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This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.

 

Our advice: Skip the Limo. There's just no reason to spend a thousand bucks (or more!) on transportation. Spend that money on something more important!

Wedding Budget Tip #23:

Skip the pricey limo.

When you are planning a wedding on a budget and you're looking for ways to save money, one of the first unnecessary items you can cut from the list is the limousine rental.

Limousines are generally considered a luxury item and are an easy item to cross off your list if you're working with limited funds.

If you choose a venue that you can use for both the ceremony and reception (another money saver, in most cases) then it further eliminates the need to offer transportation for your family or wedding party.

In the case that you do book separate wedding and ceremony venues, you can encourage the members of your wedding party to carpool together, or with their own dates / significant others, since most of the members of your wedding party will likely bring dates. This will also make it easier for them to get themselves home at the end of the evening's festivities.

You could also consider taking public transportation if that's an option. We featured an adorable wedding where the bridal party took the town trolley from the church to the reception venue:

Kristin Vanzant Photography 

Just as effective, and definitely budget-savvy! So, if you were asking me, I'd say skip the limo — that money is definitely better spent elsewhere, on something that will make a bigger impact on ALL your guests!

So tell us:

are you splurging on a limo or skipping it?

Leave a comment below and let us know!

 

 


Wedding Budget Tip #23: Skip the Pricey Limo

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • I agree 100% – ditch the limo! Thankfully we’re getting married and having our reception in the same venue so that’s one cost off our list. My friend who got married recently used her dad’s lovely car which was scrubbed up and looked fabulous and much more casual than a limo.

  • Leslie

    We’ll probably skip the limo too. The ceremony and reception are in the same location so we don’t need to worry about that. We’re still trying to decide if we’ll spend one night in hotel or just go back home.

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