(Closed) Would you be offended if you had to pay for parking at a wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 47
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Helper bee

I don’t think I would think anything of it if I were a guest but you know how people are. I wouldn’t worry about it. Someone on here said it might be something your guest will remember about your wedding but will you? Its not going to ruin your wedding for you if guest have to pay for parking. If they love you all, they shouldn’t mind. Like you said, you are giving them a free meal which is waaaayyyy expensive for a lot of guest, free drinks and a fun evening.

Post # 48
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I def wouldn’t think anything of it.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

As long as it’s reasonable, I wouldn’t mind paying a parking tab as a guest. Especially if it’s somewhere where it just can’t be avoided (i.e. downtown in a big city).

 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

At $6 dollars, I probably wouldn’t get offended…but I did look at a venue when I was wedding planning, and when they said $25/car I decided not to go with the venue…and when I went to a friends wedding, albeit in a city, and parking was $25 (I wasn’t forwarned) I was a little pissed…

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I am SO glad that you started this post, because I’ve been worrying about this too.  

Our reception is right in downtown Toronto and in a historical district.  There’s parking, but it’s all paid parking…and it’s pretty pricey.  I’m nervous because I know that while most of our friends live in the city and will take transit, cabs, whatever, there are a bunch of people (family) coming from out of town.  Living in the city, I’ve always taken cabs to weddings (or walked)…so it’s sort of an accepted cost, but I know that a lot of our guests won’t be used to paying the price of Toronto parking.  I’m hoping that many will be staying in hotels and either walk or take cabs…but I really do wish that we could pay for their parking ourselves.

I looked into getting the parking reduced, but it doesn’t seem to be an option.  I like the idea of including parking information (other than just directions to the parking) on our maps.  Excellent suggestion.  Thanks!  🙂

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

$6= no biggie IMO

Post # 53
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our reception is in a historic building downtown and there is no parking other than a lot which is 6 bucks per vehicle, so I am going to try to fit us reserving some spots into our budget. We are hoping most families will car pool together, and with a guest list of about 90, we will only need to reserve about 50 spots…maybe less. The lot is right across the street from the venue which is great. However, i wouldnt be offended if i did have to pay for parking at someone elses wedding.

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

People are totally overreacting about paying for parking! Not a big deal at all IMO. If they give you a really hard time, tell them to deduct it out of the amount they have allotted for your present. 🙂

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