Photo: Clark + Walker Studio
The Bridal Party shuttle/trolley/bus is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day. There is nothing like the excitement of the bridesmaids and groomsmen first getting together on the way to the wedding. These are the most special people in your lives and they are all there, excited and ready to celebrate your big day. The celebration once the bride and groom are officially married is truly unmatched! These rides to and from the ceremony and reception should be relaxed and exciting. Here are a few must haves to make your bridal party shuttle even more memorable:
- A cooler full of ice-cold beverages! Pack the bride and groom’s favorite drinks to celebrate after the ceremony. Don’t forget small bottles of water – hydration is key on a long wedding day (plus you should have a water on the way to the ceremony, and a drink on the way out!) Don’t leave this until the last minute – make sure there is a designated person that is in charge of putting the cooler together so you aren’t scrambling right before it’s time to go.
- Champagne (and glasses) for a celebratory toast…or two – especially right after the nuptials. This is such a special time to celebrate with your closest family and friends before the reception begins.
- Auxiliary cord (and an extra aux cord) – there is nothing worse than not being able to get the shuttle’s sounds system to work. Pack a couple of aux cords and test the system when the bus arrives. Put one person in charge of the music – request they make a playlist ahead of time with upbeat, favorite songs that is going to get the celebration started. Send someone out to the bus ahead of the bridal party to get the music started.
- Polaroid Camera – a fun way to catch the shenanigans on the Bridal Party shuttle. If you don’t want to pack a camera, have someone start a shared iPhone album and invite everyone in the bridal party to share their photos from the wedding weekend. Everyone will get to relive the fun of the weekend through the photos.
If you’re a part of the bridal party, enjoy! Take it all in and have fun celebrating the new bride and groom 🙂
This is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day – what’s yours??