(Closed) wedding party transportation – does anyone NOT do a limo?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We have a party bus. Im not a fan of it but i didnt have any control over that. basically its stupposed to take the wedding party and some of their SOs from the church to reception site, a 20 mins drive. I think we have it all day though. $300.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@liajune2013:  We aren’t getting limos or anything. Our hotel where we are getting ready is 10 minutes from the venue for ceremony and reception. I think it’s just a waste of money to get it. Almost everyone of my BM’s and myself drive SUVs with a 2 having minivans so we have plenty of space to drag us over there. We are doing all our pictures at the venue so we will be there way before the guests. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We didn’t do a limo, we just used Darling Husband car, I couldn’t justify the cost for a limo when the ceremony and reception/dance was less than a mile away

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jesssamesssa:  Same

We are kind of forced into it because our party bus will take us from the reception to the hotel at the end of the night and we have lots of drinkers..

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we’re not. our hotel is a mile or two from our venue, so we plan on driving our cars to the ceremony/venue, we’ll leave them there that night than just take a cab to our hotel.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

our reception will be about 3-4 miles from the ceremony and I’m not sure where we will be getting ready, but I have no desire to renta limo or really any paid transportation. I see nothing wrong with getting in a regular car, or even taking the light rail that runs through town (great photo opp!) I personally think limos can be really cheesy, and it seems like a waste of money.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We’re not doing a limo either – we also have a great venue so everything is in walking distance for pictures. 

Transportation is soooo low on the list of my budgeting priorities that I think we’re just going to take a couple of cars from my house to the venue. It’s only a 15minute drive. I figure, by the time we need to arrive pretty much everyone will already be sitting in their seats waiting, so no one would even see us get out of a nice car/limo anyways! 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m getting to my wedding in a four person golf cart bicycle thing. I don’t know how the men are getting there. My wedding is on the beach near a bike trail. Awesomeness. 

 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Nothing. Everyone will be responsible for getting themselves from the getting ready area (wherever that is) to the ceremony site, from the ceremony to the reception, and from the reception venue back to wherever they’re staying

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We are not providing transportation from where we are getting ready to the site, either.  I agree that it’s a waste of money.  I say use the van.  Our ceremony & reception are at the same spot, and I think we will all just drive over.  We are, however, getting a bus to transport everyone to the hotel at the end of the night.  I don’t want to be responsible for anyone drunk driving, and it’s too rural for public transportation.

Post # 13
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846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i didn’t want to have to pay for transportation so i’m having my ceremony and reception at the same place!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My Dad is picking me up and my brother taking my bridesmaids. Was an unnecessary expense and they have nice enough cars. The venue is 15 minute drive.

Post # 15
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I thought it was really cute when a friend and her Darling Husband drove in her car with “JUST MARRIED” painted on the back window (plus it made for super cute photos). 

Maybe stick everyone else in the van and drive separately in your car?  Most of the time when I go to weddings, the brides/grooms are so busy all night they barely have time for one drink.

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We didn’t book transportation.  Most likely no one outside the wedding party would know if there was a limo or not.  We were the last folks to leave the venue anyways.  Just make sure there is room to put any gifts that are brought to the wedding and any decorations. 

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