Whether you’re just starting to plan your wedding, or well into the planning stages, you’ll want to think about transportation. After you’ve chosen the date, ceremony and reception sites, and your wedding party, start planning your transportation.
Who Will Need Transportation?
If it’s in your budget, you might have the VIPs (bride and groom, parents, and wedding attendants) ride in a stretch limo. But, consider your out- of -town guests, family who are not part of the wedding party, friends, and wedding photographer. Out-of-town guests will need to get from the airport to the hotel, to the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, and the reception, then back to the airport eventually. Everyone else will need to get from the ceremony to the reception. All of these people will be trying to get to the same places and the same times. Will there be enough parking for everyone?
If the distance between your ceremony and reception venue is more than 30 minutes apart, you will most likely want to provide transportation for your guests. You won’t want to inconvenience them with taxi or Uber charges. Not to mention, the logistics of having all the vehicles arrive on time would be challenging.
If the hotels your guests are staying in provide free shuttles, you’re in luck! If not, even if you don’t have it in your budget to provide the transportation, include information about transportation services in the invitation. You might be able to work out a discounted rate with a local shuttle service for a minimum number of guests.
Make an itinerary with the times wedding participants will need to be at each location. If a wedding planner doesn’t offer this service, talk directly to a shuttle service provider. Often, if you give them enough information, they will take the transportation planning off your hands. Make sure you have enough details to give them: how many people, what time they need to be at the location, and where they will need to be picked up.
Finally, for those guests who did drive themselves, consider designated driving services for after the reception. Driverseat can provide you with teams of drivers who will drive your guests, as well as their vehicles, home or to their hotel.
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Let Driverseat Middle Tennessee handle your transportation planning. Call us to see how we can help: 931-398-1105