The Transportation: What do I do?

December 8th, 20106:52 am

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The Transportation: What do I do?

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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