(Closed) No limo? How do you get there?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Maid of honour drive me in my car that I had cleaned thoroughly for the day 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

we are staying at the hotel where we are having the ceremony so that wont be a problem… however we need transportation to the picture taking site and reception and back to the hotel and will most likely have Future Brother-In-Law or Fiance drive.. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m working on this too. We are planning to rent transportation to get from the church to the reception but most of our wedding party is coming from out of town so we’re looking at a network of carpooling (and maybe taxis) to get them to the church to get ready and back to their hotels from the reception. If you need a bigger car than anyone has available you can look into renting a suv or van for the day and designating a driver. It’s not terribly fancy but it’s a lot cheaper then paying for the limo to sit around for a couple hours.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are having ours at a bed & breakfast, where we will be staying 3 nights [1 night prior, 1 night after] – so it’s in the same area. However, we are going to rent a nice convertable for our honeymoon/next day getaway pictures. For 13 days its only like $400 in our area!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why can’t you drive yourself? Or have a bridesmaid drive you, and then you and your husband leave together?

We did a first look, so we went together. We didn’t need to drive – the venue was down the street from our hotel, but if we had needed to drive, he would have driven us.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We borrowed cars. We found friends who had two reasonably similar white cars. We decorated them with ribbons and tulle and viola, there were our “limos”! (I got ready at home so I was rode the “limo” in my wedding dress). The car owners (who were also guests) were our chaffeurs.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We actually rented a car and driver one way for me and my parents. The bridesmaids and groomsmen drove themselves. After the ceremony, his folks drove my folks to the reception, and my husband and I arrived at the reception in our own car (which I thought was rather sweet and meaningful).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

wedding party drove themselves.

i started getting ready at home and my mom and i drove to the church together, where i finished getting ready.

my husband and i drove to the reception together in a car we borrowed from a friend.

traditionally, the bride and groom shouldn’t drive themselves. i believe it’s usually the best man who drives them if they don’t have a limo or anything.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I live in a one horse town, so no limos here! Or within 50 miles for that matter. Everyone’s driving themselves, excpet for out-of-town guests. We can carpool!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Limos weren’t important to us.  Husband drove himself (we had no bridal party, so no best man), and my parents drove me.  My husband drove us both home afterwards.  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am working on this too.

I really wanted a limo but it’s not going to fit into the budget so I was kind of panicking. Thankfully my lovely BMs came to my rescue and said it would be no problem for everyone to drive themselves (to/from the getting ready location, ceremony venue, reception, then home).

We will probably pick 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man and 1 Groomsmen to drive since our bridal party has 10 people in it.

Another Bridesmaid or Best Man is going to see if she could rent her church’s van for a few hundred dollars since that’s all I can afford.

I’ve also considered calling around to see how much it’d cost to RENT a 10 seater van and just asking a close family friend to drive.

 

 Where I live public transportation is practically non-existant so ….. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this goes off without a hitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I just drove myself.  Everyone did.  My husband caught a ride with his best man, so we took my car after the reception.  No one said or thought a thing.

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