Your luckiest day ever is getting closer and you want it to be PERFECT. Almost everything is ready and now is the time to think about one more important thing – wedding transportation.
It would be ideal if everyone would transport themselves to the wedding venue, but that isn’t always possible. For that reason, it is essential to make room in your wedding budget for transportation. There are plenty of options to think about according to your interests.
With creative wedding transportation, your wedding will be remembered not only by the bride and the groom.
Your unique entrance will leave every guest speechless.
15 Fascinating wedding transportations
Looking for creative wedding transportation ideas for you and your guests?
Here are 15 splendid ideas that will make your wedding unforgettable:
Wedding trolley car
Wedding tandem bike
Wedding golf cart
Wedding gondola for two
1. Wedding limo
Life of luxury, here we come!
You probably asked yourself: “Should I get a limo?”
If your way is the extravagant way, a wedding limo is the best choice. A limo can be your pompous entrance into your everlasting journey.
Think about the photos inside of it. A solemn wedding dress or an elegant suit combined with champagne followed by happiness on your faces.
A limo doesn’t have space for many people. If your circle is small, you have one more reason to choose a limo.
2. Wedding carriage
A prince on a white horse
Every girl dreams of her big day, hoping it will be like a fairytale.
Have you found your prince charming? Pick a horse-drawn wedding carriage.
You can also take a carriage ride for photographs that will portray the most romantic experience ever in an old fashioned way.
Keep in mind that the distance and the time of arrival match. Pick a destination that isn’t remote and your dreams will come true.
Before your special day, go for a ride to ensure that your day will pass without incidents. Safety first!
3. Wedding Vespa
Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul
What’s better and more amusing than arriving at your wedding venue on a Vespa!
It doesn’t cost much and it gives a lot of trills.
Keep in mind that your wedding dress isn’t floor length.
Life is a long and winding ride, better have the right one by your side.
4. Wedding boat
You float like a feather
“You float like a feather” sang Radiohead.
The wedding dress moving in the rhythm of the waves. Breeze stroking the bride’s hair.
Sounds dreamy, right?
Choose a boat as your wedding transportation and you will be in a “beautiful world”.
Mark your special day in a luxury boat with your loved ones.
Photos will be amazing and everyone will enjoy their party on the waves. You can have the most unique wedding in the most exclusive location.
5. Wedding yacht
Let your dreams set sail
Exchange your vowels in gigantic luxury and give yourself something you will look back on with pride and joy. Think of beautiful landscapes and romantic background, everyone will talk about it for years!
Make sure that the weather and sea conditions are favorable before you set the date. If you choose a yacht for your wedding, your party will be extravagant and unforgettable.
6. Party bus
There’s no party like a bus party!
How can you transport a bridal party? There’s no party like a bus party!
There will be enough room for your family members and close friends. Share everything with them and sheer happiness is guaranteed.
This is one more outstanding option for a couple that wants to party with their friends and family.
The trolley company can transport you from your home to the ceremony and finally to the wedding venue.
It can also become a memorable shuttle that brings your besties in exceptional style.
A perfect backdrop for your photographs awaits!
8. Vintage car
My baby drove up in a brand new Cadillac
Out of ordinary has been the essence of your life? Keep it that way, don’t let yourself down. Indulge yourself and live a dream that comes from a different time.
Pick an old fashioned dress that matches the color of a car. Choose a stunning Cadillac or other classic models such as Chevrolet, Ford, or Maserati. Wear long gloves and pose with the umbrella in your hands.
By your vintage transportation enhance your wedding day style.
Match the rustic atmosphere with the reception venue. Live your romantic country fantasy!
10. Wedding tandem bike
Built for two – me and you
You probably asked yourself: “How much should wedding transportations cost?” If you can’t afford the carriage for your wedding, there is a solution.
Keep it simple, cute, and not so expensive. Skip the conventional wedding, choose a bike, and get to the church on time!
You’d look so madly in love upon the seat made for two.
11. Wedding taxi
Collect moments, not things
If you are having a classic wedding in the city, (an antique) taxi is a great choice.
Taxi can enhance your wedding theme by providing stunning photographs.
Choose your favorite color and decorate it accordingly.
Get ready for the ride of your lives!
12. Biker wedding
You and I, riding Harleys in Hawaii
Put on your leather jacket and leather boots for your wedding day.
Let your life adventure begin with the wind cutting your faces and with breeze down your hair.
Wild hearts deserve strong lovers, right?
Yes, you’re born to be wild!
13. Wedding helicopter
I love you more than riding, but please don’t make me prove it
Hire a helicopter for your wedding and make your entrance with style.
Feel like a movie star and add a VIP extravagancy to go as sophisticated as possible.
Helicopters can transport couples from a house to a church, from a church to a wedding venue, and finally, leave the reception for a hotel in the evening. If you choose the helicopter, distance, and time as obstacles will be overcome.
14. Wedding Golf Cart
All is fair in love and golf
If you are a golf fan or a golf player, Golf Cart is the best wedding transportation you can choose.
Make sure it’s decorated and not far away from your wedding ceremony and reception.
