Its Wedding Season!!!

As Spring in Texas arrives, wedding season is upon us! 

Not only can Cool Bus Houston take you from bar to bar or brewery to brewery, but we can provide transportation for your wedding day in a very unique party bus!  

We can do this in a number of ways!  Here are just a few ideas:

1.  Bridal Party Transportation:  We arranged transportation for the Bride and her bridesmaids only from their house in Rice Military to their wedding venue at Ashton Gardens.  All of the girls got their hair and makeup done at their house beforehand.  When we picked them up, they boarded the bus wearing their "pre-game" attire of flannel shirts and yoga pants and carried their dresses on hangers in plastic bags to not get dirtied.  They were able to hang their dresses from the handrails across the ceiling of the bus so they wouldn't get wrinkled.  Once on board, the crew enjoyed a glass of champagne while jamming out to some of their favorite party tunes.  The venue was roughly 30 minutes away from the house, which was just enough time to relax before things got crazy with the ceremony and reception.  

Cool Bus Houston Bridal Party Transportation

2.  Wedding Party Transportation:  We met the wedding party (minus for the Bride) at the Lakeside Country Club and transported them Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.   The Bride arranged for her own transportation to the church so that she and the groom wouldn't see each other before she walked down the aisle.  We waited in the parking lot until the ceremony was over and picked up the full wedding party (Bride included!) for transportation back to Lakeside Country Club to kick off the celebration!  

These are just a couple of options that we have done to give you some ideas.  However, Cool Bus Houston can customize a wedding package to suit all of your needs! 

Cool Bus Houston at the Bridal Extravaganza!

2017 started off with a very busy weekend as we had our first experience set up at the Bridal Extravaganza, but definitely not our last! 

This was a good way to see just how beneficial a trade show like this could be for our business as well as a way to directly see the return on our financial investment to reserve a space and decorate our booth.

The Bridal Extravaganza was held Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston, TX.  Over 10,000 Brides and their entourages attended the event and it felt like just about every one of them stopped by our booth! 

Cool Bus Houston at the Bridal Extravaganza in Houston, TX

As you can see we had the Cool Bus set up with a couple of tables in front.  One with a "Register to Win a FREE Ride" and the other with a TV with our promo video (Click HERE to watch it again!) running on a loop.  

It was an awesome & fun experience being able to meet and interact with so many people!  People always say that it doesn't feel like when you love what you are doing, and that couldnt be more true for me after this weekend.   Where it might have felt like work to stand for 6+ hours each day, on a weekend, and talk to people, for me, I don't think I ever got tired of talking to people.  I was so excited to talk about the bus and the services we offered.  I was even more excited to see them actually get on board the bus and watch and hear their reactions.   

Throughout each day, we snapped quite a few pictures of the guests in front of the bus and with our fancy Instagram frame that we made especially for this event.  Check them out below...

A few brides definitely had their acts together and knew exactly what they wanted as their wedding was only a few months away.  Other brides seemed like they were getting "Information Overload" as they were still in the early stages of their wedding planning.   The closest wedding we had was literally 2 weeks away on 1/21/17.  The wedding that was the furthest away was set for October 2019!!!

When it was all said and done we collected over 1,400 email addresses!  Even more importantly, we have booked 4 rides to-date and are in negotiation with a few more customers!   

The Bridal Extravaganza was a fun & eye-opening experience that I am very anxious to participate in again!  Can't Wait! 

 

A busy start to the holiday season

Well after a few weeks with out a reservation, we were finally back in action with 3 reservations in 3 days.  

The weekend kicked off with Decode Digital's 3rd Annual Company Party on Thursday, 12/8.  I picked the group up at 5pm at their office on Montrose Blvd.  We started the evening off in Montrose District at Anvil Bar & Refuge - a bar devoted to the classic cocktail.  We followed that up with heading about a mile down the street to La Grange Houston - and expansive patio bar offering regional Mexican & Tex-Mex dishes, plus craft beer and cocktails.   Our 3rd stop of the night was a quick stop to see all of the festive decorations and lights downtown at Discovery Green before we made it to Conservatory, the Underground Beer Garden and Food Hall.  Our final stop of the night was Cottonwood, a bar with Texas pub fare with 40+ taps, 2 cask-conditioned and a full bar located in the GOOF (aka Garden Oaks/Oak Forest).   

Decode Digital on Cool Bus Houston

I finally called it a night around 12:30am after I got the bus back to the office and cleaned up the bus.  

Saturday, 12/10, was another big day for Cool Bus Houston, as we had 2 reservations.  The first, was for the bridal party for Brett & Hannah Bergamo's Wedding.  I picked up the girls from their townhome in Rice Military and drove them out to their wedding venue at the Ashton Gardens.  As we headed out, I overheard one of the girls saying, "This was definitely our best purchase!"  

Hearing comments like that and hearing a few days after that the girls "RAVED" about it, really make me feel like I am on to something here.  Knowing that I am able to be a part of the biggest day in this couple's life so far, is a pretty cool feeling. 

My 2nd party of the day came well in to the evening as I hosted a birthday party of about 12 people.  I picked the group up in Cypress and made our way to town.  The group rocked out for a solid 30 minutes before we made it to our first stop of the evening, Kung Fu Saloon - a pretty fun bar with a relaxed atmosphere and retro arcade video games - located on Washington Avenue.  For our 2nd stop, we ventured in to Midtown as the group hit up The Dogwood and Sage County - both bars with a great nightlife experience.  Before we left Midtown, we made a quick stop over at Howl at the Moon Piano Bar.  To close out the night, we drove back to Washington Avenue and spent the last hour at Pearl Houston - a bar offering craft cocktails, live music & DJ's, plus a patio with games and TV's.  

By 3am, I was finally calling it a night and had successfully completed 2 rides in one day, including my first wedding event!  I am participating in the Bridal Extravaganza Show in January, and I am very much looking forward to getting more involved with weddings and helping to make the couple's big day even more special.