site is 2 mile backroads away from the reception site, and the bridal party will most likely be staying at a hotel near the reception site, or a little bit farther south in the city.
Ceremony is at 3, we’d get to the church at like 12:30 to get ready and take some dressing room pics (im doing my own makeup). The reception is from 5-10, so that means I’d have to rent a bridal party limo from 12pm to 10:30 pm, and we’d need our own rental car at 10pm since we’re leaving the venue first with our send-off. Sounds expensive! Any alternative solutions u think?
Post # 6
We didn’t rent anything… we had three bridal party members who were under 21 (and thus wouldnt be drinking at the reception), so they drove three cars, and the rest of us rode as passengers in those three.
The groomsmen and groom came to the church in DH’s car (seats 7 people) w/ DH’s little brother driving, and the bridesmaids and I came in two cars (the 2 under-21s driving). On the way to the reception, my sister drove her car with DH and me, and the other 2 under-21s got the rest of the bridal party to the reception.
No limos, no rented cars (until our getaway car later in the night), and all the Bridal Party had a way home after the reception.
Post # 7
we’ve only got enough money for 1 limo. so the limo will take the girls from the house to the church, then the limo will take just me and my new hubby to the reception. and the rest of the bridal party gets in their cars with whoever. everyones been really okay with that. 🙂
Post # 8
The last wedding I was in the bride and groom rented 2 SUV’s – the groom and his groomsmen took one to the church, the bride and her girls took the other. For photos the bride and groom drove one car around and the bridal party followed in the other. Then the bridal party was responsible for getting themselves to home/hotel/etc at the end of the reception which was no issue.
Post # 9
We are getting a limo to take me and my bridesmaids to the church. It will then pick up the groom and groomsmen and bring them to the church. The limo will then take the whole wedding party to a park for pictures then drop us off at the reception. We booked a hotel near by that provides a shuttle to and from the reception hall (for free!). So I plan on having everyone meet at the hotel before then the limo will pick everyone up. That way the shuttle can take them back to the hotel where then can either get a room or get their cars.
The shuttle will also shuttle guests to the reception hall and back to the hotel if they book a room. I think this is smart because I don’t want anyone to have to drink and drive!
If you didn’t want to go the whole hotel route you can always have everyone meet at the reception hall and just have the limo take you to the church then to the reception. You don’t have to book it the entire night. It would just be sitting there during the reception so that would be a huge waste of money!
Post # 10
We are providing transportation for the bridal party to make things easier on them! It will also ensure pictures get off to a seamless start because everyone will be together. Fiance and I will ride separately in a separate car we’re thinking, thought I’ve seen some awfully cute trolley pics that have inspired me… haha