After all, golf is the closest game to the game we call life.
15. Wedding gondola for two
The smile of lovers is gondola of their desire
Can you think of anything more romantic than a wedding ride on a gondola? Italian vibes attached to your wedding transportation seem like a perfect scenario for your biggest day.
I’m positive you’ll never forget this experience beyond romanticism. Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.
Wedding transportation tips for a ride to remember
Now that you’ve chosen your wedding transportation, let’s focus on your friends and family. Organizing transportation for them will be greatly appreciated gesture. Check your wedding budget before making plans.
Here are some tips that will help you transport your loved ones to and from the wedding venue right on time.
Make a schedule and stick to it.
Give yourself some space in case some unexpected things happen, for example, if someone crucial for the bridal party shows up late.
Once you established a plan, you are ready to contact rental companies.
Make sure that you book in advance, several months before your wedding. In that way, your wedding transportation will be the one you wanted from the start.
Also if you are getting married during big holidays or prom season, it is essential to rent your transportation as early as possible.
Wedding transportation prices
How much should the wedding transportation cost?
Well, it depends. It depends on WHEN, WHERE, and WHAT you rent.
According to the most recent research, the average cost of wedding transportation is $800. Of course, you can pay less or more depending on many other things that are applied in your overall wedding organization.
You might be asking yourself: “How do I calculate my wedding transportation?”
In most cases, companies will charge by the hour, depending on the type of vehicle and number of people in it. Most companies will charge a minimum of 3 to 4 hours.
The price could vary from $50 to $150 per hour for a car or a limo, or more expensive, from $200 to $300 for something more extravagant or larger, like a party bus. All in all, there is no standard cost.
A 15% to 20% tip is usually considered and might be in a contract. If not, a $20 tip for each driver is acceptable.
Take into consideration the distance from one place to another while booking.
In case you are getting married in the summertime, check if the air conditioning functions.
Ways to save on wedding transportation
The best way of saving money is simplicity.
Pick a car instead of a limo.
Exclude the luxury of a limo-like TV and sunroof.
Bring your champagne when making a toast on your way to the place B. Take into consideration wedding parking cost.
Probably the wedding transportation services will take care of parking arrangements.
If not, hire “valets” – male attendants responsible for parking your car upon your and your guests’ arrival. This averagely costs from $20 to $25 per valet. You can, for example, hire 5 valets per 100 guests.
Wedding transportation contract
Now that you have chosen your wedding transportation, make sure that the company gives you the written contract that contains the following terms of service: total cost, refund, deposits, locations, timeline, the model of your transportation, and the cost per hour if you exceed the agreed time.
Do this and you’ll be at ease!
Before you sign the contract, ask about “all-inclusive pricing” because sometimes taxes aren’t included.
Check the qualifications of your driver and add alternative routes to your plan in case the traffic is crowded.
Get yourself ready
If your guests are out of town, think of return transportation that suits their needs.
This gesture will be highly appreciated and you will have a peaceful night. You can call taxi services or ask local hotels if they offer free shuttles to drive them back to their accommodations.
This also applies to those who feel a bit dizzy after partying all day long.
Wedding party transport
Getting to and from the church is a significant part of the plan. After choosing the means of transport, it is important to decide who rides whom and how.
Who rides with the bride to the church?
During a traditional wedding, the bride and the groom travel separately.
The bride and the person who walks her down the aisle travel in one car.
Her bridesmaids and maybe her mother travel in another. The groom usually with his Best Man travel in the third car.
After the ceremony, the bride and the groom travel together to the reception venue. The remaining members will make their way or wait for the arranged transportation.
How early do you arrive at the church?
Before determining the time, talk to someone from the church to check if the church might have organized something before your wedding.
Talk to your photographer if you are doing photos there. Make sure you have enough time.
How early the groom needs to be at the church?
The Groom usually arrives at the same time as his Best Man and the groomsmen.
If the groomsmen are escorting guests to their seats before everything begins, they should arrive 45-60 minutes before the ceremony starts.
This gives them enough time to get in position, pin on boutonnieres, and welcome the first guests to arrive.
Wedding Ceremony Recessional Order
What is the Recessional?
The Recessional is the order in which the couple and the wedding party leave the church. It starts right after the first kiss.
What order does the wedding party leave the church?
First, the made-of-honor returns the bouquets to the bride and checks her dress if necessary.
The newlywed couple leads the way back down the aisle. They are followed by the flower girl and the ring bearer along with the maid of honor and best man.
The rest of the recessional depends on the members of the wedding party.
If the number is even, bridesmaids and groomsmen can walk in pairs, or solo if the number is uneven.
Afterward, your parents can follow, but it’s not obligatory.
To summarize, the order should look like this:
Bride and groom
Flower girl and ring bearer
Maid-of-honor and best man
Remaining bridesmaids and groomsmen in pairs or solo
Parents of the bride, followed by the parents of the groom (optional)
Grandparents of the bride, followed by the grandparents of the groom (optional)
After the recessional, the remaining guests can be escorted by ushers that stand at the end of each row. Or you can choose a more traditional way – to come back to escort the guests yourself.