Don’t make the mistake of thinking school buses are only for school – because they’re not! Modern brides and grooms are increasingly making the hip yellow school bus an important part of their wedding day. Here’s how.
Consider where you need to go, and how many people need to get there
Before deciding on your wedding day transportation, make a list of all the places you need to get to and all the people who need to go along for the ride. There’s more than just the bride and groom to consider, after all.
Many couples like to provide wheels for their wedding party, as a way to thank them for all of their help in planning for the big day. Giving them the gift of worry-free transportation between wedding day venues is a nice gesture.
Put some thought into how your parents will get around that day too – taking care of their transport needs is always appreciated.
When it comes to making that list of venues that everyone needs to get to on your wedding day, use the following as a starting point: ceremony location, photo venue, reception destination, out-of-town guests’ hotels, and local guests needing to get home after all the partying at the reception. If you’re leaving the morning after your wedding for your honeymoon, consider how you’ll be getting there too – for example, do you need transportation to the airport?
Couples on a budget
It’s understandable if you want to stick to tradition – the image of the bride and groom riding in an elegant stretch limo from the ceremony to the photo location, and then to the reception, is a classic. But to hire yet another limo for your wedding party, immediate family, and so on, can bust a budget in no time flat. Here’s how you stick to tradition and enjoy the savings of a cool yellow school bus at the same time. The cost for a school bus for the wedding day is much lower than those fancy alternatives.
We all know the bride and groom are the main attraction – so go ahead and splurge on a limo for that. If you need to work a few extra hours to pay for it, it’s not the end of the world.
But for everyone else, we highly recommend that you consider the humble school bus. It’s incredibly affordable compared to other options, and will leave you with cash left over to put towards other aspects of your big day, or even your honeymoon fund! Want to kick it up a notch? There are executive coach bus options, too, which can take the bridal party in style, too!
With a little creativity, a school bus can be transformed from a simple vehicle used to bring kids to school into an attention-getting yellow beacon that announces the importance of the day’s events to everyone who lays eyes on it. A good decorating job is key here – and will transform your budget-friendly bus into a memorable mode of transport that gets people talking for all the right reasons. Look to Pinterest for some free inspiration.
Going all in
So now you can see the vision, right? And maybe you’re thinking that you don’t need to be a die-hard traditionalist after all. If so, consider joining your wedding party in their bus – after all, there’s no need for you to miss out on all the fun they’re having! You’ll save the cost of the private limo for two, and have a blast while you’re at it.
The yellow school bus can play an important role in a budget-conscious wedding
Aside from the fact that a yellow school bus makes for a fun ride, there’s no question that it can save you big bucks on your wedding day. Don’t overlook this simple and affordable transportation option.
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