I was on the fence about getting a limo for a long time. You see, our church and hotel/reception site are only about 2 miles apart, or a 5 minute drive – not exactly a compelling reason for needing group transportation.
However, the alternative to not having a limo was asking our (rather large) bridal party to haul themselves back and forth. There are 8 groomsmen, 9 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls and 4 parents (and us, too!) who would have to drive – meaning we would need roughly 6-7 cars! That would have been quite the caravan, right? That fact, along with picturing our bridal party huddled in their cars in between our photos (because it’s probably going to be freezing or raining!), led me to do some research.
There weren’t a lot of options – two local companies and one in Johnstown (the next closest company). One of the local companies didn’t have a limo that could fit all of us. The company in Johnstown had a limo bus and some other stretches that may have been able to fit us if we squeezed. There was one big problem, though – Johnstown is about one and a half hours away from State College, and we would have to pay for the transport to and from their garage (or THREE HOURS of time we weren’t actually getting the vehicle!). No thanks.
Luckily, the other local company, VIP Limousine of Fullington Trailways (yes, the bus people), had both a limo bus and a sweet vintage trolley for rent! The limo bus, with an interior that is probably more comfortable, just wasn’t doing it for me. Not when we could have this adorable trolley!
Things I love about this ride: IT FITS TWENTY EIGHT PEOPLE. Yes, 28. Excellent! You are able to STAND UP (even normal people can, not just short people like myself). It is vintagey. It does not look like a senior citizen access bus. It has lots of windows. It’s awesome.
So, I guess you see where this is going. The trolley is ours for the afternoon. It will pick the guys up first at the hotel and drive them to the church, then turn around and pick us girls up at the hotel to drive us to the church. It will hang out and wait while we get married (!!!), then drive us over to campus for photographs. And it will be a nice, warm place for our bridal party to chill, drink some bubbly, and eat some munchies while Mr. Burger and I are off taking our couply pics.
I leave you with this yummy picture of a wedding in their trolley (I’m loving how her bridesmaids color coordinate with the interior).
(source – I love this whole wedding!)
How are you hauling around your wedding crew?