Wedding Tip Thursday: Making Transportation Fun for your Guests


Katie + Christian's Winston-Salem Wedding [Wedding Planner: Erin McLean Events Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography]

It’s not uncommon for a Bride and Groom to opt for providing transportation for their guests if the ceremony and reception are quite a distance apart. This is especially helpful if most or almost all of your guests are coming in from out of town. If you do choose to shuttle your guests, consider taking advantage of their undivided attention while en route to your reception. Some fun ideas:

-Provide a “mobile photo booth” in a box complete with fun props, signs and Polaroid or disposable cameras. Assign a guest or your planner to be responsible for collecting the items.

-Have them interact by giving them a game to play – my pick is trivia questions about the Bride and Groom. Where did they meet? Where was their first date? What is their favorite sport’s team? How did he propose? It’s fun and guests will learn all about the couple!

-Send a guest book or notes to be inserted in the guest book along for the ride. Attendees can write a message to the newlyweds, give marriage advice or just sign their name and a quick congratulations.

-And don’t overlook having some treats and/or drinks on the shuttle. This is a great option for the end of the night – work with your caterer to include individually wrapped late night snacks and a bottle of water for each guest’s ride back to their hotel.

Hope you enjoy incorporating one of these ideas at your event. After all, getting there is half the fun!