(Closed) Parking..

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What would you do about parking?
    Host the parking for guests-pay the $1500 : (18 votes)
    42 %
    tell guests upfront and offer alternatives : (25 votes)
    58 %
    other, please explain in your comment : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I love how there is one option. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think if you don’t pay for parking, it would be nice to let guests know ahead of time how much the parking fee will be.  I think you could put it on your wedding website, but it’d be nice to have a heads up.

    Post # 6
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    You are not responsible to pay for the guests parking; however, it would definitely be a nice gesture if it is in your budget!

    It was NOT in my budget and so I have put a list of parking options with prices on our wedding website!

    Post # 7
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    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think $10 is a lot to ask guests to pay for–I’d host the parking for them.

    Post # 8
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’d let them know ahead of time about the parking.

    Post # 9
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    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think if you have it in your budget, it would be nice to host the parking. I don’t think your guests should be require to pay a fee to park to come to your wedding, it’s not like they have an option to not park. I view this as very different from say a cash bar, atleast in that situation you can choose not to drink if you don’t want to pay for it, but I’d be pretty put off by having to pay to park.

     

    Post # 10
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    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If I had the money to do it, I would host the parking. If not, I would definitely let them know ahead of time about the $10 fee and any alternatives available.

    Another thing you could do is look into hiring a shuttle from whatever hotel your guests are staying at – it might be cheaper overall.

    Post # 11
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    29 posts
    Newbee

    This is a little crazy to me. Is $10 really that big of a deal? 1500 dollars is A LOT of money to pay for everyone to park. I think its actually kind of ridiculous that so many people think you should pay that much money because they wouldnt want to pay $10. I absolutely dont think you should have to pay that much. Tell people ahead of time if $10 is too much oh well I guess they shouldnt come to your wedding.

    Post # 12
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    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    That’s a great idea, Littlelynx. I’ve been looking into shuttle service as well and been quoted near $1000 (but am still searching for a less costly alternative hotels are only 3-4 miles away from venue, I was just contemplating providing transportation so people don’t drink and drive). Atleast it’s $500 cheaper (or maybe more) and then those that choose to drive themselves could just be made aware of the parking fee… That’s a good middle ground option.

    Post # 14
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    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m in the same situation.  It’s not really in our budget to pay for everyone’s parking, and I don’t think it’s a huge deal to ask people to pay $10 per vehicle to park for our wedding.  Especially if people car pool, it really isn’t that much if you divide it up between guests in the car.  I don’t know…it would be nice to pay but it’s a lot of money too.  We don’t have a wedding website, so I’m trying to figure out how we can spread the word about the parking price if we decide not to pay for it.

    Post # 15
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    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    $10 is kind of expensive for evening parking. Most places I looked at were $2-4 for valet, or were included in the venue charges. At the very least, I would make sure guests know ahead of time and that you let them know about alternatives, but if you can find any way to squeeze the $1500 out of your budget to host it, I would. If not, just don’t let anyone be surprised!!

    Post # 16
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    wow 10 bucks per person is a lot. I mean it would be different if you just had to pay like a 3 dollar valet tip, but 10 dollars is a lot. and i almost never have cash on me. 

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