Pimp My Ride

Growing up I not only just loved books, but I simply adored Dr. Seuss books. I loved his wildly funny, wickedly imaginative words and stories  and I would read them again and again as a little Sweet Cream. One of my favorites (is there such a word when talking about Dr. Seuss??) is “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now.”

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via Etsy’s ArtandBookShop

For those of you unfamiliar with the story, some man from above tries kicking poor Marvin out and lists all of the crazy ways that he can leave… by broomstick, by Bumble-Boat, by Crunk Car, by a Zike Bike… if you know Dr. Seuss, like I am sure you do… you get the picture.

I am sure that you are thinking, “Sweet Cream! What the hay does Dr. Seuss have to do with all this?!”

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via Etsy’s ArtandBookShop

Well… I’ll tell you what… I think that thoughts of Marvin’s modes of possibilities in transportation somehow made it into my bridal brain disguised—and for some reason, I just couldn’t let go of the fact that I didn’t want just a limo to carry us—or our wedding party—around on the big day.

There were plenty of other cool ways to get to and from the church.

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Like a bus from the UK! / via Wendy Home

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Or a trolley / Ever Lovely / via Trolley Kannapolis Tours

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This bus rocks! / via Wilsonberry Wedding

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I really really wanted a VW bus / Distinct Occasions / via Kuste Kombis

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Maybe even a really cool desert rover/ via California Overland

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A SCHOOL BUS! enough said! / via Bride.net

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Until you say “boat!” / via My Wedding

For us, transportation is not a high priority on the list—I do admit that our budget money wasn’t riding on something as cool as a Zike Bike. I tried reaching out to the local VW club to find a VW bus—with no such luck (although I did mysteriously begin to see them parked around everywhere after I started the hunt! Never with a driver, though!).

So after brainstorming and thinkforming…Googling and doodling… (Whoa! Getting all Seuss-y on the hive, huh?)… We arrived at this…

…Wait for it…

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via Avis

That’s right, my friends. A Chevy Van that seats 12.

Well, you can’t win ‘em all. The clock is ticking and my creative juices are getting used elsewhere. And with a basket of goodies, some window markers and perhaps a Martha flower here and there, I think it will be perfection. And it’s a whopping $112 for 24 hours. Done and done!

Please tell me your super cool ideas that got your wedding party from Point A to Point B, whether they be wicked, unique or thrifty! I need to live vicariously through you since all we are getting is a Chevy van!!! But know that I do have a little somethin’ somethin’ up my sleeve for  Mr. Sweets and me…

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Miss Sweet Cream

Location:
Philadelphia
Wedding Date:
October 2011

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    CupcakeKelly 135 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:06 am

    I love wedding trolleys! But it’s probably the first thing I’d sacrifice if I needed the money elsewhere in the budget. At around $1500 for 4 hours here in Chicago, it would definitely be a splurge, and when I compare it to your $112, it seems almost laughable! Plus, the van has its own sort of kitsch. :)

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    HappyWanderer 78 posts, Worker bee @ 7:23 am

    Can’t tell you about super cool ideas for transport but I can tell you how much I LOVE MARVIN K MOONEY. That was one of the first books I learned to read :) my mom still has it afer all these years. It is one of the greatest books ever….sorry I couldn’t contribute anything substantive but I love that friggin book.

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    ktell16 31 posts, Newbee @ 7:53 am

    Was “crunk car” really one of the transportation options in the book?? lol Dr. Seuss is ghetto fabulous.

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    Mrs. Aardvark 1129 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:00 am

    I LOVE me some Dr. Seuss! We are leaning toward Zike Bike at the moment… But haven’t given much (any) thought to transporting the wedding party…Oops. The Chevy van all decked out will be sweet!

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    mija22 1281 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:15 am

    We’re using the shuttle that the hotel is providing since it’s free….the ride was not one of my priorities either and I didn’t see spending hundreds of dollars to have a limo waiting around for the end of the reception…I wanted to use that money elsewhere…I think the limo/car ride is such a waste of money…

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    Ms. Anemone 624 posts, Busy bee @ 9:32 am

    In the middle of the winter, many of the more cutesy options are just too chilly.
    Though now you have me thinking about looking into cute vans/buses!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:41 pm

    I haven’t found much in the creative modes of transportation in my area. I did find a Jeep limo, and I am a Jeep girl through and through. Only problem (same as you) is cost.

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    Mrs. Kettle 926 posts, Busy bee @ 10:02 pm

    I’ve been trying to get the discussion going about transportation, but it isn’t going well. I think it will be more of a discussion once we know everyone’s transportation needs.

    That van will allow for some close quarters, I’m seeing lots of cute pictures in-van in your future!

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    Mrs. Skunk 146 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:38 am

    Luckily ceremony and reception are in the same place, but we’re still trying to figure out how to get from the reception to downtown ATL the night of the wedding so that we can be closer to the airport for the next mornings early flight!

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    kmnowlan 207 posts, Helper bee @ 12:58 pm

    Where did ya go Miss SC? We miss you around these parts! Hope your wedding went wonderfully!

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