(Closed) Short limo distance needed for so much money!!! Help!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Would you be opposed to a taxi service instead?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, can you just take a cab or car service downtown at the end of the night?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Most companies that I’ve seen charge by the hour with a 3-4 hours minimum, unfortunately. I think your best bet might be some sort of taxi service or something like that. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My uncle owns a limo company, and these prices seem pretty standard.  The reason you have to pay for the whole time is they can’t book anyone else in that time.  Like they can’t pick you up/drop you off, go do another job during your reception, and then come back.  That’s just not how it works.

We had the limo just for the ceremony, and going to the reception.  Then we had a trolley to bring everyone back at the end of the night.  It was expensive though.

ETA: Anyone who drove to the ceremony dropped their cars back off at the hotel and took a cab to the reception so that they could use the trolley service at the end of the night.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I feel your pain, I went through the same process of trying to find a limo company who could do more of a pick-up/drop-off service and all of them required I book for the full duration of the wedding.  It makes sense and I understand why they’d do this but I was frustrated too.

Have you tried searching for transportation service companies?  Alot of limo companies do things like airport drop-offs and pick-ups and might be willing to do the same for your wedding party. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Some Limo companies allow you to rent a Limo without a driver if you can provide a qualified driver who is approved by their insurance company.

You could also try to rent a larger vehicle such as a Hummer.

Or, rent a school bus from a private company.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Just get a taxi– some towns even have vintage taxi companies so you and the groom can ride in a cool looking car (and take pics with it!) but without the super crazy expensive costs. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I also vote for cabs. Just because they’re there doesn’t mean you have to take pictures of them. I don’t think a couple picutres with a limo is worth it, at all. And it shouldn’t be that confusing. Just decide before hand where you’re all going first tell that to all the cabbies. Then everyone meets up there. Easy peasy. Also, how is everyone getting home after partying down town?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wanted this as well and our hotel is only about a 10 min drive to the venue (where the ceremony AND reception will be)  I found a company who wouldn’t charge us multiple hours (they called it Point A to Point B service) because I was only needing a drop off but it was still close to $250.  At first I was irritated that it costs so much and then my oh so clever fiance responded with, “well babe, you’re not paying for a ride to the venue, you’re paying for the expeirenc”. BAM! That hit me.  He’s right.  I’m sure it doesn’t cost 250 for someone to pick me up in a standard car, but if I want the expeirence of a limo, driver, bridal party together…ect. then I’ll be paying for it.

We decided to drive ourselves =)  BUUUUT, I think the cabs would be fun! Gets your bridal party there without them having to drive, but costs a lot less.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Rent a limo for 1 hour to pick you and your groom up from the ceremony and drop you off at the venue. One hour won’t cost the earth and you get a photo of you getting out of it when u arrive. If the hour will not cover everyone’s journey, get the rest of the party into cabs.

Dont turn up in a cab at your reception. Give yourself the luxury of a limo at some point of your day.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I can’t see spending money on limos, etc. either. Nothing wrong with cabs! You may be able to decorate them beforehand, too, if you talk to the company!

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