Get our wedding guests on the big yellow bus! Or whatever else works.
January 3, 2013 12:26 PM Subscribe
We're getting married in Saint Louis in May! We are interested in transportation to get our guests get to and from the reception safely. What are our options? Any recommendations?
posted by Tehhund to travel & transportation around St. Louis, MO (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We're getting married in late May! The reception will be in the Forest Park area. There should be about 3 hours between the end of the service and the beginning of the reception, so most people will have some downtime (and could get back to their hotels). The 2 hotels we are recommending for out of town guests are in the Delmar Loop and Central West End, so they are near to the reception but are definitely not within walking distance. We are interested in getting some kind of transportation from the hotels to the reception and back, but we need some help:
First, what kind of Transportation should we look into? We have 200 guests, and we’re thinking not all of them will use the transportation. So we’re thinking of renting a big yellow school bus, which carries a lot of people, is silly in a way that we like, and we’ve seen a yellow school bus go over well for another wedding. Are there other things besides the school bus we should consider? Most “party bus” rentals seem to be expensive and much smaller.
Second, we need recommendations for what companies to contact. So if anyone knows companies that provide this kind of transportation services in the Saint Louis area, we would appreciate your recommendations.
Third, if you have any other ideas that we should be thinking about regarding transporting our guests and the logistics around, we would be happy to hear them. Should we have the bus stop at one hotel early, and the other hotel on the way? Should we ask them to stop at one hotel early, go to the reception, then pick up another load at the second hotel? Other logistical considerations? What about the return trip - we’re planning one bus trip at the end of the reception. Anything else we should consider? Thanks!