Posts tagged Wedding Day Parking
Insider's Tips: Tip #49 - Party Bus!

We love a party bus!  It arrives at the church and takes the bridal party to the reception safely to enjoy all of the wedding festivities, aka, alcohol.  We love riding on the party bus - you just really never know what footage you will get!!!  

There are many great reasons to hire a bus, shuttle, etc.  You have the obvious, carting around the wedding party, that may or may not be drinking.  Helping out of towners get to the destination without getting lost. All great things!

But remember after the wedding - after you and your spouse leave the reception.  The wedding party that may or may not have been drinking, may or may not be able to drive themselves from the reception back to the hotel.  It might be a good idea to have the party bus come back and pick everyone up to take the back to the hotel.  That way everyone gets home safe and sound.  

Here is a party bus by Rare Transportation! It's off in the distance, but it's there. 

Photo courtesy of  J.Woodbery Photography

Photo courtesy of J.Woodbery Photography

Insider's Tips: Tip #10 - Parking

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As with all of these tips, a professional wedding planner will be able to handle all of these issues.  So please HIRE one!  But in case you didn't...

Photo courtesy of  Jessica Wright Photography

Photo courtesy of Jessica Wright Photography

Think about your reception as if you were a guest.  How is the parking at your venue?  Most churches have adequate parking, but what about your reception venue?  Will your guests need to park several blocks away?  What about grandparents and your older friends/family?  Will they be able to walk the distance?  Does it have enough outside light?  A lot of single women attend weddings by themselves or in a group of girlfriends - will they feel safe walking out to their car after the reception is over (or before it is over when fewer people are outside)?  What if rain is forecasted?  Having extra umbrellas might be nice. 

I don't think that, if the parking situation is inadequate, it should affect your decision on the venue, but it is something that you should ask the facility. Some venues provide golf carts to carry guests back and forth to their cars.  Maybe valet parking is a must.  Or maybe have a "bulky" (sober) groomsmen help people get to their car safely.  Just have a plan.