Wedding transportation is TAKEN CARE OF!!! Can I get a “Hell Yeah!”?
As you’ll recall, I dubbed transportation the “bane of my existence.” I found it to be very difficult to narrow down the options, get good customer service, etc. In the end, I decided to just say eff it. I went with the company that had a good price for what we wanted and were the easiest to work with. Admittedly, I didn’t do a lot of comparison, because at this point, I just wanted it checked off the list.
So, without further ado, I present to you our mode of transportation on the wedding day:
Yup—a school bus! Honestly, it was the perfect solution for us—it will fit up to 48 adults, alcohol and fun decorations are allowed, and they’ll take us all around town AND wait ‘til the reception is over to shuttle us back to the different hotels, all for a really great price. We went with a company called Lamers Bus Lines, who have transportation services in Wisconsin and Florida. They were amazing to work with! I uploaded my itinerary to their website and received a quote back within an hour. Their salesperson called me personally to answer all my questions, and we have such flexibility with them—we can have them go anywhere in downtown Milwaukee at any time that night, which means if our older guests need shuttles back to their hotels earlier than the reception ends, we can send the bus driver to take them. SO NICE!! Compared to some of the quotes I was getting for limo buses and shuttles, going with a Lamers school bus is an absolute steal—and a huge relief!
I’ll be honest, though—I was a little leery at first. We are having a formal event and a school bus doesn’t really fit into that style too well. In the end, however, I just didn’t care. We’re not going to be spending that much time on the bus anyways and it was literally perfect for our needs—we can cram our entire wedding party, their guests, and a few of our other friends on the bus to hang out with us. Plus, I am envisioning cute photo opportunities like this:
I still have a two-hour free package for a stretch limo that I won from a local company to use, but I am not sure quite yet how that will play in. I will either use it for me and my bridesmaids before the ceremony, or have my sister use it for a possible Bachelorette Party excursion. Either way, I am sooooo happy to have Transportation crossed off the To-Do list!
What are you using for your wedding transportation?