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When planning your wedding, setting up transportation to shuttle guests between your ceremony and reception venues can be a logistical nightmare — especially when all you want is a relaxing limo ride to your reception with your fiancé, sans bridesmaids. But is it appropriate to let your attendants hail a cab to the celebration while you ride off with your hubby? Our etiquette experts weigh in.
Though providing transportation for your bridesmaids may seem like an irritating extra step, leaving your entourage stranded at the ceremony space borders on bridezilla behavior. As you shared the car with your attendants on the way to the ceremony, it is likely your bridesmaids will expect a similar mode of transportation to the reception. Schedule the limo in advance and leave the information in your maid of honor's hands for the big day so you'll be free to enjoy your first newlywed moments without concerns over the wedding party.
However, the transportation situation is partially dependent on your location. If your nuptials are taking place in a remote country church, neglecting to spring for car service to ferry your bridesmaids is a definite faux pas. On the other hand, a wedding location in New York City won't have a shortage of cabs, so your bridesmaids wouldn't be left stranded post-ceremony. Err on the side of caution with transportation, as nothing will put a dent in your wedding faster than a marooned maid of honor who should have been there to share your special day.