(Closed) Transportation that won't break the bank – ideas please!

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Where are you transporting people to/from? The hotel to the venue? The ceremony to the reception? Will the vehicle even be seen by any guests or will you just be in and out?

We went with a basic shuttle bus that carted people every hour to and from our hotel to our venue (ceremony and reception in same location). No photos were taken of it and I had a lot bigger and better things to worry about than the transportation. It was practical and that’s all I cared about. Also I think people appreciated being shuttled around so they didn’t have to drive. 

Post # 5
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

In Maryland a lot of people go with trolley cars.  Can hold a lot of people, good for pictures, and a little cheaper than the regular shuttle vans, plus more fun.



Post # 7
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think our hotel offers the shuttle big enough to fit 10 people at a time. And I’m only spending 30 to havtwit run past 10 o clock. All in all it’s cheaper and no one is drinking and driving

Post # 8
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We rented a school bus.. 🙂  We will be using it to transport our guests to and from the wedding.  I imagine that is how the wedding party will get there, too.  I don’t really remember how much it was.  I want to say $50 a trip??


We also looked into a trolley (too expensive only because there is ONE trolley company so they can price gouge).  Check with your hotel.  Many hotels have a shuttle or are willing to rent a shuttle van if you book so many rooms with them.  It’s worth inquiring about.. 🙂

Post # 9
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@alevesque2000:  It was a 32 passenger and for the whole night it cost us around $600. My in-laws knew the owner of the company so I think that’s why we got a pretty good deal, but overall a standard shuttle bus shouldn’t be too expensive. There are also “mini shuttles” that we looked into before we went big (approx. 15 passenger). If you’re looking at a car just for you and your sweetie, why not check out a luxury rental company? There are a few around Boston that I know of, they must be all around the country though – they rent Porche, Ferrari, Maybach, etc!!

Post # 10
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We also rented a school bus. A shortbus to transport the wedding party around before and after the ceremony.  And then a large school bus to shuttle people from the hotel to the reception – two pick up times and then at the end of the night we had another two pick up times to bring them back to the hotel.

It cost us $250 all together.

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