Transportation options for your wedding
You have a lot to worry about on your wedding day. One thing you don’t have to be concerned about is how to get your bridal party, family and guests from point A to point B. By setting up private transportation services in advance, you can be sure that wedding-day logistics won’t be a problem.
When you should hire transportation for your wedding
The level of transportation you provide on your wedding day will depend largely on your venue and the number of out-of-town guests. If the ceremony and the reception are in one place or close together, it’s not uncommon for cars to be hired for the bridal party only. However, there are some circumstances in which you will want to provide shuttles or buses. Those circumstances include:
- The ceremony and the reception are more than 30 minutes apart
- The venue is more than 30 minutes from the hotel where most guests will be staying
- A destination wedding
- Lots of out-of-town guests
- A venue that is hard to find
- A bride and groom who prefer to provide safe after wedding transportation
- A family reunion
Your wedding transportation options
You’ll find many choices for transporting you, your wedding party and your guests. To determine which option is right for your big day, you will need to consider how many people you will use ride services, when services will be needed and how much you want to budget for transportation. With those factors considered, some of your options include:
A luxury sedan can be a comfortable and elegant way for the bride and groom to make their way from the wedding venue to the reception and to shuttle them home after the reception has ended.
An SUV can be used to accommodate a bridal party or key family members, like the mother and father of the bride and groom.
A complementary minivan can provide safe transport for those who might have problems with transportation due to age or disability.
Passenger vans can accommodate between 11 and 14 passengers, so they make an ideal transportation option for larger bridal parties. Passenger vans also can be used to provide airport shuttles if there are large groups of out-of-town guests expected.
Depending on the model, mini buses can accommodate between 18 and 30 passengers. They can be used to create a shuttle between venues and hotel accommodations. They are also a popular option for brides and grooms looking for a fun way to travel with their entire wedding party.
When the wedding venue is farther away and most guests will need to be transported, charter buses can move large groups so transportation is seamless and people aren’t left waiting for shuttles.
With so much to coordinate for your big day, you don’t need to let transportation cause you stress. Organize the right mix of cars, shuttle or buses to fit your guests’ needs and to save you from addition worry on your wedding day.