(Closed) Who rides in the limo?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

IMO, yes you need to dish out the money to cover their transportation. In my experience the bridal party always accompanies the bride and groom in the limo anyways. And since you are requiring them to travel to two different picture locations.. The logistics of that is on you, you need to provide them transportation. 

Couldnt the limo driver drop you and your Fiance off at the last picture location and take the Bridal Party back to th reception area, then return to get you guys?

Post # 4
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Our whole bridal party rode in the limo, and we made sure that dates, friends, or family members would be able to get them back to their cars (left at the church) after the reception. Having our bridal party in the limo with us helped keep everyone together and get everyone to all of the photos at the same time. When my husband and I did our first look/just us photos, the bridal party just hung out in/around the limo or in a gazebo at the park with bottles of water and whatnot.

However, I’ve also been in weddings where the getaway car was for bride and groom only, and we were responsible for our own transportation. That wasn’t a problem, and a lot of the BMs chose to ride around together.

So really, I think you can go both ways just as long as you let your bridal party know what’s up.

Post # 7
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1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissKit:  It sounds like there is going to be a minimum of a 4 hour gap from the ceremony to the reception, Surely you can find a few minutes alone together ? Maybe plan a nice lunch or snacks or picnic with just your husband, and then carry on with the rest of the day? 

Post # 9
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@MissKit:  For one wedding I was in, there was a several-hour gap between ceremony and reception. The bride’s mom had the whole bridal party over for a mid-day meal. Would that be an option? The bridal party could go somewhere like that while you and the groom head out for your alone photos?

 

Post # 10
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1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissKit:  This is what I would personally do. I’d hire a car just for me and hubby, and a limo for everyone else. 

After the ceremony you and hubby can have your car take you and go check in to the hotel, go have a bite to eat, and take your private pictures. Then at a designated time, you can meet with your bridal party at the first group picture location. This gives you alone time, and it gives them time to either drive around in the limo or go somewhere as a group and grab a bite to eat. This way everyone is together and no stragglers. 

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