With so many wonderful wedding transportation options these days, it’s exciting just thinking about how you’ll get to the wedding venue.
Will it be by bike? Horse and carriage? Helicopter?
Whatever you choose, make sure you don’t forget about your wedding party. They also have to get to where you’re holding the ceremony, plus the reception (if they’re not in the same place).
Sounds overwhelming? Don’t worry. Here are 5 tips to help you manage your wedding transportation logistics.
- Plan Ahead
Don’t wait until the last minute to book your wedding party transportation. You should be checking out your options 5 to 7 months before the big day.
Also, if you’re getting married during prom or graduation season, you should book your transportation even earlier. That’s because there’ll be a high demand for formal vehicles.
- Make a Wedding Transportation List
You can’t expect to remember everything while you’re planning your wedding. That’s why you need checklists.
So aside from your immediate family, think about guests who may need transportation. For example, out-of-towners, VIPs, and any older or disabled guests. Make sure you have them all on a list.
Now, if you’re worried about your budget, consider a practical option such as a party bus. Or you could put up helpful information about transportation options on your wedding website. The important thing is no one gets stranded, especially the non-locals.
- Book the Reservation in Person
Google ‘transportation for weddings,’ and you’ll see tons of results. But keep in mind, online pictures are no substitute for the real thing.
If you don’t want to be disappointed on the day of your wedding, it’s best to check the vehicle/s you want to book in person. This way, you can find out more about the wedding transport companies you’re considering and avoid any nasty surprises.
- Don’t Forget About Extra Fees
It’s difficult to know what traffic would be like on your wedding day. This is why you need to think about adding extra time to your trip schedules.
Of course, this also means you may need to pay extra for wait times. Now, this isn’t a problem if you’ve booked your wedding transportation for the whole day. But if you didn’t, you’ll have to include extra fees plus tip in your wedding transport budget.
- Avoid Verbal Contracts
This applies to all your wedding vendors. It’s an important day. Do you really want to leave everything to chance and rely on a vague or verbal contract?
Have everything in writing and make sure all details are documented. Remember, a solid written contract is worth a hundred verbal contracts or even more.
Need More Wedding Planning Tips?
If you follow the tips listed here, you shouldn’t have any problems booking the right wedding transportation for you and your party.
Beyond the rides though, there are other details you also need to take care of to ensure your wedding day goes off without a hitch. For more wedding planning tips and advice, make sure to browse our wedding section. We also have articles on fashion, makeup/beauty, decoration, DIY, and more.