Wedding Transportation

Today there are many different fashionable ways you can arrive at or depart from your wedding. Brides and grooms used to leave from the ceremony in a car with a big old “Just Married” sign in the back window, and cans trailing from strings hanging from the tailgate. Today things are totally different. You can still use a stylish car if you’re really proud of your own car, or if you have a relative with a sports car or something vintage. But these days there are many different modes of transportation for the bride and groom (and even the entire wedding party) can use to get from the wedding to the reception. So relax, kick back and enjoy the ride!

There are several options available, and several things to think about when you’re deciding on how you will get from your wedding to the reception, or to your final destination when the festivities are finished.

Here are some things you should consider when deciding on your mode of wedding transportation.

  • Will you be transporting only the bride and groom, or will you be transporting the entire wedding party. How many people will be riding?
  • How much do you need from your wedding transportation? Will you need someone to get you to the wedding? To the reception? To your final destination when the reception is over?
  • How far will you be traveling? How far away is the reception?
  • What is your wedding transportation budget? Do you need to find cheap or low cost wedding transportation, or do you have a limo rental figured in to your wedding budget?

Some popular wedding transportation methods include limos, stretch hummers, party vans and buses, horse and carriage, or an antique car.

If you’re getting married, or you’re already married, how did you transport the wedding party?

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Don’t Forget The Brides Emergency Kit!

One thing that is often overlooked in a wedding is a brides emergency kit. You never know when you might have an emergency at the last minute with your dress, your hair, or makeup. The best thing to do is prepare for the worst! It will give you peace of mind to know you’re prepared for the little last minute emergencies that can pop up for you or your bridesmaids.

You can pack your emergency kit in a cute basket, and add it to your dressing room. Then if you have a last minute wardrobe malfunction, or makeup blooper you can handle it without a problem. If you’re the bridesmaid, or maid of honor, this is a great idea for a last minute gift, or shower gift idea for the bride. There are pre-made kids available, but you can also easily make your own.

So what should you include in a bridal emergency kit?

  • Nail repair items, like a nail file, and nail polish (the color you’re wearing).
  • Makeup, makeup remover, tissues, and cotton balls
  • Dress repair kit, including thread, spare buttons, and safety pins.
  • Spare stockings
  • Spare earrings
  • Anything you might need for your hair, such as a hairbrush, bobby pins, hairspray, gel, hair dryer, curling iron or curlers
  • Emergency medications like antacids, and headache medications.
  • Band Aids and antibacterials
  • Spot cleaners and baby powder for last minute spills
  • Pads and tampons

If you’re a bridesmaid, it’s an excellent gift idea for the bride. Put everything in a basket so it’s available for any last minute problems the bride, or the bridesmaids may have.

If you don’t want to put together your own kit check out these pre-made kits you can purchase for the big day by clicking here: Bridessentials Survival Kit

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