(Closed) Ops please! Wedding day shuttle for guests

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
5323 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Chances are if he’s shuttling people he won’t be able to come to the party or hang out with his guest. People are going to be leaving throughout the night, or that’s what happened at ours anyways. You might want to offer him a bit more cash and forget the “come hang out” bit and just treat it like a night’s well paid work for him πŸ™‚

Post # 4
95 posts
Worker bee

My cousin had a large passenger van to shuttle people and it worked quite well. 

In reference to what the PP said about him not enjoying the time – you could specify that the shuttles runs between certain times so for dinner/dancing he could be there and later make shuttle runs.

Post # 5
2570 posts
Sugar bee

We did a big bus and had people sign up at the hotel which run they wanted to take. There were 2 runs there and 2 runs home. If they wanted to leave early they had to drive.  Of course we didnt follow up on the signup sheet, but this prevented everyone from trying to catch the last shuttle.

Post # 6
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re thinking of doing something like this as well.  I would agree that you shouldn’t invite him to the party- you could give him a few hours off from when the ceremony starts until an hour after dinner, and give him some extra money to eat somewhere local.

Post # 7
3605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

my first concern is insurance for both you and the driver – otherwise i think a shuttle for guests is a thoughtful idea but be sure to explain to him he cant drink at all/all night

Post # 9
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You have to be 25 to drive a rental car, or some places charge and additional fee for drivers under 25.  Just something to keep in mind if your nephew’s friend is only 19.   

Post # 10
4 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Ms Rocky Point:  Also, I would still be a little nervous about liability issues, which are covered if you rent a shuttle service. But then again, it sounds like an easy drive without a lot that could happen. Hope it works out for you! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
26 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am doing the exact same thing.  My sister’s friend will pick ppl up at the hotels, and shuttle to the reception (and back home at set times). I’m paying her $200, and obviously she’ll be getting a meal at the wedding. I think paying her a decent amount makes it more a “job” than a “favor”. It’s the perfect solution, as I didn’t have enough guests to fill a school bus. 

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