Ohio Wedding Bus Transportation
S&S Coach Co.
Classic or modern, formal or intimate, grand or familiar, large or small: if unique, fun, and memorable are your intended goals, then wedding day motor coach transportation is an option you really should consider!
How to decide if a Charter is Right for your Wedding:
You want to customize as much as possible. Few other options offer you the extreme customization opportunities you find in motor coach transportation. Your imagination is the limit.
You want to be comfortable and arrive at your destination in a wrinkle free dress and without carsickness. You can stand up rather than scooting around and you don’t have to wear a seat belt that could wrinkle your dress. You ride facing forward rather than sideways like in a limo- combine a couple curves riding sideways with wedding day nerves and it's a recipe for carsickness.
You can enjoy the drive between venues with your friends and family. Who knows when the next time you’ll have the chance to all be together? It's your special celebration - make every minute count.You’ll have tons of romantic time with your spouse – that’s what the honeymoon is for, right?
Life is easier (and more fun) with fewer worries. When you move your whole bridal party together in a charter bus, you can be sure the best man won’t stop off for a “quick pre-speech drink” at a bar along the way, your out of town Uncle won’t get lost, Grandma and Grandpa won’t have to drive after dark, and your friends will get back to the hotel safely even if they celebrated a little too much.
Are you beginning your planning?
Planning can be both an exciting and taxing experience whether you’re just starting or you’ve been working on your dream wedding since you were twelve. Your imagination is your only limitation. You might be amazed at the things you can accomplish and the unique and memorable experiences you can create on a shoe string budget. Here are a few ideas from the traditional to the unconventional to get you started:
Several brides have elected to enjoy a relaxing morning with their friends and close family including spa treatments, a bridal luncheon and then return to the church or hotel to get ready. After so much work to bring everything and everyone together to share in your special day, why not enjoy every minute?
Some brides choose to offer their guests transportation from hotel to church, to an entertainment venue (while photos are being taken at various sites), to the reception and then shuttles back to the hotel at the end of the night.
Several brides have chosen to offer motor coach transportation to a destination wedding in the mid-west or east-coast to reduce individual travel expenses, increase the number of guests able to attend and maximize their guest wedding experiences. If you dream of a New York City wedding but half of your guests are from Ohio, a motor coach not only gets your guests there for less than airfare, it provides local transportation too. Your family and friends spend about the same time travelling when you consider security and delays at the airport and your motor coach doesn’t get grounded by a little storm. Grandpa and Grandma don’t have to drive and Aunt Betty can bring as many carry-ons and bags as she can squeeze into the big luggage bays and airline style overheads. In the morning rather than sitting in their rooms waiting for the afternoon’s events, everyone can take a tour of New York City. You don’t need to worry about making sure everyone has directions or if Uncle Bill got lost.
One of the most unique weddings we’ve helped create was a leap year day wedding. As a second wedding for both the bride and groom, they wanted to share their day with as many friends as possible, wanted to do something different and on a small budget. They choose to travel with over fifty of their closest friends and family across Ohio, stopping along the way to visit fifteen separate places each holding special meaning to the couple and, in the process, sharing their day with hundreds more friends across the state.
Do you know exactly what you want?
6–9 Months Before
First, make a list of all the people you need to transport. Everyone in your wedding party: the bride, groom, parents, grandparents, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and out of town guests.
Second, consider your wedding day events: Do you plan to get ready at the church or a separate location, with or without your bridesmaids and parents? Do you need hotel shuttles for out of town guests? Are your ceremony, reception and other wedding day events at separate locations?
Third, be aware of any restrictions at your ceremony or reception sites. Larger vehicles have height and weight restrictions which could prevent traversing that beautiful winding trail with the arching wooden bridge or low hanging tree branches. A historical downtown church may have parking or loading area restrictions.
Fourth, contact the transportation company. Make sure your date is available. Saturdays are the most popular travel day. Some dates fill as early as six months in advance though we have done weddings on one week's notice. Requesting price and availability will not secure your date. You will need a contract and a deposit to confirm your reservation. Be sure you know the company’s payment and cancellation policies. Policies vary greatly. Some companies will refund your deposit if you cancel before a certain date. Others require less money down but the deposit is not refundable. Some require full payment 30 days in advance others a week or so before your event. You may also want to find out how the company handles situations such as an overbooking, a major mechanical breakdown or driver shortage which would prevent them from fulfilling your contract. Do they simply refund some or all of your money or will they arrange similar transportation for you? Very small companies with only two or three buses may not be as accommodating as a larger company and a huge company may not offer custom, individual service like a smaller company.
1 Month Before
Share any travel updates or changes with your transportation company. Check with your local police department or city hall to see if they anticipate street closures or detours due to festivals, parades or other events along the intended route. Now is the time to make any necessary big adjustments.
1 Week Before
Confirm your reservation. Make sure the company has the latest information: include your wedding day itinerary, all addresses for your guests' hotels, detailed directions, maps, and contact numbers. Designate a "go-to" person to coordinate and handle any last minute questions or issues on your wedding day so you don't have to. Front desk phone numbers and the number of guests staying at each hotel can be helpful in case your Aunt is running late or your nephew decided to dump cool aid on his dress shirt. If you have a preference regarding the route to the ceremony and reception, be sure to finalize and confirm this instruction. If you have a schedule for post-reception shuttles, provide a copy to the company and have a posting for your guests to refer to at the end of their evening. Make sure your event coordinator or DJ knows to announce the last shuttle 15 minutes before departure. Get an after-hours phone number in case of an emergency or last minute change of plan.
Relax and enjoy the fruit of your labors. You’ve worked hard to make this happen and the last thing you should worry about is your loved ones arriving promptly and safely! Your driver will arrive on time, follow your written instructions and also accommodate any special requests where ever possible. Need an extra run to return Grandpa and Grandma to the hotel after dinner? No problem. Not ready to end the celebration when your reception hall is? You can add extra hours for a nominal cost and know everyone will get to the hotel safely at the end of the night!