(Closed) Is it a must to provide transportation?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Provided Transportation
    Is a must! : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Nice, but not necessary : (30 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 3
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    2313 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Ugh, that’s tough. As a bride, I’d HATE to eat that much of an extra cost, but as a guest, I would probably REALLY appreciate it especially if I were out of town and didn’t have my own car. 

    Post # 4
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    608 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    good question.  We have a different situation but its been a debate for us to.  Ill be interested to see what others have to say.  Sorry I’m not really any help

    Post # 5
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    If you havent blocked hotel rooms yet and they have a shuttle you can negotiate the use of their shuttle if you fill your block. We did.

    Its nice, but not required.

    Post # 6
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    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    How many people is it? Would it be possible to just rent a few vans and have them sorta carpool each other there? If it’s only 20 people or so that could work. That could be less than $100 per van. Get some family to be the “drivers”.

    Post # 7
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I thought of this but like you, too expensive. Let people find rides. There are cab co’s that have vans too. If people are asking a lot and it’s a big deal, consider renting some cars.

    Post # 8
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Will there be alcohol on the boat? Will people possibly rent cars?

    How far is the hotel from the boat? (i.e. how expensive would a cab ride be)

    My worries would be:

    1) Drunk Driving

    2) Guests not having cash to pay for their cabs

    3) Guests arriving to the boat late and “missing the boat” because transportation wasn’t provided from the hotel.

    Post # 9
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    21 posts
    Newbee

    I also think it’s not necessary but we’re doing it for our guests because our ceremony and reception and hotels are spread all over Los Angeles.  We figured it’s too much to ask of our guests to travel all the way to Los Angeles and then ALSO brave LA traffic.  We’re paying about $2700 but we have a huge wedding.  I would shop around, my planner found us a great deal.

    Post # 10
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    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i would go with not neccessary, but truly i do think that it is REALLY nice  – especially if there is alcohol allowed  – though you did mention that people wouldnt be driving probably cabbing it – have you thought about a school bus? i know that it doesn’t sound super “classy” but a friend of mine did it a couple of years ago because it was SO much cheaper and I have to be honest – it was a blast and super fun to take pictures on 🙂 just a thought – or maybe there are hotels that are closer to where the boat would be leaving from and you could have a couple different options and that way people could potentially walk to the boat? good luck! 2-4,000 is A LOT I hope you can find something cheaper

    Post # 12
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @jxk405:yikes. we have a similar problem, but fewer guests (75-85). I think I’m going to go ahead and get a bus for everyone, but it just seems SO ridiculously expensive. I found a bus company that will do unlimited trips back and forth for about $1,000…

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