Wedding Lush » Transportation https://weddinglush.com Wedding Ideas & Wedding Tips Wed, 07 Mar 2012 04:48:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 The Transportation: What do I do? https://weddinglush.com/the-transportation-what-do-i-do/ https://weddinglush.com/the-transportation-what-do-i-do/#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 06:52:57 +0000 galleca https://weddinglush.com/?p=1391 Brides and grooms think about the venue, the ceremony, their vows, and their attire for the day, which leaves transportation close to the bottom of the list. If you are scrambling to try and plan out some transportation for you and potentially your guests, here are some things to consider before signing on the dotted line with any transportation company.

What does it Cost?

Depending on where you live and the mode of transportation you are using, you can expect to pay up to $100 an hour for your transportation. Often on top of this amount there is a 15% to 20% 'tip' or gratuity added on top. Most brides and grooms will need some mode of transportation for themselves and the wedding party for a minimum of 4 hours: to pick them up and take them to the ceremony, then to take them to the reception site after the ceremony or to a location to take pictures.

TIP: Looking for ways to save money' Go with a classy six-person town car rather than the SUV limousine. It is practical and will get you to where you need to go in style.

What about Parking?

There's nothing more bothersome to your guests than going to a venue that doesn't offer any sort of parking. While most venues these days will take care of the parking for you, there are some instances where this won't be included in our package. It is then on you to hire on a valet parking attendant and to ensure that there is enough space for your guests to park and to comfortably walk to your ceremony and/or reception site.

Transportation for Others

If you are looking into providing transportation for others, it is important that you make it explicitly clear to both your guests and to the car company you are using where and when the pick up and drop of times are. Make sure that you provide this information either in the invitations (if possible) or tell your guests at least three times.

Drivers who are taking your guests to and from locations should have addresses and directions well in advance, as well as an emergency contact number (such as that of your best man or maid of honor) in case they do happen to get lost.

TIP: It's a good idea to also come up with some alternative routes for your guests and the drivers to take, just in case something happens to come up.

What about the Champagne?

All brides and grooms should have a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for them after the wedding ceremony! Make sure that what ever car that you are taking is equipped with a bottle and a glass for you and your new husband, or if you are riding with guests, make sure that there is enough for everyone else too.

'Just Married'

Have you always dreamed of having the big 'Just Married' sign hanging off your car? Check with the car company you are using, and if it's okay, have your male attendants busy themselves with this chore.

Brides and grooms think about the venue, the ceremony, their vows, and their attire for the day, which leaves transportation close to the bottom of the list. If you are scrambling to try and plan out some transportation for you and potentially your guests, here are some things to consider before signing on the dotted line with any transportation company.

What does it Cost?

Depending on where you live and the mode of transportation you are using, you can expect to pay up to $100 an hour for your transportation. Often on top of this amount there is a 15% to 20% 'tip' or gratuity added on top. Most brides and grooms will need some mode of transportation for themselves and the wedding party for a minimum of 4 hours: to pick them up and take them to the ceremony, then to take them to the reception site after the ceremony or to a location to take pictures.

TIP: Looking for ways to save money' Go with a classy six-person town car rather than the SUV limousine. It is practical and will get you to where you need to go in style.

What about Parking?

There's nothing more bothersome to your guests than going to a venue that doesn't offer any sort of parking. While most venues these days will take care of the parking for you, there are some instances where this won't be included in our package. It is then on you to hire on a valet parking attendant and to ensure that there is enough space for your guests to park and to comfortably walk to your ceremony and/or reception site.

Transportation for Others

If you are looking into providing transportation for others, it is important that you make it explicitly clear to both your guests and to the car company you are using where and when the pick up and drop of times are. Make sure that you provide this information either in the invitations (if possible) or tell your guests at least three times.

Drivers who are taking your guests to and from locations should have addresses and directions well in advance, as well as an emergency contact number (such as that of your best man or maid of honor) in case they do happen to get lost.

