Planning your wedding is undoubtedly an exciting but hectic experience. It is natural for you to want everything to go off without a hitch for your big day, and that includes having every guest show up on time. As such, transportation is a crucial element that should not be overlooked.
While it is common to expect wedding guests to arrange their own transportation in Singapore, this arrangement may result in late arrivals for your wedding reception. And if you plan to serve alcohol at the reception, guests who drive to the ceremony may have to politely decline a drink, leading to food wastage.
Fortunately, these issues can be minimised when you opt for a shuttle bus rental service! So as you go about organising your wedding transportation, let us help you put together a guide on everything you need to know about renting a private bus on your big day.
Bus types available for rent
With a wide range of options available at your disposal, it can be a challenge to select the right type of private bus for your wedding. Often, your decision rests on your group size, desired amenities, and budget.
At 3S Transport, we provide an extensive fleet of private buses to accommodate your every need. Let us take a closer look at the different bus types available for rent so that you can choose the option that is most suitable for you.
Our coach buses are the most luxurious option on offer. These buses can accommodate up to 45 people, making them ideal for transporting a large number of guests over longer distances.
Moreover, our coach buses come equipped with modern amenities, such as air conditioning and cushy seating, that ensure your guests are comfortable throughout the journey. They also provide overhead and undercarriage storage for wedding groups that require extra space for additional baggage storage.
Mini coach buses
If you only have a small guestlist for an intimate celebration but still want your guests to enjoy the same amenities (vehicle-wide air conditioning and comfortable seating) offered by a full-sized coach bus, you can consider our mini coach buses instead. These buses can accommodate up to 19 people, providing a versatile option for short and long-distance trips.
Shuttle bus rental is an affordable alternative for couples looking to transport a smaller group of passengers to their wedding receptions. Our shuttle buses come in two seating arrangements - 11 or 13 seater - and feature a host of comfortable amenities, such as reclining seats, air conditioning, and sufficient baggage storage.
What to consider when renting a private bus for your wedding
Now that you have confirmed the venue for your big day and all your guests have RSVPed to your wedding invitation, you are undoubtedly excited to begin arranging transportation for your guests. We share your excitement too! As such, we are sharing several pointers you should keep in mind when booking a private bus for your wedding.
Tip #1: Book as early as you can
With so many details to arrange for your wedding, it is understandable that booking your wedding transportation may not seem as high of a priority compared to the event venue and food catering.
However, it is ill-advised to put off booking your transportation to the last minute, especially if you are holding your wedding during peak season. Instead, to ensure the availability of your desired private bus service, you should make a reservation once you have confirmed the date and venue of your reception.
Tip #2: Nail down your schedule and share it with the bus driver
Things can get pretty hectic on the day of your wedding, and you might find yourself working around tight deadlines. As such, it is imperative for you to prepare and share your schedule with the bus driver so that they can get you and your guests to the destination on time.
One of the first things you need to decide is when the ceremony will begin. It is always wise to account for potential delays - such as traffic jams - in your schedule to ensure a timely reception. Lastly, you should have a general idea of when the ceremony will end so that the bus driver can arrive promptly to take your guests home.
Tip #3: Always prepare a buffer time of at least 15 minutes
You can have your schedule planned to the last minute and still encounter unforeseen circumstances that upend your itinerary. From late groomsmen to traffic jams, there are various reasons why you could fall behind schedule.
Therefore, it is advisable to add 15 minutes of buffer time for each scheduled stop you need to make. This way, you are accounting for any unexpected changes that may occur during the trip, thereby ensuring you remain on schedule for your wedding reception. Even if you arrive at your wedding venue early, there is no harm done.
Tip #4: Stick to your budget
While we understand the desire to make a lasting impression on your big day, you need to learn how to manage your finite budget. After all, you don’t want to overspend on your transportation only to discover that you have insufficient money for the rest of your wedding.
Private bus companies in Singapore typically charge by the hour or a flat rental fee, so you may want to inquire about your preferred company’s rates. This will allow you to determine how much you can afford for your wedding transportation without having to dip into your other budget allocations.
Your wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most special moments in your life. Naturally, that means making a big splash and travelling in style to your wedding ceremony. And at 3S Transport, we can help you accomplish just that! Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about our private and mini bus rental services today.