(Closed) Is it OK to use a school bus to transport guests?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How would you feel about being driven from the hotel to the venue in a school bus? (25 min ride)
    I'd gladly take it! I'd just be happy I didn't have to drive. : (62 votes)
    82 %
    I'd take it. I'd be a little annoyed but it wouldn't ruin the experience for me. : (3 votes)
    4 %
    I'd take it and it would negatively affect my perceptions of your wedding. : (5 votes)
    7 %
    I would drive instead. : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I see nothing wrong with a school bus. I think it’s a nice, considerate idea.

    Post # 4
    Member
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    i love the idea.. i find its super cute, practical and retro all at the same time… go for it!!!

    Post # 5
    Member
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    what an awesome idea!  how does one go about getting a school bus, though?

    Post # 6
    Member
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m planning on using a school bus as well.  I think most people would just be happy to have free transport.  At least that’s what I’m hoping.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    Transportation paid for? Sounds good to me.

    Post # 8
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    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Who cares what the transportation looks like as long as it gets them there and back. It shouldn’t matter at all what type of bus it is. Go for it, you’ll be able to fit more people!

    Post # 10
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We had a school bus and I was a bit worried about what people would think of it, but to be honest people were so happy we offered transportation.  Many said it was so nice of us and they appreciated it but definitely didn’t expect it (and have never been to a wedding where that was offered).

    The bus wasn’t full for sure, we had about 100 ppl at the wedding and maybe 30ish people take the bus, but the amount that those people appreciated it, was enough for me.

    It also helped quash any worries about people drinking and driving, we were responsible party hosts and made sure no one had to even entertain that idea 🙂

    Post # 11
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    749 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it would be fun! I say go for it!

    Post # 12
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    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My fiance and I went to a wedding last year that offered school buses as transporation from the hotel to the wedding and back. My ONLY complaint about it was that we’re both really tall, and the leg room room in the school bus was super tight. So we were pretty squished in there (the bus was full) in our nice clothes for the entire 30-minute ride.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2424 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Absolutely…I’d just be happy with a free ride. 

    Post # 14
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    On the RSVP I would put a line asking if they want you to save them a spot on the bus.

    Post # 15
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    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    totally doing this. those coach buses are REDONK.

    Another tip: if your city is big enough to offer transit, consider renting a bus. I found they’re not as cheap as a school bus but definitely nowhere near a coach bus. And it’s a nice touch!

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