Thursday, August 26, 2010

pimp my schoolbus

we have gone back and forth about renting limos, tried to get a trolley to bring in the san francisco effect, party bus, towncars, you get the picture.  pat has 8 groomsmen and i have 6 in my bridal party.  plus 4 parents, 2 photographers and a videographer, you've got yourself a lot of people!

we are doing a shuttle for our guests to and from the reception venue and the various hotels (we've already sold out of one of the hotels!!), to allow everyone to have a good time and eliminate the worry of "who is driving home!"  that shuttle is... a schoolbus.

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so since the schoolbus is giving us a rate for all-day, we figured, why pay another bus almost the same amount of money for 20 minutes worth of work?

some people might think it's a little less than ideal.  but me?  it's cost-effective, and "old school" - get it?  i mean seriously - it's a ride from the church to the reception, so everyone can go together.  it's also providing a safe ride home to our guests, so they can fully enjoy themselves (and the road leading to the yacht club is very windy!)  it's not costing a million bucks and with all the other details i want to take care of, it's kind of at the bottom of my list.  so we threw the "cool" factor out the window!

but... there are some little details i would love to incorporate, of course, to help make a schoolbus look "cute" :).  below are some images i found for inspiration!

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source - is that a dance party i see?

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and you can bet there will be plenty of these inside :)

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my maid of honor's parents have a 2-seater convertible that they said we could borrow for the ride to the reception... so the two of us might take them up on that, followed by our crew in the bus :)

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13 comments:

  1. You will have some great photo ops. It is transportation from point A to point B. Maybe it would be nice to provide limos (it would be "nice" to do lots of things right?) but totally not necessary. Guests will appreciate having whatever you provide.

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  2. GREAT idea. I wanted one too but he nixxed it. One of my friends had one for her wedding too, I'll email you pics. ;)

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  3. Very cool idea! I'd take the 2-seater car ;)

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  4. We had a school bus for our wedding and everyone loved it. It was definitely the inexpensive route. I'll post some pics of it next week

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  5. I friggin love this idea. totally awesome.

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  6. I think it's a wonderful idea :) Definitely will make for some cute pictures!

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  7. that is such a cute idea!! i love the idea of the poms poms inside! and you guys should totally be alone :) soo sweet

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  8. we are doing buses for our guests too!!! LOVE this!! :)

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  9. Very common here to hire those big old-fashioned red double-decker London buses as wedding transport.

    Maxine x

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  10. GREAT idea! I couldn't find any local school bus companies willing to do this for us. We had to shell out the extra cash for a trolley to take us back to the hotel at the end of the night. Good for you!

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  11. Super cute idea! The pictures will be so fun!

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