(Closed) Reception is 4 blocks away from Hotel- still get a limo?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Should we pay for a limo for such a short distance?
    Yes : (1 votes)
    3 %
    No : (28 votes)
    97 %
  • Post # 5
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If there’s a direct, clean path (like a side walk and not too much foot traffic), I would say no too.  Plus, I know one of the bees talked about how great it was to walk the few blocks from the ceremony to the reception or picture sites b/c random people were congratulating them

    Post # 6
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    5890 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    honestly, grab a pair of cheap flats you dont care about losing, or charge one of your bridesmaids with handling them throughout the night, and just bring your shoes.  not a biggie.

    Post # 7
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Definitely not worth it – spend the money somewhere else!

    Post # 8
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    No way! Walk (if you aren’t too exhausted), check to see if the hotel offers a shuttle, or just get a reliable friend/family member to drive you. DEFINITELY save the $$! 

    Post # 10
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    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would put the money elsewhere. If you are concerned about weather, maybe get cute little umbrellas or parasols to deflect the sun? I love seeing bridal parties out and I think it creates such a cool photo opportunity.

    I agree with PP and bring flat shoes! 

    You could always leave it up to the bridal party and let them drive or cab it on their own. Still saves the money! 

    Post # 11
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    608 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m having this same debate!  Ours is more like 3/4 of a mile so I don’t really want to hike it through a college town in my dress but I don’t want to spend a few hundred for a 4 min ride.  However I also don’t want to get in a stinky yellow cab, not much of an exit.  We have thought if we go limo we will just have the limo go back and forth to the venue for the time min and shuttle guests around.
    ETA: we also don’t want to have anyone drive because we just don’t want to worry about drinking with us or the wedding party

    Post # 12
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I generally think limos are a waste of money regardless of distance, but especially in this case I wouldn’t bother. Walk, take a cab, get someone to drive, etc.

    Post # 13
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    1025 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our reception was half an hour away. We didn’t get a limo. Just had my little sister drive us around.

    She loooooved it. Though I told her to stop at Starbucks on the way, and she thought I was kidding and didn’t. That would have been way fun – to show up at Starbucks in my wedding dress.

    Post # 14
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    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    what about a town car? Cleaner than a cab, cheaper than a limo! and you’ll have AC. If you are staying in a hotel, they could probably even get it for you.

    Post # 15
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    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    I honestly wish I was getting married in NYC because I’d take a cab. It would be a luxury for me because I take the stinkin’ train all the time. I am not inclined to get a limo. I don’t want one. Maybe the Fiance will but for now, no way. I’m hopping in my mum’s minivan!

    Post # 16
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    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Yeah, my ceremony is like 3 blocks from the reception location… we will be walking as well as my guests.  My sister/MOH thought it was inconsiderate but its seems dumb to organize transportation for such a short distance esp in Boston with a TON of traffic an narrow roads.  If people have an issue walking they can always take cab.  

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