Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Wedding Car
If your wedding and reception are in the same venue you may argue that you don’t really need a wedding car, but it forms part of the wedding dream – the perfect chauffeur driven car, whether it is vintage or modern – to drive you to your wedding.
The choice of car is endless, and below are our top tips for getting the most from your wedding car.
- check out the options on line. Look at photos on the company’s web site before arranging to see the car
- make sure you see the actual car – not just a photo of it. Some companies act as agents for other companies’ cars, and while there is nothing wrong with this, you need to know where the buck stops
- find out if there is a back up plan. Cars do, unfortunately, occasionally breakdown
- check that the company is correctly insured. While it is perhaps not appropriate to ask to see insurance documents, a brief email confirming this point if it isn’t already on the company’s documentation will suffice if there is a problem later
- feel uncomfortable about asking exactly what a particular car looks like – you are not expected to know your Armstrongs from your Bentleys
- expect to be taken for a ride when you go to see the car; how the car feels is largely irrelevant
Wedding car companies can’t hire their cars out for proms, birthdays, parties etc, unless they are licensed with the local council – the same as a Taxi. Any vehicle , whether it is a car, tractor or fire engine, must be licensed if they are to be used for public hire, along with an operator’s license, and drivers must also be licensed with the council.