(Closed) Is there a polite way to…

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d say whoever is organizing it, not the bride (if that’s you) email everyone and ask. If the bride doesn’t ask then it doesn’t matter and if someone can’t afford it they don’t have to ride in the limo right? I don’t think I would be offend if I got a casual email saying hey ladies we were thinking of doing this who’s interested kind of thing, ya know make it more casual so no one feels like they have to.

Post # 4
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If I was going to a bachelorette party that employed limos, as a guest aka friend of the bride, I wouldn’t be put off if I was told hey anyone who wants in on the limo let me know and I’ll book it for those who want in. I wouldn’t EXPECT a free limo ride. But then again that’s just me.

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

send out an email (have the Maid/Matron of Honor do it) with a “hey if you’re coming, chip in $30 for transportation and drinks!” since you can bring your own drinks on the limo, i’d think about picking up a few bottles at Sam’s for everyone and charging a fee that covers it all. We just paid $30 for the last bachelorette party i went to. the invitation had a flyer with $30 fee and it included transportation and drinks. I never thought “how rude, there’s a fee!” i thought “shoot, what a deal!!!”

Post # 6
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Cricket nailed it. Just keep it nice and casual.

Post # 7
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ejs4y8 – – you alwyas put things into great perspective!!! Thank You.

Post # 8
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree that the organizer should just send out a casual email.  I wouldn’t make it be the end of the world if someone can’t afford it though.

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