Kenny Maccuish
Kenny Maccuish 8 Aug 2018

hi i am thinking about transport and was wondering what people would think...

hi i am thinking about transport and was wondering what people would think if the bridesmaids/mother of the bride and flower girls turn up in a minibus albeit a nice minibus is this ok or would we have to get 2 cars for them? Also we are probably needing a full size bus to get people to the venue from the church but dont want to order 1 if most people will drive themselves so do we ask them before hand if they want the bus? Thanks in advance

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 8 Aug 2018

Hi when my Uncle got married the guests travelled by minibus :)

Emma Nelson-Bailey
Emma Nelson-Bailey 9 Aug 2018

You can have whatever you want. Don’t feel pressured into getting cars, they can work out expensive, rightly so due to maintenance, insurance etc. I’m lucky that both myself and H2B work in trades and are having vehicles to represent that, and it’s a donation for upkeep. If I wasn’t having that, I would ask my dad if he knew anyone with a nice car. But a mini bus is perfect for your size party and I’m sure they can put ribbons on etc. Good luck and all the best for the future. x

Rebecca Bradley
Rebecca Bradley 9 Aug 2018

to be honest most people will be seated by the time u and the bridal party arrive so likely they won’t see the vehicle they arrive in

Heather Durrant
Heather Durrant 9 Aug 2018

Wedding we went to this weekend the bride came in a nice car everyone else in a minibus. We are having a nice car for me and the others using their own cars

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

Minibus is fine for the bridesmaids! I would also say that you are thinking of hiring a bus for guests and ask if people would like a seat on the bus - no point ordering a 16 seater if only 2 will use it but equally no point ordering a 16 seater if you need 25 seats!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

I’ve seen wedding party ferried about on a vintage bus, that looked lovely.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

Do most people not have their own transport from church to venue normally it's an extra expense for u if only a couple needed transport get a taxi ,, I think a mini bus is even better idea if you have a large number in the bridal party

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

We used a mini bus for bridal party and was going to organise a bus but everyone drove so there was no need

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

I was a bridesmaid for my friend recently and we were in a large people carrier type car/small minibus and it was absolutely fine! X

Justine Snell
Justine Snell 9 Aug 2018

I hired a routemater bus to take all of us from our wedding venue to our wedding reception. We stated on the invites that transport was provided. It was a great success xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

We just done three cars, one for the main car which me and my dad turned up in to the church, one for bridesmaids and one for the groom to turn up in at the church. We didn’t bother with a bus, people will drive or make arrangements they cant expect for you fork out for transport as you’re paying enough for the wedding as it is.

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 9 Aug 2018

I personally haven't got any brides maids I'm going to church on back of bike friend helping with car to leave church but if not using H2B as back up I have but buses on but only due to venue being 30 mins away that's a personal choice

Gwyneth Bland
Gwyneth Bland 9 Aug 2018

I'm asking a member of my church to drive me, & the person "giving me away",in their car. Bridesmaid in other Bridesmaids car ,H2B in his own car with Best Man.After the wedding & wedding Tea ,husband & I will go back to house in his car (with Best Man being dropped off at hotel or station). Bridesmaids will also come back in the same car as going, so that they can get changed for homeward journey. Our wedding is same as Tea venue.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Aug 2018

People will drive themselves. You have enough to wory about without everyones transport. I have a big family & they are car sharing amongst themselves, its never been an issue & not something i was expected to organise

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Aug 2018

We asked our guests to let us know if they required a seat on the coach when they RSVP'd about their dinner choice

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