Post # 1
I’m looking into a limo to pick me and my bridesmaids up from my house and drop us off at the ceremony site (one-way transfer only ~ 20 minutes). Based on the 5-6 limo companies I called, most of them said they have 3 hour minimums, but if they just did the one-way transfer, they all quoted $150-$200.
Is this normal? It doesn’t seem worth it, but at the same time, it would be nice to not have to worry about transportation and have more time to get ready.
If any of you have used a limo service for a one-way transfer or recommend any particular limo services in the Bay Area, please let me know. The pick-up point is Sunnyvale, and the drop off is in Santa Clara.
Post # 3
I am in Seattle and that happened with us too…It was so frustrating to both FH and me. We canned it and changed all the transportation for everyone. FH and I will travel in a old British taxi, our parents in a towncar, and our wedding party in a 16 passenger party bus.
Have you looked into other methods of transportation? Do friends/family have old vintage cars? Do you have any connections/discounts through work?
Post # 4
@jackie-o: I love how you guys took an old British taxi- that’s so unique. Fiance and the groomsmen will be getting ready separately and will drive over themselves, and our families are driving themselves as well. I’ve thought about just driving ourselves over too- we might just end up doing that. I never thought about looking at work connections/discounts though- good idea, thanks!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
@kitamana: We had the same problem, needed only a one way transfer from our venue back to the hotel at the end of the night, as well as transport earlier in the day to our first look and then to the venue. Most companies wanted to charge around $800 for the whole day, even though they would have been siting in the parking lot for more time than they would have actually been driving us. We ended up going with Limo Bee, they did have the 3 hour minimum at the beginning of the day (which we pretty much used up with the first look), but also did a one way transfer at the end of the night for $100 (from top of the mountain on Skyline Blvd in Woodside to San Mateo), and didn’t charge for the time in between we weren’t using them. You might want to email Alex Rudyak at Limo Bee (he was our contact) to inquire about just their one-way transfer services: [email protected], since it sounds like $100 would be better than the $150-200 quotes you already got!