I know that so many of you out there are going to relate to today’s post by Marybeth! Transportation coordination is always tough to face and plan – For me, it is one of the items that I feel takes the most brain-power to coordinate. Then, having to decide if it is something you want to use your budget towards, is also a big question! Read on to see how Marybeth and James plan to handle this element…
This week James and I head back to DC for more wedding planning, and I can’t believe I am saying this – but I can’t wait to enjoy the warmer weather! While everyone in D.C. has experienced a warm winter, the past two weeks in San Diego have been an anomaly as well, but cold and rainy.
One of the details James and I will iron out this week is transportation. This seemly mundane item has actually caused me much angst and I will be glad to check this one off the list. Our transportation woes began when we chose separate ceremony and reception destinations. Our ceremony will be held at Grace Episcopal in Georgetown and our reception will be at the 101 Constitution rooftop terrace in Capitol Hill. The destinations are just over 3 miles away, definitely not within walking distance of each other. Would our guests expect transportation to the ceremony, reception and back to their hotel rooms?
Our initial inclination was to provide transportation, however upon research and pricing from our wedding planner, we realized it would be a big budget hog and require a few trade offs. After much discussion and analyzing James and I opted not to provide transportation. Between the hotel, ceremony and reception public transportation and parking are available, our reception venue even offers valet. Additionally, the numerous items we would have to give up in place of transportation were all important elements to our overall wedding experience and we didn’t want to give them up.
Have any of you faced similar transportation decisions? Do you have any creative solutions or ideas to share?
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