(Closed) Transportation and the wedding party

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We are renting 3, 15P vans…1 for the bridesmaids, 1 for the groomsmen and 1 for the dates; we have to do this because we are all staying at a site about 40 minutes away from the wedding/reception site (on the day of the wedding, each group will take a van down). However, you could probably get away with 1 van for everyone and their dates, depending on the size of the party. This may only be more economical than 2 limos if you can return the van on Sunday or if you want it for the whole weekend(if your party is coming from OOT) and people will chip in. We are paying ourselves and it is $1,500 for a Thursday-Monday for 3, just to give you an idea.

Post # 4
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

cinderellasmom,

You can hire one limo but have them go back and forth. Weekends usually require a minimum number of hours anyway so instead of having the limo wait and sit there idle, use it!

You could make the first trip be groomsmen, then second be bridesmaids, then the third be the bride and groom, or maybe family also..Or any subsequent trips you might need. 

Post # 6
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

cinderellasmom,

You can rent a bus-shuttle thing. I’m not sure what the right term is or how to describe it, but it is very formal wear friendly and spacious. Here it is: 

Post # 7
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66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I was honestly baffled and pretty stressed about this issue for our wedding.  We ended up having the bridal party drive to the ceremony together from the hotel then back to the hotel afterwards.  We arranged for taxis to pick them up and take them to and from the reception.  I couldn’t justify the extra cost of a limo/bus to get them all to the ceremony. One of the girls seemed a bit miffed by us not providing transportation to the ceremony but I have been to several weddings where transportation wasn’t provided for the bridal party at all.  I spoke to our DOCs about it and they said it wasn’t bad etiquette.  Hope that helps!

Post # 9
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

You don’t have to provide but it’s a nice courtesy if they are out of towners.  Some limo companies also let you split the hours and take off while you are in the church and stuff so you can maximize the time and do an extra trip if you can only rent one limo. 

Another nice option is to have a friend or relative drive you in a nice car they have with the car decorated and let the party travel by their own transportation or in the limo you do rent.

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