Organising wedding transport for very large wedding parties

Posted on: 8 May 2017

If your wedding party includes a few bridesmaids and groomsman on each side, plus a flower girl and ring bearer you can easily find yourselves needing to transport double digits of people (especially if you are also bringing the bride's parents to the ceremony and/or want the photographer to get some photos on the way there). Here are some suggestions to make the process as easy as a possible. 

Organise car pooling

If you do not have a large budget one option is to get everyone to organise their own transport apart from the bride and groom. This can be a very affordable option but does require a lot of co-ordination between the different members of the bridal party. It's a reasonable option if you have a very organised person in the bridal party who is prepared to be the co-ordinator if someone breaks down or gets lost on the day. 

Hire bigger cars

While it can be nice to have classic old cars or sports convertibles in wedding photos it can be hard to fit more than 3-4 adults in one car with this option. Once you have a large number of cars on the road it is all too possible for some of the cars to get delayed or lost which can interfere with the schedule for the day and frustrated everyone. Having fewer but bigger cars lets everyone socialise on the day and makes sure that you all get to the same place at the same time. Many wedding charter companies have larger vehicles which can be a great option for the day. 


Another option is to hire a classic car for the bride and her parents which is taken to the church, and then to drive the bride and the groom from that point onwards. The rest of the bridal party can take a minibus from that point onwards to go for any photos and to the reception. This can be a good way to get everyone to the same place at the same time but may not look as impressive in photos. 

If you have a large bridal party it can be a good idea to think about how you will be able to transport everyone on the day. The best solution will depend on the size of your party and your budget. Contact a wedding charter hire company to explore your options.