Should My Wedding Party Ride Together?
There’s no shortage of details that need attention on your wedding day. You’ve devoted so much energy to making sure everything’s perfect, and you’re positive you’ve got it all covered, except for transportation.
Yes, you plan for the happy couple to ride in style, but what about the wedding party and other important guests? Should they ride with the newlyweds or separate, and what can be done to make sure everyone has safe, reliable transportation to and from the festivities?
Here’s a quick guide for helping you decide if your wedding party should ride together, along with a few options for making sure everyone’s pampered and taken care of.
Arranging Transportation to the Ceremony
It’s a long-standing tradition that the bride and groom not see each other before the wedding. To maintain a little mystery, most couples choose to arrive separately, with their respective attendants, to the ceremony.
Arriving separately doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the experience of arriving to your big event in luxury. Some couples choose to rent two separate limos or party buses for pre-wedding transportation, and then take advantage of having the extra vehicle after the nuptials.
After the ceremony, the bride and groom can choose if they want to ride separately in their own limo, while the wedding party relaxes in the other. Another option is for the entire wedding party to ride together in a stretch limo or party bus, depending on the size of your party, and reserve the second vehicle for important guests, like the parents of the happily married couple.
Á Duex or Party Town?
After the wedding, you might plan to head straight to the reception, or maybe you’ve given yourself a little window of time to relax and take in the moment. Some couples prefer to spend those first few moments of wedded bliss alone, while others want to celebrate with their wedding party.
Many couples choose to pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly and toast with their wedding party while riding around in luxury. Having the entire wedding party ride together also makes it easy to stop and take photographs before the reception. A stretch limousine or party bus makes for a gorgeous prop for your wedding day photos. Plus, riding together ensures that everyone arrives to the reception at the same time, so you can make your grand entrance together.
Whether you choose an intimate limousine or a party bus for you and your wedding day royalty, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning transportation for your big day.
- Set a budget. How much can you afford to spend on transportation? If you’re planning on a quiet romantic limo ride for you and your love, providing a separate limo or party bus for the rest of your wedding party is a wonderful way to say thank you.
- Consider size when booking a limo or party bus for your wedding party. Make sure that your vehicle is large enough to seat everyone comfortably. Also, remember that everyone will be wearing formal wear, which comes with some special considerations. The bride and her bridesmaids might be wearing dresses that are poufy, or difficult to sit in comfortably, and sitting too close to each other increases the risk of spills on rented formalwear.
- Pamper your wedding party by providing slippers while in the limo or party bus. It will be a nice treat to get those uncomfortable shoes off for a few minutes.
- Consider luxury transportation for parents and special out of town guests. A classic or stretch limousine is a nice touch.
When it’s time to decide on transportation for your wedding, count on the expert advice of someone you can trust. At Dream Limousines we have the expertise and the fleet to make your big day even more memorable. Contact us today.