The Busy Bride’s Guide to Wedding Transportation
Although it is not as exciting or glamorous as picking out the wedding dress or choosing the food for the reception, the logistics of wedding day transportation can’t be overlooked when planning your big day. Here are four things to consider when deciding how you are going to ferry around yourself, your wedding party and guests:
Consider Your Wedding Theme
In addition to practical considerations, you should consider the theme of your wedding when choosing wedding transportation. For example, a horse-drawn carriage is a perfect complement to a fairytale theme wedding. Maybe you want a unique, whimsical wedding and would consider a wedding parade? Or consider a regal Bentley as an ideal choice for an extravagant celebration in the middle of a city. Once you choose the theme for the big day, the other pieces such as wedding transportation might fall more easily into place. Incorporating your theme into the transportation choice can also help to carry over the feel of the ceremony into the reception.
When choosing your wedding transportation, it is advised to think locally. An urban setting will naturally lend itself to a trolley car mode of transport while a more rural setting will be accentuated with something more rustic, such as a vintage truck. If you choose a tropical destination wedding, incorporating a boat or ferry into the transportation will add to the ambiance and make your event a memorable one for all in attendance.
Keep Your Guests Informed
This is more crucial f you have a lot of out-of-town guests, but it is essential to help your guests with their own wedding day transportation logistics. If the reception is at a different venue than the ceremony, it is an excellent idea to provide guests with specific directions, or even with the transportation itself. While you and your new spouse might want to stop somewhere for pictures before heading to reception and can’t coordinate transportation at the same time as the guests, it doesn’t mean that you can’t provide an alternate. From a prepaid bus to shuttles, you might want to consider these options for your out-of-town guests. Do not just assume that everyone will know where they are going, or that they have the means to get there. As the host of this event, it is up to you to make it as easy as possible for your guests.
And What About the Wedding Party?
The wedding party has a strange at weddings, not quite regular guests but not the bride and the groom either. They are usually crucial to planning so if you’re moving from ceremony location to a different reception location, they’re probably going to be essential to making sure everything is set up right (such as music and sound, for example). What you’re going to want to do here is keep them together throughout the festivities. Whether you plan transportation for them or give them directions to stick together, be sure the wedding party knows where they’re going and what they’re supposed to do when they arrive.
With a little research and thinking outside of the box, you can turn the ordinarily dull concept of wedding transportation into one of the most creative and fun elements of your big day.