(Closed) On skipping valet parking…

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What do you think of valet parking at weddings (when plenty of free parking available to guests)?
    Valet is a courtesy that should always be offered to wedding guests : (2 votes)
    6 %
    No biggie if we skip it : (29 votes)
    94 %
    Other - please explain :) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t think it’s necessary, especially since you said there is plenty of available parking. 

    Post # 4
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I live in a small area, all of the weddings ive been too havent had valet parking, but they were all in small towns. Even if they were in a big city, I wouldn’t mind.

    Where are you having your wedding?

    Post # 5
    46609 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would rather you spend that $500 on something much more important than valet parking- your honeymoon perhaps?

    Post # 6
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d say it is totally fine! my venue includes 10 complimentary valet passes so we are giving those to grandparents/older people attending but outside of that if guests want valet parking they have the option to pay. We couldn’t remove the valet option because our venue is a downtown hotel and they are outside the hotel all the time. 

    Post # 8
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think if there’s an abundance of obvious parking nearby it’s totally unnecessary.

    Post # 9
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @HaveGroomWillTravel:  I really dislike valet parking. I’d be all for parking my own car, and I’ve actually never seen this at a wedding and would never expect it. If I did have to use valet, it would be a most unwelcome surprise! Plus many times people take small purses to weddings and may not have cash or small bills with which to tip. I’d say, skip it!

    Post # 11
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @HaveGroomWillTravel:  WOW! I totally agree with you, I much prefer self-parking so I know where my car is and I can come/go as I please with it. 

    I totally don’t think that price is worth it and if your venue allows you to do self-parking, DO IT! Some venues in my area require it and in this case at least you have the choice.

    Post # 12
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    Yay, glad to hear you skipped it, it’s so unnecessary

    Post # 13
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would add that you may want to note somewhere (e.g. wedding website) that self-parking is available, just in case your guests assume that valet is the only option or that it is covered. I think noting that “self parking is available” sound better than noting that valet parking isn’t covered by you and Fiance.

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