(Closed) Tipsy Taxi?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d go with option 2. Really if you guests get drunk without a plan for getting home, then they can pay for cab ride. I think option 1 could have some serious legal/insurance implications, so I’d avoid it to be safe.

Post # 4
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree that option 2 sounds best. Your guests should expect to pay for a cab if they get drunk.

Post # 5
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Option 3 – Rent 1 or 2 SUV’s for the night (and get the full rental insurance on them) and list the college kids as the drivers on the vehicles.  Then give the 2 college kids some money to be chauffers.  This way – if (god forbid) anything happens while the college kids are driving, everyone’s financial and legal butt is covered. 


Post # 6
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Option 2. I think option 1 is a little inappropriate, even for college students. You just don’t want to take on that kind of legal liability should anything happen (drinking related or not). Plus option 2 doesn’t involve you spending extra money, just calling cabs for people to take home. 

Post # 7
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

if your hotel is only 1 mile away, will they give you a shuttle? some hotels will do this for free, especially if you have a lot of people staying with you.

But, I think having taxis available is more than sufficient. Just let people know in advance so they know 🙂

Post # 8
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We hired cabs for everyone. But it ended up not working out very well since at 11pm on a Saturday night cab companies are swamped so only FOUR out of the TEN we had arranged for showed up. We felt horrible. When our guests called the number we gave them (since the cabs never showed after half an hour) other cab companies showed up eventually, after another hour of waiting, and they didn’t take our charge account we set up since it was a different cab company. It was a nightmare.

Post # 9
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your hotel may offer a shuttle. Even if it’s $100 for late nigth hours, it would still be worth it.

Otherwise I would go with option 2. You could always arrange to have a cab waiting for when the reception ends. I’m sure if you offered $100 they would drive the mile back and forth for an hour and return your guests to the hotel. I think this idea is a nice touch and will keep your guests celebrating til the end.

Post # 10
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We are on a limited budget and we are renting a charter bus to take guests between the hotel and the reception. The quote I got was $300-$400 for the evening. we worked it into the venue budget. Hope that helps!

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