Post # 1
We have rented one limo for the main purpose of having the bride in groom use to travel to the reception site after the ceremony. Bride and dad will take the limo to the ceremony site and then dad finds his own ride to the reception. Our issue is that others are wanting to ride in the limo on the way to the ceremony…but that means that will need a ride to the reception…what should I say to everyone?
Post # 3
At most weddings I’ve been to either the bride and groom ride alone in the limo or the whole bridal party rides together to the reception and for photos. My family seems to like having the girls in the limo on the way to the ceremony, but I think it’s lovely that you are having your dad with you! If you want to have the limo to yourselves I would just let people know that you want to be able to take that time to have a few moments alone that day and let everything sink in. If you have a bridal party you will want to arrange for their transportation. This could be arranging for certain Bridal Party members to carpool with each other or renting another vehicle if your budget permits.
Who is actually bothering you about asking for rides? People in the bridal party might need a little bit of an explanation and an alternative plan. If other people like your family are wanting to ride in the limo I would just let them know that the limo is reserved only for the bride and groom or the bridal party.
Post # 4
Bride and groom get the lime alone! People should not be wanting or asking to ride with you, I find it rude for them to do so! If this happened to ME I would say something along the lines of “Ok, but you’re gonna need a blindfold and earplugs”.
But if you aren’t that harsh or abrupt, I would say something like “Sorry, we would like the time alone, since we won’t get much time alone right after the ceremony”.