Post # 1
Hello, I’m so glad I found this site! It has been so nice to read advice from “real” people!
I need to know the etiquette on transportation to and from the ceremony/reception site. If we rent specialty transportation, such as limos or party buses, who rides in them? We also have lots of out-of-town guests; is it my responsibility to provide rides for those who have flown in for the wedding? Thanks!
Post # 3
We are not providing transportation of any kind. We just can’t afford it. So we are hoping people will just rent cars to get where they need to go. Fingers crossed!
Post # 4
I just talked to a limo company today. Most limos only hold about 18 people max comfortably. Here is what the limo company recommended (and what we’ll probably go with)
2:00 pm Limo picks Bride, Bridesmaids, and mother up from salon/house/wherever and takes them to the church
2:30 pm: Limo picks Groom, Groomsmen, and other males up from wherever and takes them to the church
After the ceremony (about 4:00 pm) the limo will take the entire group (Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, and maybe both sets of parents) to the reception.
I do not think you are responsible at all for transporting guests.
Oh By The Way, we were quoted that the limo is normally $150/hr but since its during the day they charge $135/hr plus 20% gratuity for the drivers. 3 hr minimum. We are estimating the cost to be about $500
Post # 5
No, it’s not your responsibility… but if your wedding is in a city, and Out of Town guests don’t have rental cars, then providing transportation might be nice. We decided to provide a trolley shuttle for at least some of our guests, so that people who want to drink have the option to not drink and drive. It takes a load off my shoulders knowing that everyone will be safe! A lot of our older guests are opting out of the shuttle transportation b/c they’re not big drinkers, and they might want to leave the reception early.
Post # 6
We’re doing limos for the wedding party and our parents/grandparents. We’re also doing a trolley to get everyone back to the hotel at the end of the night.
It’s costing a fortune, but my family are huge drinkers and I would just feel better knowing that no one was driving.