(Closed) Transporting Wedding Guests To And From Reception

posted 10 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If she is paying for it I would totally do it. Does it have to be a huge bus?? Can’t you just get a shuttle bus? My reception site is less than 2 miles away from the guests hotel and on the same road, but we are getting a shuttle because there is no way I want my guests to drink and drive.

Don’t think of it as a tacky party bus. Think of it as a wonderful courtesy to your guests to get dropped of at the door of the reception site.  

Post # 4
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

I just went to a wedding where the Bride’s family rented a trolly to take guests to the hotel which was also about 2 miles away but it was perfect and actually made for pretty photos, there alternatives to an ugly bus and if it’s so close, you can rent something small and just ask the driver to loop.

Post # 5
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

If she wants to pay for it why not?  After a night of dancing in my heels I would love to have a ride back to the hotel even if its only six blocks.  Last weekend I saw mini-buses with flower garlands and just married streamers and cans off the back of the buse taking people from the Lutheran Church on corner of Newbury St and Comm Ave to the Westin and it looked like everyone on board was having fun.

Post # 6
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293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If she wants to pay CONSIDER it but you dont have to do it.  I understand your point about the distance, or lack thereof.  I have a similar situation, literally a quarter of a mile!  My Fiance is asking his groomsmen to choose larger vehicles to rent and we will be fine.  I have been to many weddings with close and far distances, for the most part at the most elegant weddings I have not seen busses.   It just works out.  However I did attend one incredibly amazing wedding and she had a giant coach bus running outside of the venue, I know it made 3 trips back to the hotel and while it was as nice a bus as you could get I do remember it sticking in my head as Oh! (slightly nonstandard)

If you dont want it say no thanks, that you like the idea of humans managing with common courtesy.  Some of my best memories from weddings are conversations I had in different peoples cars and meeting guests I might not have.  

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