One of the most frequently asked questions I get from my wedding coordination clients is what to do about transportation. No one wants to drop hundreds of dollars on shuttles or limos – especially if the ceremony and reception venues aren’t that far away from each other. And for most couples nowadays, the idea of wedding day transportation isn’t so much of an added “must have” detail – it’s simply a matter of logistics.
While you still cannot book Ubers ahead of time, the Uber Weddings website does allow couples to create a custom code for their guests to get $20 off their first ride AND the couple even gets a free ride of their own (up to $40)!! Add in some customizable graphics, and you and your guests will be getting to and from your DC wedding locations easily, affordably, and in style!
The customizable code makes it pretty simple for couples to share Uber with their guests. My friends used it last November for their wedding and I had fun helping some of the out of town guests get the app setup on their phone. Everyone thought it was the spiffiest thing ever, and they loved climbing into a sleek black town car at the end of the night.
You can also use Uber for other wedding related activities – rides to rehearsal dinners, picking up guests from an airport, or even for bachelor/ette parties. Personally, we used Uber SUV a few summers ago for a girlfriend’s bachelorette party in DC and it was a huge hit!
So if you might be interested, just head on over to Uber’s Weddings website and apply for a custom code. Within 1-2 days, someone from the Uber team gets back to you with: email graphics to share with guests/add to your wedding site, your customized new user code, and the personal code for your free ride!
But wait, there’s MORE. In case you are BRAND NEW to Uber and haven’t ever tried it before, couples can give it a try for a free ride up to $25, using the code DCWEDDING. That way you can try the app for yourself ahead of time and see how easy it is to use. Believe me, you’ll never consider hiring a shuttle service or limo company again!