Post # 1
So I’m trying to figure out transportation/limp situation and I have NO idea what’s going on. How are you all being transported and when? I’ll give a quick rundown of what I was envisioning, and everyone else can set me straight.
Noonish: Limo picks up me and my girls and we go to the church. Fiance says he wants to get himself there, I don’t want to be bothered with cars and driving so I want the limo.
After the ceremony: Does the wedding party (including us?) all go together in one limo? Or are the Bride and Groom supposed to go separately for “alone time”? We would be on our way to photos, so I’m assuming together.
Fiance also has a vintage Corvette he wanted to work in. Could we do it here or just too difficult? Better to keep everyone together?
6:00: Limo drops us all off at reception. At this point I think we can let the limo go.
After reception: We plan to rent a bus to take everyone to the hotel. Should we just go with everyone in a big party or should we as the bride and groom make some big exit in another car?
Does this sound normal? What is everyone else doing? I feel like we need the limo for like 6 hours but all the packages are for 3 hours so I feel like I’m going wrong somewhere.
Post # 3
Bump?? Is there a better forum for this?
Post # 4
Not to be annoying but bumping during the day instead of night when everyone’s sleeping!
Post # 5
Your post was a little hard to follow but here’s what we did. Limo for 4 hours. Pick up girls at hotel and take to chapel, go back and get boys. After ceremony we took pictures (everyone together), let limo go. Then for reception departure we rented a town car to take us. We didn’t worry about everyone else as they knew they’d need to figure out transportation. Most got cabs which was super cheap.
Post # 6
The limo is picking us up around 3 for formal portraits. The groomsmen and Fiance will meet us wherever the portraits will be taken. From there, we will all go together to our venue (ceremony/reception in the same place). The limo will leave us there, and our car will be there (and probably decked out) so we can get to the hotel later that night.
You could work in the Corvette, but I think it might be difficult getting it around with you without having someone else drive it around and follow you, but then be stuck having to get a ride back some other way.
As for leaving, I think you should do whatever you want. Traditionally the bride and groom leave alone, but if you wanted to leave with everyone else, you could do that, too.
Post # 7
We are getting ourselves to the church. Car pooling and limiting the cars there, we are then taking a trolley around town and to the beach for pictures. This includes Fiance and I and our BM’s and Groomsmen. The trolley will then drop us at the hotel/reception. We are bringing cars to the hotel/reception before the wedding so we wont have to worry about transportation the following day. The guys will do this the morning of the wedding, and parents and such will drive the vehicles we did need to take to the church to the hotel/ reception for the BM’s and Groomsmen.
Post # 8
I am having 1 limo and 1 car. Fiance and I will have the car all night but the limo is just for 4 hours, to get to the church and then to the reception. At the end of the night everyone has to take their own car or use taxis. In my case we have a lot of Out of Town guests but we don’t have the extra money to spend on transporting guests back to the hotel.
Post # 9
@MrsPinkPeony: I like this plan. Seems the easiest. Although I do want to get transportation for after the reception because it’s a small area and I don’t want my guests to worry or drive drunk.
@abbie017: Thanks for the input! I’m having trouble with the corvette logistics too, seems kind of difficult because we don’t know how it would get there/where we would leave it.
Post # 10
@RoyalLime: I love trolleys (trollies?) 🙂 So fun! Especially on a gorgeous day.
@Garnety: Sounds simple enough. I need to simplify.
Post # 11
The best idea for you sounds like use the limo to transport you and the girls to the church and than leave with hubby in the Corvette. Stop at a spot and hop onto the limo and have an assigned person take the Corvette back to the reception. That way you and hubby can leave in the Corvette as well.
Our transportation plan:
Walk to ceremony site, trolley pick up for more pictures, trolley drops at ceremony site and leaves to pick up guests from hotel to bring to ceremony site, pedicab picks up Fiance and I to leave the ceremony. Trolley transports wedding party and guests to hotel. Reception is in hotel and everyones’ cars are there for them when they need to leave. Voila. Trolley rental=4 hours, pedicab rental=1 hour
Post # 12
@baletrina: Oh I like your plan! Although I didn’t think about picking up the OOTers from the hotel for the ceremony. I think I need to leave that to them.
Post # 13
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Post # 14
I didn’t really follow what you were asking but this is what I am thinking of doing as I have yet to book either transportation or the ceremony venue (oops).
I plan to hire a mini bus to pick me and my girls up from my house and bring us to the ceremony site. Fi will drive himself and our older son in his car. Gromsmen will go in their own cars.
After ceremony, fi and I will take off in our car (mini bus will transport oot guests who don’t have their own cars to reception site…after cocktails I think). If we do go someplace to take pics, bridal party will follow us to said site in their own cars (we’ll carpool if needed).
If I hire the bus for the whole day, after reception, mini bus will take oot guests back to my house.