A Quick Guide to Wedding Transportation

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Transportation is an important yet often-overlooked element of your wedding day — you, your groom, your parents, your wedding attendants, and your wedding guests will all need to figure out a way to get to the wedding venue and back one way or another. And though it may be easiest to assume everyone will just drive themselves, in many situations, that may not be the best (or safest!) idea. Which is why it's a very smart and thoughtful idea to make room in your wedding budget for transportation. Depending on your preferences and budget, there are many different options to consider — to ace your wedding transportation logistics, follow our guide below.

1. The Getaway Vehicle
After you've kissed and the rice has been tossed, you and your new husband will likely hop into a ride and travel to the reception site in style. Though a limousine may be the traditional choice, there are many other unique options that might better suit your wedding style. (Also, you may also want to book the same vehicle to transport you and your father to the ceremony.) Here are some of our favorite ideas:

• Limousine
• Antique car
• Vintage truck
• Horse and carriage
• Tandem bicycle
• Vespa
• Golf cart
• Antique wooden boat
• Taxi
• Pedi-cab

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2. Transportation For the Wedding Party
Though you're not required to provide transportation for your bridesmaids and groomsmen, if you can somehow make it work, budget-wise, then offering your attendants a ride throughout the day will be very much appreciated. Here are some group transportation ideas:

• Limousine
• Multiple town cars
• Yellow school bus
• Shuttle bus
• Party bus
• City trolley/streetcar

3. Transportation For the Wedding Guests
If you're hosting a destination wedding, or if your guest list includes many out-of-towners (read: car-less guests), consider providing them with a ride from their hotel to the wedding and back. That way, no one has to worry about navigating an unfamiliar city or choosing designated drivers. Some hotels offer shuttle bus service, so check with yours to see if they'll give you a good rate (sometimes, they'll even offer it for free!). Or, you could go the extra mile with something with character to match your wedding — like a double-decker bus for a city affair (complete with a tour guide pointing out the local sights!). And, at the very least, offer taxi information as an alternative means to get everyone back to their hotel rooms. Here are some other transportation ideas for your wedding guests:

• Hotel shuttle bus
• Independent shuttle/charter bus
• Yellow school bus
• Double-decker sightseeing bus
• City trolley/streetcar

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