Thursday, January 31, 2008

To shuttle or not to shuttle..that is the questions?

What is the answer? As I previously posted, transportation has been a big issue for FI and I. We have the bridal party/our transportation/and our parents transportation figured out, however its trying to figure out the "other" guests that the issue arrises.

Do we really need to pay $650 (the cheapest price we have found so far) for a large shuttle to transport guests from there hotel, to georgetown back to the reception. At first I thought YES of COURSE we do, but then I started to think. The hotels where we are looking to do a block of rooms at ( there are 3 seperate hotels) are ALL a mile or less from the church and all about 1-2 BLOCKS from the reception site. Now it's not like we are having our wedding/reception in the middle of nowhere, we are in the middle of a large city, where taxis are abundent and for the short ride, not that expensive! Also, there is some parking in the georgetown area, and our reception site has an underground parking garage available to guests.

The picture I posted above is of a DC Trolley, I thought would be a "cute" idea, but so far it seems like it cant be achieved for less than 1500---for 40 people....although a cute idea, I don't think its worth it for us.

Personally, I think this is a way for us to save some money-what do other DC brides think? With the abundance of transportation in the city do you find it necessary to shuttle your guests?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could not agree with you more. Sure if you have the cash to spare it's a nice thought but I keep thinking back to 10-15 years ago when nobody provided shuttles and things like that for weddings. And somehow everyone managed to find their way!
I think it's an example of another luxury that brides increasingly think they *have* to have for their wedding to be successful.
Put that money towards something else...especially if it's something like food or music that your guests will really enjoy.

We've been to two weddings this year that both had shuttle service and the shuttle companies completely messed up so people were scrambling to squeeze into cars and vans at the last minute. If we had just planned to drive before it wouldn't have been an issue.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger jessica lynn said...

i agree. no shuttle. that price is outrageous!!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are debating the same thing. We wanted to have a bus to save on our carbon emissions- but at $700 miniumum we balked. It's really a lot a money. I'm not sure we will do it because it just is so much money.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah. You don't need a shuttle. Walking in Georgetown can be fun, anyway, especially to someone not from here. The architecture in the city is beautiful. And that makes for great photos! I love the idea of a "wedding parade" if it all works out!

Friday, February 01, 2008 5:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about this as well and I'm going to try to avoid doing a shuttle if I can...

Sunday, February 03, 2008 1:41:00 AM  

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