Planning Your Wedding Day Transportation
With so many options available for wedding transportation services, how do you decide which one is best for you and your wedding party? Traditional wedding transportation includes limo services, party buses, couple vehicle transportation, shuttle buses, and guest transportation. When you are planning for transportation for your upcoming wedding, consider the follow important characteristics to help you decide which type of transportation is appropriate.
Number of people
The first thing you should consider is how many people will be riding with you and your new spouse. This will play an important role in establishing what type of transportation is needed. If you and your new spouse will be traveling from one location to the other alone, you probably do not need something large, like a 50 passenger party bus. However, transporting the entire bridal party to the reception venue will not work in a town car.
Consider making a list of people who will be traveling, and then come up with a final count. Remember to count all of the bridal party members, you and your new spouse, any family members who will be accompanying you, and any vendors, such as photographers or videographers that might be a part of the ride between wedding events.
You may also have to transport multiple items, such as bridesmaid?s bouquets, wedding gifts, change of clothing, or suitcases for your honeymoon if you are leaving right from the wedding event. Remember to factor in these space needs. Also, remember to calculate in the sizes of dresses, as some wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses take up a lot of space. If you will be bringing alone your photographer or videographer for in transport photos, you will also require much more space, making wedding limos very common.
Some couples plan their wedding with one transportation destination from the ceremony to the reception location. Others add in many stops along the way. They might stop at interesting or memorable places to take additional photographs. They also might stop for a snack, in between events to further the celebration. Some couples may choose to go somewhere after the reception, as a sort of after party. Consider where you will be transporting to and from with your chosen mode. Wedding limos tend to take wedding parties to one or two locations, whereas a limo bus service is better equipped to provide transportation for an extended period of time.
Activities during transportation
You may also require specialized transportation, depending on the types of activities that will occur during transport. For example, if the bridal party will be getting ready or changing outfits from one location to the next, you might consider comfortable party buses. Wedding limos are shorter and may be harder to move around. If you are going for more of a party atmosphere, you may also consider a party bus option, as most wedding limos are strictly for transportation between close distances.
Wedding transportation options
You will also have to check on the availability for specific modes of transportation on your event day. Some types of transportation, such as wedding limos, book up quicker. In fact, in the united States, stretch limousines are the second most requested vehicle type of business clients. Airport transportation services, such as town cars may have more availability. However, there are currently an estimated 200,309 taxi and limousine services located in the United States. There are also currently more than 130,000 limousines in service across the country, giving you a lot of booking options.
You will find yourself making hundreds of details when it comes to planning your wedding. One of the most important details is the booking of the transportation. Do not simply go with the first type you come across. Instead, evaluate your needs by figuring out how many people will be accompanying you, your spacing needs, and the activities that will take place during transportation. Keep in mind that wedding transportation services book up pretty quickly, especially during wedding season, so it is important to lock in your date as soon as possible.