When planning your big day details, don’t forget to consider your wedding day transportation and how you and your partner, your wedding party and guests will travel to various destinations throughout the wedding day and night.
Whether you’re providing transportation for everyone or just your close crew, you’ll want to prepare for anything and everything. Here are eight things you should consider for your wedding day transport:
1. Who do you need to provide transportation for?
Before booking anything, consider who you’ll need to transport. Do you want to provide a ride for all guests or just a few?
When determining the transportation you’ll provide, factor in the location of the ceremony and reception, the walkability factor, the parking situation, the proximity to your guests’ accommodations, and above all, your budget.
2. Where will the pickup location be?
If you are providing transportation for guests from the hotel or hotels, where will the pickup spot be? Will you need to have multiple busses picking up guests? Will there be a specific pickup time? For drop off at the end of the night, will there be an earlier bus for guests who wish to go back sooner? You’ll want to think about all the possible scenarios while planning!
3. Who will coordinate transportation on the big day?
If possible, designate someone to work with the transportation company on the big day. Coordinating transportation can be stressful, and you don’t want to be taking calls from the drivers all afternoon.
It’s also handy to have someone at the pickup location to help usher guests onto the bus and get a head count.
4. Will parking be readily available?
If you aren’t planning to provide transportation for guests, consider the parking situation. Does your venue provide enough parking for everyone? If not, advise guests ahead of time to arrange for a taxi or Uber.
5. Will you have special transportation for the wedding party?
At most weddings, the couple and their wedding party have their own mode of transportation. Whether it’s a limo or a bus, the wedding party will need additional transportation if they’re traveling to take pictures.
6. Don’t forget to factor in +1s.
If you are planning to take the wedding party out for additional photos, make sure to leave space for their dates.
7. Will you have a getaway vehicle?
Will you and your partner drive away from your reception in a vintage car or sports car? Think about your getaway while planning for your big day.
8. How will drunk guests get home?
Again, if you’re not providing transportation at the end of the night, make sure guests are aware of alternative modes of transportation like taxis or Uber. If you’re worried about drunk guests driving on the road, have someone stationed near the exit to help call rides if necessary.