When it comes to planning the biggest and most important day of your life, the details are infinite, and that means things can often fall between the cracks. Listed below are just 10 of the many common wedding transportation blunders you definitely do not want to make if you want to ensure your big day truly is the best day of your life!
Not Hiring Professional Transportation At All
If you don’t want to have to waste time coordinating rides with every member of your wedding party so everyone can be where they need to be on time, or climbing in and out of a sedan on your wedding day, you need to hire professional transportation of some sort. At Rochester Limousine alone, we offer limos, party buses, shuttles, charter buses, and more to accommodate any group.
Not Thinking Outside The Box
Vehicle diversity is so important for make your special day as unique as you are. If a traditional limo isn’t your style, perhaps a party bus filled with phenomenal amenities is. Or maybe you don’t want to splurge on space at all, and would rather have a smaller, shuttle vehicle to get your wedding party from point A to point B. The point is, don’t be too quick to choose a specific vehicle unless you know it’s exactly what you want!
Not Providing Transportation For Your Guests
If you think you can just let everyone handle their own transportation for your big day, you are taking a big risk. Not hiring professional transportation means you’re leaving your precious relatives free to move at their own pace and make last minute stops and decisions that directly contradict your timeline. You don’t even want to think about how many are bound to get lost along the way. Besides, having transportation for out-of-town guests and those who have existing transportation challenges is really just a nice touch.
Not Considering Non-Ceremony Transportation
As the person in charge of your wedding you already know there’s a lot more to it than just the ceremony, so don’t forget to book transportation for your bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, and other related gatherings and events as well!
Thinking You’re Above Needing Wiggle Room
Ask anyone who is or has been married and they will tell you, you should always expect something to go wrong on your wedding day. There are just too many details for everything to be perfect. So please, do yourself a favor and give yourself an extra half hour at least to account for any delays or unexpected concerns that are likely to come up. If you don’t need it, great, everyone’s a bit early – but if you do, you’ll definitely be glad you set aside the extra time.
Not Creating Call Sheets
Organization is key to keeping things smooth on your wedding day, and that includes making sure everyone’s transportation information, including full names and pickup/drop-off locations/times, is organized ahead of time on detailed “call sheets.” Make sure all your drivers, and several members of your event, have access to these – and double check the day before that everyone is prepared to follow the outlined schedule.
Forgetting To Save A Seat For Your Photographer
A lot of people forget to take pictures of the private moments shared on their way to and from their ceremonies, so don’t forget to save a seat for your photographer if this is something you’re at all interested in.
Not Accounting For Necessary Storage Space
Another thing people often forget about weddings is just how much stuff you can often end up needing to take home at the end of the night. From last minute wedding gifts, to flowers, food, and other mementos and keepsakes you want to hold onto, don’t forget to make sure you have the extra space to transport it all.
Disregarding Your Dismount
Whether you’re wearing a suit that’s prone to wrinkles, or a dress with more fabric than all your bridesmaid’s dresses combined with heels to match, you should always make time to plan for how you’re going to best get in and out of your chosen vehicle as gracefully as possible.
Ignoring Your Parking Situation
Whether you decide to shuttle everyone to your wedding, or you still have some guests driving themselves, you need to think ahead in regards to your parking situation. Limos, party buses, and shuttles are larger vehicles that will need the extra space – but you’ll still also want to make sure anyone driving themselves has a convenient place to park.
For more information on reserving your wedding day transportation, including which of our vehicles is right for you and how to save more when you bundle, we encourage you to reach out to us at Rochester Limousine today! If you are in the Metro Detroit area and are trying to avoid wedding transportation pitfalls, then please contact us today by calling 248.289.6665 or by filling out the request a quote form.