8 Things to Consider When Planning Your Big Day Transportation
14 Jun 2022 •3 min read
When planning your big day details, don't forget to consider how you and your partner, your wedding party and guests will travel to various destinations throughout the wedding day and night. Whether you're providing wedding day transportation for everyone or just your close crew, you'll want to prepare for anything and everything. We chatted with Harald Kruse, the CEO of Buster, to get his tips on eight things you should consider when planning your wedding day transportation.
1. Who do you need to provide transportation for?
Before booking anything, consider who you'll need to transport. Do you want to provide a ride for all guests or just a few?
When determining the transportation you'll provide, factor in the location of the ceremony and reception, the walkability factor, the parking situation, the proximity to your guests' accommodations, and above all, your budget.
2. Where will the pickup location be?
If you are providing transportation for guests from the hotel or hotels, where will the pickup spot be? Will you need to have multiple busses picking up guests? Will there be a specific pickup time? For drop off at the end of the night, will there be an earlier bus for guests who wish to go back sooner? You'll want to think about all the possible scenarios while planning!
3. Who will coordinate wedding day transportation?
If possible, designate someone to work with the transportation company on the big day. Coordinating transportation can be stressful, and you don't want to be taking calls from the drivers all afternoon. When you use, Buster, our experts will work with you to streamline all bookings and transportation coordination.
It's also handy to have someone at the pickup location to help usher guests onto the bus and get a headcount.
4. Will parking be readily available?
To ensure easy loading and unloading of guests you want to plan ahead about parking. Ask your venue about available parking for your van or bus.
5. Will you have special wedding day transportation for the bridal party?
At most weddings, the couple and their wedding party have their own mode of transportation. Whether it's a limo or a bus, the wedding party will need additional transportation if they're traveling to take pictures.
6. Don't forget to factor in +1s.
If you are planning to take the wedding party out for additional photos, make sure to leave space for their dates. Additionally, make sure you are factoring in all the wedding guests and their significant others to ensure you have enough room to transport all guests.
7. Will you have a getaway vehicle?
Will you and your partner drive away from your reception in a vintage car or decorated trolley? Think about your getaway while planning for your big day.
8. How will drunk guests get home?
If you're worried about drunk guests driving, it is best to provide group transportation. You want your guests to have fun after all without worrying about the liability. Make sure to have someone stationed near the exit to help any guests who have had a little bit too much to drink to ensure they get on the bus/van.
Planning your wedding day logistics? Book your group transportation with our friends at Buster. You can click here to learn more.