Post # 1
So my church and venue are all close to my house, and my parents, FI, and I are liking the idea that my dad and I will ride to the ceremony in a white carriage from our house, and then my Husband (ahhh) and I will ride the carriage to our ceremony =)
The only problem is, I don’t want people to see this as tacky or over-the-top. What do you bees think about horse-drawn carriage entrances/exits? Have you been to a wedding where there was one? Haven you bees opted for this mode of “transport”??
Post # 3
I think it’s way over the top. But it’s your wedding, not mine!
Post # 4
I’ve never seen one in real life but I do find them a little over the top/cheesy, to be totally honest with you. However, that would be as unexpected as me getting a huge poofy ballgown with a tiara. It’s just not my bag. But if it’s your bag, that’s awesome and I think you should do it.
Post # 5
@VictoriaK1990: Personally, I think it’s cheesy…a friend of mine did it and her dress smelled like poo for cocktail hour, damn horse farted the whole way over.
Post # 6
@VictoriaK1990: …all I can think is, ” I hope that horse isn’t blowing apple farts in the bride’s face”
Cause horses fart…a lot
Post # 7
I am not a fan. A friend of mine did this at her wedding and it was just another item on a long list of tacky choices. What about a trolley or a cute classic car?
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
Reminds me of Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.
Post # 10
@VictoriaK1990: I think it’s fine and classic. If that’s what you’d like, DO IT! I highly doubt you’ll smell like poo.
Post # 11
Well, it seemed normal in Will & Kate’s wedding lol.
It’s your day… go for it. I would think it’s a bit OTT, but who am I to judge? Then again, I think most weddings are OTT. Some would say my ring is OTT. To each their own.
Post # 12
@whoa_its_ash: Jesus Christ. Every happy image of a horse drawn carriage has been blown from my mind.
Problem is, FI doesn’t like classic cars… we might just do the traditional limo then
Post # 13
If it’s normally done where you live, it’s fine. I had one because I got married in a tourist town where horse-drawn carriages are all over the place. But it was a quick ride around downtown for DH and me after the ceremony. There was no big entrance in the carriage.
If people normally get a limo in your area, I think the carriage is over the top and likely to piss off people driving on the roads around you.
Edited to add: Your DF doesn’t like classic cars??? What the heck is wrong with him?
Post # 14
@strawbabies: We are really close (like a stone’s throw) from the church and venue so the “pissing people off” would be kept to a minimum, but honestly the extremely negative reviews of horse-drawn carriage weddings is definitely making me reconsider. I know people will say “do what you want, what you love” but let us all be honest, no-one (unless they have a sentimental attachment to horse-drawn carriages for some reason) gets a carriage unless they want it to add something to the day. However, I am doubting that it will add much but noxious fumes and rolled eyes LOL.
Post # 15
@strawbabies: Uhhhh FI and I are both neutral on cars lol, for us, if it has four wheels and a working motor, we’re happy =P My dad drives a high-end exotic car, and TBH I couldn’t care less. I love me some 20 year old rusty Honda Odyssey’s 😉
This being said, having a “classic car” would have little meaning for either of us.
Post # 16
my opinion is over the top and cheesy. sorry.