Post # 1
Ceremony and reception are in the same place. I’m not concerned with how to get to the hotel after the wedding because I’m sure someone can give me and then husband (!) a ride, but getting there…
We plan on doing photos at a park not TOO far from the venue/hotel. Far enough that we need transportation, though. Bridal party is 9 people, plus 2 photographers. And the cheapest limo I can find is $420 for 2 hours.
We only need 1 hour, but 2 seems to be the minimum. And seriously, I’m fine with paying for dinner and a 5 hour open bar and a photobooth, but I am drawing the line here. $420 for TWO HOURS, one of which I don’t even need?? No.
So I need alternative transportation. If we had public transit, I’d take it. But we don’t. Rent a van? Find 2 cars? Any other ideas out there?
Post # 3
We just used personal cars. It took a few cars to fit the whole wedding party, but it wasn’t a big deal at all.
Post # 4
So do you need transportation to the picture location and then the reception/ceremony site? I’m having issues with transportation (more for the guests though). What I think we’ll probably do for pictures – which will start ~3 hours before the ceremony, at the ceremony/reception site – is have dates of the wedding party drive us all over there. I would like my wedding party to have fun (take advantage of the open bar!) so I didn’t want them to all drive their own cars to the wedding venue. Is this a possibility for you? Either having dates or family members that won’t be taking pictures drive everyone over?
Post # 5
I suggest personal cars. Its easier and cheaper for everyone to caravan together.
My Maid/Matron of Honor drove me around and once married, we drove to our wedding dinner in our classic car.