Post # 1
Now that we’d contracted all of our major vendors, it’s down to the little things that are going to make or break our budget. I have a few “wish list” items I’ve had on my list, but I’m about 99% sure I won’t be able to do it all. I know these things are all different prices but it’s 3 catagories that add a significant amount, yet I know other weddngs have done without..
As a guest, which of these things would make for the best experience?
As a bride, did you do any of these things, which was more worth it?
What should I cut?
1) SHUTTLES from a few major hotels to our venue? Instead we could offer taxi info. Note: Our wedding is in a vacation town a few hours from where we live, all of our guests will be driving or flying in from both coasts. Also, our venue is only about 10 minutes from hotels and has lots of free parking
2) COMFY EXTRAS – little blankets and/or pashmina-type wraps (it’s an outdoor wedding and may get chilly later), a basket of slipper shoes by the dance floor, and some heel-protectors in the ceremony area (where there’s grass), baskets of products and mints etc in the bathrooms
3) LIMOS – special rides for the wedding party & parents only so they don’t have to drive. Otherwise they could drive or arrange their own cabs or limos.
Post # 3
I think guests can dress themselves appropriately for your wedding. Don’t worry about buying wraps or flip flops.
Spend the money on transportation for you, your bridal party and the guests! We rented one coach bus and used it for the bridal party – it then circled around and picked up the family to bring them to the venue for pictures and then went back for guests – at the end of the evening we all drove back to the hotel together. People really appreciated not having to worry about driving.
Post # 4
I’d cut the “comfy extras” (sounds like a waste of money to get pashminas for people…most people will probably leave them behind; I wouldn’t take off my shoes at a wedding for slippers; and bathroom products are nice but unnecessary).
I’d also probably cut the shuffles for guests. Those are nice, but also unnecesary.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I would cut both the comfy extras and the limo. I’ve been to a number of weddings where the bridal party rides in the shuttle with the other guests, and it’s never been an issue.
As a guest, having a shuttle is a HUGE perk.
Post # 6
Honestly I’d cut both the limos for the bridal party/parents and the “comfy extras.” The comfy extras seem a bit over the top, and will not find their way home with the guests. You’ll spend hundreds on pashminas that will sit in your closet for 10 years before you donate them. Don’t waste the money. For transportation for the bridal party, hire taxis to take them to the reception and join the guests on the shuttles back. That will save you quit a nice chunk of money, plus it really is not fun trying to get into a limo in a wedding dress.
Post # 7
didnt i just answer this?
Post # 8
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