Transport between wedding and reception venues – logistical nightmare

posted 1 year ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which transport option would you choose?

    Two wedding cars - one for my family, one for fiance's family

    Uber between venues that are a 5 minute drive away from each other

    Fiance's family drive to the ceremony and go home in their own car

  • Post # 2
    Hostess
    9084 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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    @ vegemitetoast   If they don’t want to use public transport or stay then why is this your issue to sort? I don’t mean that in a horrible way. I am sure you are just trying to help, but I am sure you have enough to deal with!

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    9084 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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    @ vegemitetoast   Well, maybe I am just mean but to be honest, they are grown up’s they can sort it!

    Post # 5
    Member
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    This isn’t your responsibility…next time you see them ask if they thought about what they will be doing for transportation or if they are planning to walk between venues and take a taxi home. They aren’t children…they can figure it out. If they tell you that you are responsible for them, tell them all guests have to sort out their own transportation. Be upfront with them about it and tell them you won’t be doing it for them. Make sure your partner is on board with it!

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    9084 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

    Seriously, I don’t know if it is because I am 17 days away from my own wedding, but there is so much to plan and think about, you really shouldn’t have to give this any head space. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    Either Uber or walking are valid options. Plan what you want for you, give them their options and pricing and let them pick what they want.

    Post # 9
    Member
    9127 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @ vegemitetoast   Is this the car that is bringing your FH from his parents house to the first look and then transporting you and him and the photographer? It is hard to tell from what you wrote.

    If it is then yes you should pay for parking for that car since you and your FH will be utilising it.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2047 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Am I missing something?  What’s wrong with them driving to the church and reception area and then driving home from there?  Seriously if they’re being that difficult stay out of it and let them figure it out…..all this extra is silly and unneccesarily stressful.

    Oooh just a thought tho….is the area from the church to reception scenic?  I’ve seen some bride/groom in the city street pics that look fabulous!  Maybe that would work for you even if its in the country.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2932 posts
    Sugar bee

    Maybe I am misunderstanding the situation, but it seems like it should be his parents’ responsibility to figure out how they’re going to get home if they don’t want to take public transportation or a taxi.  

    Is it the cost of the taxi that is making them balk? Would offering to pay for their taxi or an Uber/Uber Black for them help?

    Post # 12
    Member
    7590 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Is there not parking at the wedding? Or do they not want to drive from the ceremony to the reception? I don’t understand why they wouldn’t just drive their own car from their house to the ceremony then to the reception and then home at the end of the day.

    Either way, I would tell them this is up to them to handle.

    Post # 13
    Member
    8045 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Out of your options, I’d do the last, book them a parking spot and they can drive, or just throw your hands up and tell them to fucking deal with it. This is so not a thing to worry about, idk why they are being so difficult! 

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