Often times, wedding day transportation is a logistical nightmare. Who should you provide transportation for? What kind of transportation should it be? When should it be for? We’ve got everything you should know about wedding day transportation!
Providing transportation for your wedding guests is dependent on a few things. Consider how many out of town guests you will have, where your hotel room block is and the location of your venue. For example, if you don’t have a lot of out of town guests most people will be comfortable getting around the area and you probably won’t need transportation. However, if you have a lot of out of town guests and a venue that is not exactly close to the hotel everyone will be staying at, it is ideal to offer transportation and will certainly enhance your guest’s experience! If you provide transportation to the venue, don’t forget you need to provide transportation back!
One more thing to consider is an offsite ceremony. If that applies to you and the two locations are far apart, consider adding transportation between the two locations.
If you do end up providing guest transportation, it is easiest – and most budget friendly! – to offer shuttle buses, or even school buses. In order to figure out how many people you would need to transport, ask your hotel for a room block list to give you an idea of how many people will be at the hotel.
The need for transportation for your wedding party is also dependent on the different locations you may be at throughout the wedding day. If everyone is getting ready at a location that is not walkable to the venue, then you will need some way of transporting the group from the getting ready spot to the ceremony and then to the reception, if they are two different locations.
At the end of the night, unless you have provided guest transportation because the location is far away from things, your bridal party will be on their own to figure it out. If you did get a bus to take guests back to the hotel, don’t forget to account for a few extra spots for your bridal party at the end of the night!
The options are endless – splurge on a party bus or something unique, like a trolley, if budget allows or find a more affordable option, like a shuttle or school bus, if budget is tight. Whatever you do, make sure you get a bus large enough to account for bridesmaids, groomsmen, the two of you and any family members that will be traveling with the bridal party.
No matter what, one of the best things you can do for yourself on the night of your wedding is to book transportation for your getaway! Whether it be a black car, vintage car, limo, horse drawn carriage, pedicab or a flying carpet, you will thank yourself on wedding night when you can walk out of your reception, through your grand exit and right into the car, without worry. Plus you’ll enjoy a few minutes by yourself as husband and wife to soak in the amazing night you just had!
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