TIP: It's a good idea to also come up with some alternative routes for your guests and the drivers to take, just in case something happens to come up.

What about the Champagne?

All brides and grooms should have a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for them after the wedding ceremony! Make sure that what ever car that you are taking is equipped with a bottle and a glass for you and your new husband, or if you are riding with guests, make sure that there is enough for everyone else too.

'Just Married'

Have you always dreamed of having the big 'Just Married' sign hanging off your car? Check with the car company you are using, and if it's okay, have your male attendants busy themselves with this chore.

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Alternative Wedding Transportation Ideas https://weddinglush.com/alternative-wedding-transportation-ideas/ https://weddinglush.com/alternative-wedding-transportation-ideas/#comments Wed, 01 Dec 2010 18:43:03 +0000 galleca https://weddinglush.com/?p=982 Not sure how you want to arrive to your wedding' No problem! Depending on where you are holding your reception, how you arrive may depend on your location. Here are some ideas on how you can arrive to your wedding in style without having to use the standard 'limo'.

On the Lake

If you have your wedding ceremony or reception near a lake or near the water, you have a ton of fun and wonderful ways in which you can arrive to your wedding. One of the most popular ways to arrive to a wedding that is being held by the water is to arrive by boat or yacht. Nothing is more exciting for the guests to see a boat cruise right on up with the bride or groom standing at the helm, waving and smiling to their guests with music playing from the boat. You may even be able to coerce the captain of the ship to hang around and give the guests a ride, too.

For the more adventurous bride and groom, you can also choose to arrive on wave runners. A fun way to do this is to have the bride and groom to both rent wave runners and board them from different places on shore. As they zoom around the lake, they end up sailing right to one another (taking care not to crash!) with the guests watching, and they speed to the shore together.

A more serene yet fun way to arrive to a wedding or ceremony on the lake is to use a paddle boat. More romantic and less terrifying, brides and grooms usually also arrive still looking beautiful rather than wet and wind-blown.

On the Snow

If you happen to be throwing a wedding in the mountains during the wintertime, you have a number of different choices when arriving to your wedding. Why not hire a team of sleigh dogs and ride up to your wedding ceremony in a classic wintry way' The dogs will undoubtedly be a huge hit.

If the bride and groom are huge ski and snowboarding fans, the bride and groom can also ski and snowboard right to the entrance of their wedding. This may not always be possible if your wedding venue isn't at the bottom of a hill, but if it is your guests will be thrilled with this entrance.

Similar to the wave runner, you can choose to arrive to your wedding ceremony on a Ski-Do. Not only is it a thrill for the bride and groom, but your guests will most certainly never forget your entrance!

On the Road

All because you're getting married in a church doesn't mean you have to settle with the 'typical' wedding transportation. The horse drawn carriage is a romantic way for the bride to arrive at the ceremony.

For a bit more off-beat way to arrive, a bride and groom may choose to ride together on a tandem bicycle, or on a motorized bike that includes a side car for the bride.

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What Transportation should I Use for my Wedding? https://weddinglush.com/what-transportation-should-i-use-for-my-wedding/ https://weddinglush.com/what-transportation-should-i-use-for-my-wedding/#comments Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:05:52 +0000 galleca https://weddinglush.com/?p=727 For some couples, transportation isn't such a big deal. They will arrive in their own car, or a simple limo ' which is fine and all, but if you want to arrive to your wedding in style, then you have to start coming up with some different ideas.

Many brides and grooms also want to be sure that they provide the right kind of transportation for their family, close friends, and possibly the rest of their guests too. Here are some of the bet choices for you, depending on the size of your wedding party

Limos

Nothing says 'it's a celebration!' than rolling up to the church or your wedding venue in a beautiful limo. Though limos can accommodate different numbers of people, most of them generally seat 6 people (unless you choose a stretch limo, which can accommodate up to 12 people).

A lot of limos are 'party' limos that have some extras, such as a mirror ball and flashing lights. Some are also outfitted with alcohol (which you would need to pay for, of course) and others have fog machines and dance poles.

