Post # 1
We have a large-ish bridal party (14, 7 guys, 7 girls) and one of my BMs just asked about wedding day transportation. To be honest, we looked into have a shuttle from the hotel to the church and then from the church to the reception, and then one from the reception to the hotel at the end of the night. After looking into costs and knowing that most people will have cars, it just didn’t feel like a cost we could justify.
Now that she’s asked I feel like a bad bride by not providing transportation for our guests and bridal party. What did you do or what will you do? How much do you plan to spend? Is it rude of us NOT to provide transportation? Thanks for your advice!
Post # 3
We’re transporting our bridal party to the church and to the reception, but not back to the hotel at the end of the night. We figured that if we get them to the church, there’s no way they’ll be late, and if we get them to the reception, we’ll already have everyone together for the pictures and entrances. They can drive back to the hotel at the end of the night with their SOs who are not in the bridal party.
Post # 4
Meh we aren’t really planning on offering transportation for anyonespecifically since we’re all local.
I mean okay, my Maid/Matron of Honor, myself and Bridesmaid or Best Man will likely carpool together, the groom & Bridesmaid or Best Man will probably go together but the other groomsman is local so he will prob be driving himself.
limos, shuttles taxis and what have you are just too expensive, especially considering that mostly everyone is local or will have their own vehicle.
Post # 5
renting an suv to fit each bridal party… unless we find someone with an suv that can fit us all
Post # 6
We are having a shuttle from the ceremony to the reception for guests.
The bridal party will be transported across the harbor via boat.
At the end of the night we will probably have shuttle vans to take people back to the hotel (but it’s also a 5 min walk).
People will walk from the hotel to the ceremony (2 min walk).
Post # 7
we’re bussing our guest to the venue there is only one about 30 mins from the allocated hotels for a Destination Wedding.
Honestly, I think you should provide transport for your bridal party to church to reception. Donno about after reception but how do they get their cars then?
Post # 8
Do you expect your bridal party to ride with you from church to reception, etc.? If so, I think you need to arrange transport. Our ceremony and reception are in basically the same location, but we’re looking into having a bus/trolley/something to transport guests from the hotels to the ceremony, and then from the reception back to the hotels. I just think people who are younger will enjoy it more knowing they don’t have to drive.
Post # 9
I think you should provide transportation for your wedding party to both the church and the reception after that everyone is on their own. I don’t think it is necessary for you to transport your guests.
I am providing a motor-coach for the guests and a limo for the bridal party. The coach will be available to take people back to the hotel afgter the reception, but not the limo.
Post # 10
@MrsKitchenQueen:My fi and I had this problem (24 person bp) we rented 2 15 passenger vans from enterprise and they gave us a discount since it was our wedding. I think it was around 100 dollars.
Post # 11
OUr reception and ceremony are the same location. I will be getting ready further away with teh girls and a limo will bring us to the location. The guys will be getting ready at the hotel that is 5 miles away so while we girls start our pictures the limo will go get the guys and then the immediate family (run a shuttle).
The guests can drive or take a 60 person bus we rented that will run two shuttle runs there as well as 2 shuttle runs back after.
So 1 limo, 1 bus total
Post # 12
We are getting a Limo from the church to the park for photo shoot then reception place.
Post # 13
Fiance and I have a bridal party of 18 (including us). The bridal party will meet us at the ceremony location by their own transportation means and then we’ve rented a party bus to get all of us from the ceremony location to the reception location.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford
I was just in a wedding this weekend- the bride had a party bus for the bridal party and close family members only. It took us from our getting-ready place to the ceremony site, then to an after-party location, but not to the hotel- everyone had to catch a cab from there.
For ours, we are renting a school bus! The bus will pick the bridal party up from our hotel around 3:00 so we can go take pictures, drop us off at the ceremony/reception site, then head back to the hotel for our guests. The bus will wait at the venue in case anyone needs to head back early, and will take guests home at the end of the night. We will have the bus for a little over 8 hours and are spending a little under $600. Many of our guests are traveling across the state and staying at a hotel for a few nights so we thought helping with transportation would be nice.
Post # 15
We’re planning on having transportation to/from the hotel and ceremony/reception site (they’re at the same location). We’re having an open bar and just don’t want to worry about drinking and driving. Plus a lot of people are from out of town and I don’t want them getting lost. I know a lot of people will drive themselves, but I want them to have that option. I haven’t looked into the exact cost but I budgeted a pretty high number to make sure we can cover it.