(Closed) how will you handle transportation the day of your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Driving yourselves?  We didn’t rent cars at all for our wedding.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You could have everyone take their own car–it’s not really a huge deal, and it would save a ton of money!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do you have any friends with a large vehicle?

We’re doing something similar  as far as time and distance.  Renting a limo seemed silly to us also.

FI’s grandpa owns several 1930’s cars.  We’re using one as our transportation.  Then FI’s cousin has a Denali that will seat the 6 members of our bridal party (not including child attendants).  They’ll be transported to pictures and the reception in that.

For your bridal party it would take two vehicles, but could be done.  Or, maybe you could rent a large passenger van from Enterprise.  Might be cheaper then 4 hours in a limo and would give you tranportation for more than the day of.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I were you, I would just have your Bridal Party drive themselves. Our friends got married last year and both Fiance and I were in the wedding. They didn’t provide any transportation from the ceremony to reception (almost a 40 minute drive!). We all drove ourselves and it really wasn’t an issue. They rented an antique car (a friend of her grandfather owned it) to bring them to the reception. Maybe you could look into something like that? I know it didn’t cost them much and they were able to get it for only the time they needed it for. 

ETA: All of our wedding events are taking place at the same resort so we don’t need to worry about transportation. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are not renting any cars for to get the parties to the venue…and our pics will all be done at the ceremony/reception location. a little bit before the wedding and little bit after before the reception.  We are renting out the parking lot in front of our venue so that everyone can drive to the venue and park there…so I dont think it will be an issue!

I think that renting a van (although not as nice as renting a limo) will save you some money and be more practical. You could probably rent two vans for less than one limo.

OR if you know of anyone that has a van and would be willing to let you borrow it that would be even better!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can rent a limo for the 3hour minimum and then have someone with a van pick you up from your photo location.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

We got married 5 miles from our reception site.  We rented a trolly!  It was beautiful in pictures and so fun.  The trolly picked up me and the bridesmaids and took us to the church for pictures.  Then it picked up the guys and took them to the church.  After the wedding (and more pictures) the trolly took us and the wedding party to the reception.  Because our reception was at the top of a building downtown, our grand exit was down a hallway (and there was no need to have a get away car in pictures).  So the hotel we stayed at sent their courtesy car to pick us up, and all we had to do was tip them.  

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our ceremony and reception were in the same place – two blocks from where we were all staying. So we walked. And it was awesome. My husband and I did drive with our photog to a place to take pics (no bridal party, just us!) but we just used our car.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I like the idea of renting a van to shuttle your wedding party from the church to the reception venue.  You’ll just need one person willing to drive.  OR If you are staying at a hotel, they often offer a free shuttle.  Check into that too!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re going to drive ourselves or take cabs.  MAYBE will we rent one car (but just a normal one from like, Enterprise, or something) because my own car is standard so not many people will be able to drive it, and I don’t trust my white dress to a dirty cab.  Other than that, no limo, no horse and carriage, no sports car, no transportation budget!

If you want creative ideas beyond “you don’t need it” try a rickshaw!  Probably not  very practical or suitable, but it was the cutest, most creative idea I could come up with off the top of my head (since I haven’t had to think about transportation at all!)   😀  I saw on a reality show once that one couple borrowed an antique fire truck from the groom’s firehall (they paid a small donation to the firehouse as their “rental” fee), maybe you could do something like that?

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our bridal party is driving themselves. I’m getting married at a resort which is about 10 minutes away from my MOH’s mom’s house and the other BMs are from Out of Town and will be staying at either the resort or another hotel within a couple of miles. The resort uses a golf cart for our exit to drive us one building over to our room 🙂 lol

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I really don’t think it’s a big deal at all to just have everyone drive themselves. For us, it was never really a question that our bridal party would find their own methods of transportation – not only is a limo not feasible within our budget, but there’s no great need since our ceremony and reception are at the same place.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our venue is within walking distance so we probably won’t do a limo. We’re going to use our own cars. We’ll get them cleaned and that’s it. Pictures will be at the venue or withing walking distance so I can’t see spending money on a limo.

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