Choosing Your Wedding Transport
Wedding transport is a very important aspect of the wedding. There is nothing worse than waiting for hours for your wedding car while all your guests are waiting at the church. You want to be able to turn up when you want in a calm and composed manner, rather than being stressed by unreliable transport. However, have no fear – there are many reliable wedding cars and carriages companies out there to help you travel to and from your wedding in style.
At the moment it is fashionable to use a wedding car hire company but there are many different types of wedding transport, so find something that you like and makes you feel special! From horse-drawn carriages to wedding limos, the possibilities are endless!
Choosing your wedding transport
When choosing your wedding transport, you need to consider the time of year and therefore the weather, as well as your wedding budget and how reliable the form of transport is. You will also need to consider how much transport you will need, for how many people, and whether you would like different transport for different parts of the day. Unlike a church ceremony, you may not need transport for the start of a civil ceremony as there’s no official ‘arrival’ of the bride, but it can be a lovely option for you and your father, or for special guests like grandparents. Don’t forget to take into account how far you’ll need to travel, and how big your dress is!
Image via Christophers Wedding Cars
The vintage Rolls Royce, a classic Daimler, suave Bentleys, a fine Mercedes or classy Jaguar – the choices are endless for wedding cars for your big day! Vintage is really fashionable at the moment for wedding transport so get ahead of the trend and book your traditional wedding car as soon as possible. There are many wedding car hire companies so it should be easy to find one in your area.
Perhaps your groom would like to arrive at your wedding in a modern Ferrari – there are specialist wedding car hire companies offering sports car hire for the weekend.Without a doubt, this year’s big trend is the classic VW Campervan, which is perfect for couples looking for something a little quirkier.
Perfect for a glamorous arrival, and with plenty of space for your wedding dress, stretched limousines have maintained their popularity for weddings, and in particular for hen and stag nights, for over a decade. They are elegant and reliable, so you will not only arrive in style but also on time! Be sure to check out the company’s credentials as we have heard of a number of homemade “cut and shunt” stretched limos being used for weddings.
Image via Maple Leaf Carriage Company
Although more often used to take the bride and groom from the church to the reception, if you are having a civil ceremony at a stately home, castle or country hotel it would be very fitting for your wedding transport to be a horse-drawn carriage. In most cases, the carriage just takes you the last mile or two, giving you the chance to relax, gather your thoughts, and arrive in this most romantic style of transport. Arrange for the carriage to stay until after the ceremony to whisk you both away for some photographs, or to take the younger guests for a ride. A romantic and enchanting way to start and finish your wedding!
For some brides and grooms, the only way to travel to and from their wedding is by helicopter. You need to be aware of the obvious extra cost and fit that into your wedding budget, but flying sky high after your wedding can be a magical and stylish way to travel to your reception. Check the company’s policy on cancellations – they can’t fly in certain weather conditions but may be happy to transfer the booking for an anniversary flight instead. Many large venues have either a helipad or an area in their grounds suitable for landing a helicopter.
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