(Closed) should we provide transportation?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Should we provide transportation from the hotel to the venue and back again?
    yes, provide trasportation : (22 votes)
    73 %
    nice, but not necessary : (8 votes)
    27 %
    totally not needed : (0 votes)
    other - I'll explain below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    If you can afford it, it’s SO nice to be able to take official transportation instead of dealing with getting a taxi yourself…  We have a similar situation and are hiring high school kids to shuttle people and their cars back to town.

    Post # 4
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    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    its definitely so much better and much more thoughtful to have transportation… however it can sometimes be expensive and get cut out. I think that it should be a yes if at all possible. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it would be a really nice gesture to your guests if you can afford it.  Espeically if you have guests who haven’t traveled a lot and might not be used to using taxis. 

     

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    This is one expense my Fiance and I actually agreed on way before we were even engaged.  If you can manage it, I think it’s definitely worth it.  Your guests will have such a more relaxed, stress-free evening if they don’t have to worry about driving (especially after a night of drinking, and especially in another country, where, as you pointed out, they would have to drive on the opposite side of the road).  

    I would say that you don’t need to worry about getting shuttles to each and every hotel guests end up booking.  What we are doing is just specifying on our wedding website which hotel will have a shuttle (it’s the only one where we blocked off rooms).  Then people can choose their hotel accordingly.  Also, look for transportation that only charges you for actual hours spent shuttling and will leave the reception (and thus not charge you for that time) and come back when it’s over; we are doing that and only paying about $200 total for roundtrip service.  

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think providing transportation would be wonderful because most of your guests are not familiar with the area, and the driving on the other side of the road is a big deal when you are not used to it! But I would only provide it to the hotels you have blocked rooms at, and advertise that before people book. If people choose to stay somewhere else, they can be responsible for their own transportation.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We provided transportation for our Destination Wedding in St. Thomas. I totally think you should provide it especially since people are spending money to attend your wedding.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yes especially consdiering it’s a DW< people are shelling out a ton of money to attend, the least you can do is provide them a safe ride to and from the reception. 

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