Post # 1
So I thinking about having a bus from our venue to get everyone back to the hotel safely. (we’ve got some people we plan on inviting that love their booze 🙂 ) So where do they leave their cars? Ceremony and reception are at the same venue, so do I have the bus pick up anyone who is staying at the hotel and bring them over to the venue and then back to the hotel afterwards?
Post # 3
Yes, but if possible you may want to have the bus do 2 trips back to the hotel: one right after the cake cutting and another at the end of the reception. Not everybody may want to stay the whole time (even if your wedding is awesome).
Post # 4
We’re doing the shuttle bus thing. We’re discouraging guests from renting cars and offering a couple of parking spaces at our house to folks who drive from out-of-town because hotel parking is $40/day. We have a list of in-towners who want to go on the shuttle but have already told them that out-of-towners/anyone actually sleeping at the hotel gets first dibs– I can’t afford a third shuttle– once all the RSVP’s are in and I’ve got a final headcount on the out-of-towners I’ll offer the in-towners the option to park at the hotel and ride in the bus.