(Closed) Is it Rude?

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I don’t think it’s rude at all. But I live in the city and take cabs a lot too.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Well I don’t think it is rude to leave that up to your guests if they want to take a cab, re-park or sub it.  Here in texas you could have the ceremony 30 minutes across town and we don’t have cabs, rail lines, and such so we all just get back in our cars and drive to the next stop.  Even in downtown Houston same thing there. I’ve never expected the bride/groom to pay for my transportation to and from. But what is the norm in NYC?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am all about the cabs, and i dont think it is rude.  Normally people would drive to church and then drive to reception.  I would much rather jump in a cab and pay for it, then have to drive, plus then you could drink!  Sorry i can not offer any bus companies, i have been researching it for weeks, and it is not adding up for me. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

sorry it double posted

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t think it’s rude to tell people to take a cab if you’re paying for it!  I’m not from NYC, so I’m not sure how this all works, but can you just arrange a few cabs or those hired sedans to go back and forth and arrange payment with the overseeing company?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

A lot of weddings i’ve been to didn’t even provide transportation from the ceremony to the reception so I think the cab idea is really thoughtful! Is there any way you can call a cab company to have a few cabs waiting after your ceremony so no one gets stuck trying to hail one?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think it’s rude to ask people to take cabs.  Of course, I’m also a New Yorker and also take cabs all the time. 🙂  Our wedding is in Brooklyn, and we’re providing car service numbers for guests, so we’re in a similar boat.  Also, from 38th to 17th isn’t going to be an expensive ride at all! 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not rude at all.  And I don’t even think you have to pay for cabs.  At most weddings, people have to drive themselves all over….cabs are much more convenient.

I wouldn’t bother calling car services or anything…it will be so easy to hail a cab and metered cabs are so much cheaper than the town cars.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For all the non-nyc’ers in this thread, it’s really easy to hail a cab in that neighborhood, and there’s just one yellow cab company.  You can’t really hire them in advance unless you go with a private company (which is unnecessary in Manhattan).  I’ll be using a private car service in brooklyn, since yellow cabs aren’t prevalent in my neighborhood.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@BrooklynBride10- haha thanks! The only experience I have with NY cabs is what i’ve seen in the movies 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I once lived in New York, and I would think it was totally weird if you did try to set up a shuttle or pay for cabs or something.  Adults are perfectly able to get themselves from place to place, and I would never in a million years expect for someone else to arrange that for me if I was just going twenty blocks in Manhattan.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This might seem like a crazy idea, but what if you set up a taxi stand in front of the church & had someone hailing cabs after the ceremony. Kind of like at Penn Station or at some hotels. You could even do the red carpet thing that I’ve seen sometimes.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

LOL that this is even a question. It’s New York. People can take a cab 20 blocks and pay for it themselves. Done and done. If you were in the middle of nowhere and all of your guests needed to call a cab company and wait for a car blah blah blah then, yeah, that’s annoying to do to your guests, but we’re talking NYC. You can’t walk two steps without almost being run over by a cab. Oh, and there’s also the subway for the real NYC experience. 6 train, baby – 2 bucks.

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