Wedding Planning/SHUTTLE


My daughter's wedding & reception will be in a small town (Canastota, NY). There is a major casino and several hotels within 10 minutes, but none offer free shuttles to & from reception. Since there is not one "main" hotel that I expect guests to stay at, I find it hard to spend the money on a shuttle. Since most guests will live within 45 minutes, I'm not sure how many would stay anyway. Would it be rude to not provide a shuttle to get guests from reception to various hotels or is it expected?  Sept wedding. Thank You

Hi Roger,
Congratulations on your daughter's upcoming wedding.  You sound like a very thoughtful father and host.  It is not rude not to provide transportation with such an easy and quick to get to destination.  Nor should it be expected.  Two of my daughters wed within 4 months of each other here in Austin Texas.  The first had a hotel, church, and reception facility with blocks of each other -- no transportation necessary.  The other had a hotel that was 25 minutes from a beautiful but remote location.  We provided transportation for those guests.  It was a happy surprise for them, certainly not assumed.  
There are so many ways to spend those wedding dollars, that if you can forgo items, then all the better.
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