TIP: There are new stretch SUV limos out there that are all the rage right now. If that is what you are planning on having, then you better reserve one soon!

A bride and groom may want to have their wedding party ride along with them in the limo, but if you want a personalized space that it just for you both, skip the stretch limo and go for the smaller limo.

Town Cars

A town car is a great option for just a bride and groom. You can both arrive as if you were movie stars. What some couples also like to do is to rent subsequent town cars that then pull up behind their car before the wedding starts. The whole wedding party will be in separate town cars of their own, and they can all arrive in style.

Classic Car

Classic cars are always a favorite amongst men. Who wouldn't want to pull up to their wedding in an old school mustang, Corvette or something even older' These are a great option for the groom, the groomsmen, and any bride who loves cars. If the bride isn't all too fond of cars, then it may be pretty hard to sell her the idea of stepping out of one on her wedding day.

Horse and Carriage

For a more classic and romantic approach to arriving at your wedding, you may want to consider the old fashioned horse and carriage. A carriage will typically carry only the bride and groom, but it definitely is a grand way to make an entrance.

Trolleys

Though it is rare for the bride and groom to step off of a trolley for their wedding, it isn't unheard of. Trolleys are also a more economical way of getting around. A trolley can hold up to 35 passengers at a time, making it a top choice for anyone with a rather large wedding party.

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How do I Plan Transportation for my Wedding? https://weddinglush.com/how-do-i-plan-transportation-for-my-wedding/ https://weddinglush.com/how-do-i-plan-transportation-for-my-wedding/#comments Sat, 27 Nov 2010 10:17:57 +0000 galleca https://weddinglush.com/?p=602 Planning transportation may not be one of the most fun elements of planning your wedding, but it fortunately is generally the easiest. Though a lot of brides and grooms initially may consider transportation an extra and unnecessary expense, this could not be further from the truth. Your wedding day is going to be a jam packed and stressful day; does a bride or groom really want to be jumping in and out of their car, racing around picking everyone up themselves or depending on a friend who just wants to enjoy the day' Not only that, but can the bride's dress even fit into a standard car?

When planning transportation, you will not only have to take both the bride and the groom into consideration, but other people who will be attending your wedding. Let's start off with the happy couple:

Bride and Groom

When you see yourself arriving at your wedding and the reception, what exactly do you see' Do you see you both parking your cars in the parking lot of the church or wedding venue and walking in' Or do you see yourselves stepping out of an elegant stretch limo, looking absolutely stunning' Most brides and grooms are willing to pay a couple hundred dollars to alleviate themselves the stress of trying to transport themselves to their wedding and reception, but if you enjoy the thought of pulling up in your own personal vehicle then all power to you! Consider that an expense saved (just make sure you don't drive home after having a few drinks at your reception!).

Family and Attendants

A lot of couples like to also arrange for transportation for their families and close attendants so that they too do not need to bother with the hassle of getting to and from places. Count everyone who will need or would like transportation that day, and then start looking at what sort of e vehicle or vehicles are required to transport that number of people. Sometimes a couple of nice rented vehicles are all you need, whereas other groups may need a party bus or two to transport their guests. No matter what the transportation is, your family and attendants will surely appreciate the ride.

Guests

Though guests customarily find their own way to the wedding, if you would like to arrange a pick up bus service for them you can inquire with bus and tour companies to see if they will be able to accommodate your request. Transportation may be a good idea if you have a lot of family and friends who have come from out of town and do not have a vehicle or are not transit-savvy enough to get around.

Specialty Transportation

So the limo idea makes you yawn, and you don't feel like arriving in a town car. If you are thinking of making a big splash when you arrive at your wedding, such as arriving by boat (if you are being married by water), helicopter, a horse drawn carriage or any other method, then you should plan this as soon as possible. As these are rather unique methods of transportation, you have to book early otherwise they may be taken by the time you make a call.

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