Post # 1
We are having our wedding ceremony at one of the Council Parks and the parking on the grounds of the park gets very busy very quickly. Our ceremony starts at 2pm. We have booked a pavillion there incase of rain otherwise we plan to have it just outside the pavillion on the grass. The council have given us an approval letter for this. However they told us we can’t organise for them to reserve parking spaces on our behalf for the wedding cars and that the wedding cars are not allowed to drive into the off access area at any time. My fiance suggested he could get there 2 hours early and reserve some spots as soon as he sees theyre free with some witches hats (thats if any actually get freed up!! and we dont even think were allowed to do that but what other options do we have??) We would also need a spot to be free for the company who comes and sets up the outdoor wedding ceremony stuff like chairs, signing table etc Has anyone had the same dilemma or some experience in this. What did you do and what can you suggest? Any help would be appreciated
Post # 3
@cuddlz88: OK you’re in Australia, right?
I’m pretty sure you can’t do the witches hats trick. Is it like there is always parking a block or two away and just a bit inconvenient (in which case just put word out to arrive 15 minutes early for parking). Usually for me it’s like that (whether attending a wedding or anything else).
Or is it in the middle of nowhere, several km from the nearest car park – in which case you might want to consider hiring a shuttle bus.
Post # 4
@paula1248: yep i’m in sydney. The park is near the city so we have instructed guests to park in the side streets it just means they will have to walk a bit to get to the ceremony location but as for the outdoor ceremony decorations company they will need a parking spot to offload all of the equipment. They cant exactly park a block away and carry all the stuff down that would be too hard and the wedding cars need to be close by too otherwise they will just have to drop us off and keep circling around for parking which they may never find as its so busy! One of our friends has offered to drive his dad’s car as one of the wedding cars so the other car we have a chauffer driving from a hire car company. It would suck if our friend missed the ceremony because he wasnt able to get parked anywhere after dropping the bridesmaids off at the ceremony. I dont know what we can do.. even if we asked people to get there early and park in a spot just to hold it and then move when the cars arrive then they risk missing out on the ceremony too because they will be driving around on the hunt for parking