Happy New Year knotties!
FI and I are getting married this spring, so I’m starting to think about some of the more logistical details of the day including guest transportation/parking. Our ceremony will be held at our church about 20-25 minutes outside the city and the reception will be downtown where parking options include nearby garages ($5-10) or limited but free street parking. Unfortunately we had not budgeted for any sort of shuttle or valet service because this is something FI’s parents said they would cover. However, after seeing how expensive the rehearsal dinner they wanted to throw would be, they backed out of this. FI has already asked if they could make a couple cuts to the rehersal dinner to help with this as they had originally said, but they’re set in their plans for the dinner.
So right now the options I’m looking at are: leaving it totally up to guests to find parking but making the options clear on the wedding website (free to us) OR bringing in a valet service for the night and “subsidizing” a few bucks per car so guests would be paying maybe $5 total (would cost us about $500 which is probably doable).
What are everyone’s thoughts? I would absolutely love to be able to cover transportation or parking for our guests but it’s just not feasible monetarily.
Thanks for your input!