(Closed) Who did not rent Limo's for their wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Renting Cars or Limo's for Wedding?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    7 %
    No : (76 votes)
    89 %
    Other - please explain : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    688 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m not. No one in the bridal party is Out of Town and the venue is only about 20 minutes away from the majority of my guests’ houses.

     

    Plus, that’s just not something I would spend money on, anyway.

    Post # 4
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    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @missjewels:  We’re not having a limo because the ceremony and reception are at the same venue.  FI is getting ready with the Groomsmen and will drive them to the venue.  My parents are driving myself and BMs in their SUV.

    I do think that when you’re shuttling between church and reception venue you need to provide transportation depending on your budget, it seems to me like you’re doing what your budget allows.

    I didn’t answer your poll because I’m not sure if you’re asking in it if you should provide transportation or if WE, posters offered transportation to our parties.

    Post # 5
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I found your poll confusing.  No – we didn’t have a limo.  Personally don’t get why one would spend so much on one, though it was fun at high school grad, haha.

    Shrug it off, or ask her to foot the bill if she feels it is so important (tongue in cheek comment!)

    Post # 6
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    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Not only are we not renting any sort of car, but our “get away car” is using the Uber car service so it’ll cost us like $25. I was getting quotes that were like $215/hour with a Saturday night 3 hour minimum and the distance between the reception and the hotel is 2.6 miles. I will walk 2.6 miles prior to paying $645 for a ride.

    Post # 7
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    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    We are not having one. We rented a bus to transport guests to/from the hotel (lots of Out of Town people and drinkers) but that’s it. The bus is going to make a separate trip to take the moms, BMs, and me over early. Fiance and the Groomsmen will get ready together and take a car over. We will ride the bus back to the hotel with our guests. We’re planning on going out after with friends anyway, so we’ll just keep the party going.

    Post # 8
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    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We didn’t have one – our Bridal Party drove their own cars to our venue, and we used my husband’s convertible as our getaway car. 

    While some still do limos, I think limos are not as common any more.

    Post # 9
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    712 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We’re still in the debating process….its so much money! We are having ceremony and reception in the same place but taking pictures about 20 mins away. Is it bad to ask BM’s/Groomsmen to drive there? ahhh i dont know.

    Post # 10
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    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had about a 20 min drive between the church and ceremony and all of them carpooled.  Every wedding I’ve been in it was like that and I didn’t mind.  Our wedding party liked being able to ride with their spouse/SO and have some 1-on-1 time with them too. 

    Post # 11
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    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had about a 20 min drive between the church and ceremony and all of them carpooled.  Every wedding I’ve been in it was like that and I didn’t mind.  Our wedding party liked being able to ride with their spouse/SO and have some 1-on-1 time with them too. 

    Post # 12
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    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    No limos, no cars here! Our reception is 3 miles away. Also, I would rather take a taxi than a limo because I really dont like how limos look.

    Post # 13
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    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We didn’t do a limo. Our ceremony and reception was in the same venue so it was really unecessary. We just all drove up in our parent’s vehicles.

    We did however have a horse drawn wagon inside the venue – our venue was a pioneer village and we transported guests from teh vistor’s centre to the church as well as the bridal party and ourselves. So I guess this was our transportation cost.

    Post # 14
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    No limos or fancy cars at our wedding either. Our wedding was at a hotel, so the getting ready places, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were in the same building (albeit in different rooms/spaces) so that pretty much says it all, where even if I wanted a limo I didn’t have a need for it. It was definitely a money saver to not have to worry about transportation. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I was in a wedding that did not have a limo for us, and I ended up driving with another bridesmaid to the ceremony and to the reception with the photographer!

    Honestly, nobody noticed at all… really, it is fun but when the day is actually happening, it is a minor detail.

    i wouldnt worry about it too much.. your guests wont notice at all.

    OP, maybe instead of having a limo, spend a little money to put snacks, magizines, and sparkling wine with glasses in the cars that your wedding party will drive in (non alcoholic if laws say you cant have open alcohol for passengers) ! it will be cheaper but stil be special for your wedding party!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My Mother-In-Law drove me there while my Father drove my Husband.  My Parents-In-Law drove us back to the hotel!

    I certainly don’t regret it and am actually very happy that we saved all of that money.  It really wasn’t necessary.  It also snowed so the limo wouldn’t have been able to make it up the mountain anyways…haha.

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