So FI and I had decided to have our ceremony and reception in downtown chicago, but recently decided to do a mayon/mehndi. Since we really didn't want to spend a lot of money, doing it in downtown, we looked for places in the suburbs and there is a great place that is all inclusive which includes decor, food, etc and its completely affordable for us.
The problem is the transportation for our OOT guests. Since majority of the events all in downtown, we are going to do the hotel blocks in the hotel we are using for the ceremony probably, or close to it and the reception is not really that far off, maybe a less than 15 min cab ride if that. So the chances of OOT guest renting cars are slims, since the parking charges in downtown are super high. But the mehndi/mayon venue is about an hour or so drive away from Chicago. So we would probably need to rent a vehicle or bus to shuttle them back and forth.
The problem is that I wasn't planning on doing this for everyone else, just the OOT guests. The others are familiar with the area, and they can drive since they all live in the city or suburbs. Would they find it rude or something if we are providing transportation for some and not for the rest? Also, we are not providing transportation for the wedding and reception either, so the guests will have to park and pay a discounted parking fee, which we can absorb the cost of if needed or provide a bus to shuttle everyone back and forth. I think paying for parking on two different occassions is a lot so we want to try absorbing some of it, but which one would be better and cheaper for us to do? Pay the discounted rate of parking their cars in downtown or just get one of those bus to pick up people by our house and shuttle them to downtown???
Is any one else doing one or the other? What are you doing?