Post # 16
I think it’s a very nice thing to provide, but not REQUIRED. The parking lot of my venue can’t fit the number of cars that would be necessary for the amount of people that are coming, so I basically need one. And most of our guests are out of town and staying at a hotel, so it makes sense.
I hate the thought of providing transportation only for the bridal party. I don’t think the other guests need to be further excluded by having to drive or pay for cabs when a select group of people rides for free. I think that’s just rude.
Post # 17
No, I think we’re all grown ups and capable of making sure that we have transportation.
Post # 18
The one part of our reception that my Darling Husband was insistent on was providing a shuttle for our guests from their hotels to the reception and back. I lined up vans, tried to figure out who was staying where, how many people would use it. It went from 30 people when we first reserved, to 17 two days before, to only appx 6 people using it the night of. In future. I would call a cab company, tell them of our event (small town) and have their number handy for guests, then possibly pay for their rides. Was NOT worth all the hassle it caused me, or the hundreds of dollars!!
Post # 19
loveisbrewing: We’re providing transportation for all of our guests and we’re trying to convince everyone to park at the hotel where we’ve blocked off rooms and use the transportation, because parking at our venue (a friend’s home) is limited. We have rented two limos that will do two pick ups at the hotel and they will also pick up guests at the end of the evening in two trips. We also have a limo that will pick up the groom and his men and transport them to the home that we’re getting married at.
I would say about half of our guests are from out of town, so I felt that it would be nice to provide transportation but I don’t think that anyone expects it. For all of the limos we’re paying about $1800, but that also includes use of a limo after the wedding, to take myself, the groom and our wedding party out on the town.
Post # 20
I’m of the opinion that if someone is adult enough to drink, they’re adult enough to find transportation.
shuttles could potentially be nice to provide, but in no way should anyone feel obligated to provide them, open bar or not.
Post # 21
My cousin got married and had transportation and it was so much fun. Everyone could drink freely and the shuttle rides made for some memorable stories!!
Our venue is about 20 min from the hotel that we have a block at and is kind of in the woods. It was really important to me to have a transportation option for guests, especially out of town guests. Not everyone will be using the transportation and they don’t have to. It is just an option.