Boating Across the Bay

One of the things I am MOST excited about for our wedding is this:


 Image via Jason Angelini Photography

A water taxi!

As I mentioned earlier, Davis Island Garden Club is located right on the water. So what better way to get there than by boat? The reception is accessible by car as well, but we anticipate most guests will go for the boat.

We not-so-accidentally blocked rooms at a hotel right on the water in downtown Tampa. Check out the nifty little path the boat will take:


Personal image

When we contacted Tampa Water Taxi to learn more about renting a boat, we learned the water taxi only holds 30 people. Umm…big problem. We were estimating having roughly 120 guests and four trips back and forth would take FO EVA. But I wasn’t about to give up the boat, even if it meant turning our cocktail hour into a cocktail afternoon. (Let’s be honest, that’s right up my family’s alley.)

Thankfully, Mr. Squirrel called back, worked his wedding magic* and, just like that, we had two boats!! It turns out the company was getting ready to buy a second boat and they were both ours for the renting! I felt so much better knowing both boats could make two trips and get everyone where they need to be.

We factored in the cost of the boat rental when we budgeted and we were pretty much on target, thankfully. Did we need a boat? No…but hey, we’re trying to make some memories here! I cannot wait for some awesome pics. I promise I will force Mr. Squirrel to pull a Titanic. (Arms around me at the front of the boat…hair blowing…maybe a little make-out sesh? Not the sinking, freezing, and dying part.)

It also has the same benefit that all taxis have…no need for a DD! There have been so many weddings over the years where someone gets stuck being the driver, usually one of my little sisters, and they never got to have as much fun as everyone else. A wedding is all about letting loose and having fun! Of course there are plenty of people who choose not to drink, but at least having drunk guests drive in a unknown city is one thing I won’t have to worry about!

I want a picture like this at the end of the night…


Image via Jason Angelini Photography

What do you think? Is a water taxi a tragic waste of money or a fun and quirky addition to the wedding?

*I swear Mr. Squirrel is able to talk every single vendor down in price (as opposed to someone else who practically doubles the budget with every vendor communication—this girl can’t win).


Mrs. Squirrel

Tampa, FL
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:56 pm

    This is awesome and so unique! Love love love.

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:15 am

    Looks like fun!!

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