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Do You Have To Provide Transportation for Your Wedding Guests?

Introducing the D Weddings ABCs of Etiquette: Sure, you can flip through Emily Post’s bible of good manners, but what do Dallas brides, planners, and guests expect when it comes to local wedding etiquette? Dallas wedding experts tell us how to graciously navigate every wedding-day situation.


While transporting your guests—whether by bus, limo, taxi, or Uber—to your wedding is not expected, it is certainly appreciated. “If you can accommodate transportation in your budget, we recommend departing from the hotel room block, and be very specific about the departure time,” says Brianna Noland of 316 Design Source. However, there’s an exception: “When there is no Uber, parking is limited, you have a majority of out-of-town guests, or if your venue is way out of town, we would strongly suggest providing transportation,” she says.

However, you are responsible for getting your bridal party to and from the party safe and sound. “The bride’s family is responsible for providing transportation for the bridal party to and from the ceremony and reception while the groom’s family is responsible for transportation of the groom and best man to the ceremony,” Noland explains.

Guests: If transportation is provided, don’t be late.

Bride and Groom: Don’t forget to tip your drivers.

This article originally appeared in the Fall / Winter 2018 issue of D Weddings. Purchase yours online .

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