Come Away With Me: Choosing Your Wedding Transportation
You want your wedding to be perfect, with every detail carefully planned and figured out. Once such detail is the mode of transportation you will take. Whether you are leaving the church for the reception site or riding off to start your honeymoon, it is important to consider what vehicle you’ll be in. Here are some options and ideas to consider:
Limo: The classic option. Limos are simple and works with most themes and environments, so it is a good choice for many couples. Plus, they are easy to rent and find – nearly all transportation services have limos available.
Horse-drawn Carriage: This can be perfect if you are celebrating your nuptials in a historic location, such as a small ski town like Telluride or a country wedding in the Front Range. They also make stylish get away rides for city weddings too! A charming and sweet alternative to the limo.
Vintage Car: Perfect for the stylish and glamorous couple. A vintage Rolls-Royce or Bentley look amazing to set off in. Most transportation service companies offer a selection of vintage cars to choose from. A great choice if you are having an upscale city wedding or country club affair.
Party Bus: A really fun idea if you are interested in having your guests celebrate with you on the way to a reception. If your reception site is rather far from the ceremony site, this is a nice treat for your guests. Many party buses come with music and drinks, so make specific requests to the party bus company before hand to make the ride unique and fun for you and your guests.
Guest Shuttle: Your guests will be eternally grateful if you provide them with transportation to and from the wedding. Usually you can find shuttles that will hold around 40-60 people. Like party buses, you can often times customize these with your own music and drink selection. Shuttles guarantee no guests get lost and that everyone arrives on time!
Things to Keep in Mind:
Consider travel time. With traffic, construction, or delays, you want to make sure you plan for some extra time on the road between wedding ceremony and reception.
Think of your guests. Decide if you want to provide all guests, the wedding party, or just you and your new spouse with a form of transportation. If you choose not to offer them with a shuttle or party bus, make sure they are aware of the location of the venues, how to get there, and what their transportation options include.
Plan in advance. It is wise to order your mode of transport at least six months in advance of the big day. Limos and party buses are in high demand in the spring when it is prom season, so book your ride about nine months in advance if it falls during this time.