Getting Around

Finally, a battle I won! And it cost less than I expected! With a bridal party of 16, the logistics of getting around had the potential to give me a major headache. Right off the bat I wanted a trolley—it is a common thing in Savannah, it would most likely fit our entire bridal party, and we could get some awesome pictures.

Trolley

Left image via Elizabeth Anne Designs / Photo by Pilster Photography; Right image via Historic Tours of America

Well, Mr. B wasn’t on board. In fact, he was very much against it, saying he wanted a limo. OK, fine—I can’t force him to do anything he doesn’t want to do (yet!), so I started looking for limos. I really did give it a good try, but it did. not. work. First of all, we would need at least two limos to fit the whole bridal party. Also, a lot of limos these days are tacky. Seriously. So, so cheesy. My research showed these were my options…

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Images via Savannah Limousine Service

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Images via A Savannah Nite

Ugh, these images make me cringe. I cannot drive around in one of these on my wedding day. I just can’t! So back to the drawing board we went. And by “drawing board” I mean “trolley.” After explaining the difficulties with logistics and looks, Mr. B agreed we could look at trolley options. I contacted a few companies in Savannah and settled on Oglethorpe Tours.

Trolley

Image via Morgan Gallo Events / Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Azelle Photography

Ack! I am so excited!! We can fit everyone in it and it will make for some super-cute pictures. The plan is for it to pick my ladies and me up for pictures a few hours before the wedding; then it will drop us off at the church and get the guys. It will then take all of us around for pictures after the ceremony before dropping us off at the reception. I am going to get some bottles of champagne and maybe some snacks, too. I think we will even have enough room for spouses/partners of our wedding party to join in!

Cross another item off the list! Is this cute or is it too trendy? Are there other options out there?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Bicycle

Location:
Tallahassee, FL/Savannah, GA
Wedding Date:
10/26/2013

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    Mrs. Wallaby 2807 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:47 am

    Love that idea!

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1069 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:58 am

    Trolley brides FTW! Mr. Palm Tree was also anti-trolley at first but it really is logical, especially when you have big groups to transport (our wedding party is 13 people, 15 including flower girls, 16 including DOCs). Solid choice and it’ll make for great pictures!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 1409 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:11 am

    What fun it’ll be!

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    Mrs. Squirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 7:22 am

    I love trolley pics! Don’t worry, this is a great trend to jump on!

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    Mrs. Lyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 9:45 am

    We had a huge bridal party, and a trolley was really our only option besides a party bus which was NOT going to happen. It was really lovely, and while we didn’t take a ton of pictures on the trolley, it was really spacious (for our bridal party of 19 + both photographers and all our stuff, essential.) Glad you won this battle! :)

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:49 am

    Trolleys are so quintessential in Savannah, I love this idea!

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    Mrs. Bicycle 616 posts, Busy bee @ 9:58 am

    @Miss Palm Tree: @Mrs. Lyre: Exactly – all those people would require 2 or 3 limos. I would rather have everyone together!

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    dittobelle 134 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:44 am

    The trolleys are so Savannah and really fun to ride on. Oglethorpe Tours is one of the best.

    My only advice…. they can be dirty after having loads of tourists hopping on and off everyday. Be sure and request that you get one that’s been clean so you don’t get anything on your dress.

    Also… it’s usually still hot and humid in Savannah in October… and the trolleys aren’t air conditioned. Be prepared for the heat and humidty to take a toll on your hairstyle and makeup.

    Otherwise… it will be loads of fun and make for some great pictures. When you’re riding down the streets, people yell and wave… so fun!

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    Mrs. Bicycle 616 posts, Busy bee @ 12:23 pm

    @dittobelle: Great advice, thank you!

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