Getting to the Church on Time
The popular song mentions a stylish carriage and the saying something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue is a perfect description of many wedding car fleets. You may be hosting your entire wedding at one location but if you need to hitch a lift to get hitched what are your options?
Arrange to see the cars you want to book, most suppliers require you to book an appointment so not a good idea to just turn up! You will know the size of your dress and train so check the interior of the vehicle carefully and consider issues like stepping up into a carriage if you are wearing a tight-fitting dress!
Consider relevant questions to ask when you visit and before you book; check the extras in your package to avoid any disappointments - some suppliers include a complimentary bottle of bubbly whilst others don't allow it in their vehicle to avoid spills. Are flowers or ribbons supplied? Will the driver or pilot be happy to allow time for photos and would you like an extra journey to a special location for these? Whatever you arrange make sure your photographer is up to speed with your plans.
There is an amazing choice of cars you can hire for your wedding depending on your style and budget. Vintage cars from the earliest days of motoring, classic cars from the 60s, state-of-the-art modern vehicles often marketed for the groom and best man or superb American stretch limousines fitted out with bar, LED lighting, TV screen and more. Many cars come with options for open-topped driving and all will give fabulous photo opportunities.
There are a number of suppliers offering cars to suit a vintage, retro or English themed wedding or you can book a car from a specific era or country. Minis, taxis, and VW beetles or camper vans are especially popular!
Horse & CarriageThe traditional means of wedding transport and favourite for royal weddings, horse hooves are one of the greenest choices if you want to keep down the carbon footprint of your big day. White or black carriages and horses are the most popular request and you will also need to check details like decorating the carriage and providing a glass of bubbly for the bride and groom.
HelicopterFor a special treat book a helicopter to whisk you to your reception or away for honeymoon, or drop some big hints to someone who might arrange this as a surprise for you! Your booking will probably be weather dependent so ask about this when you book.
BusHiring a bus ticks lots of the right boxes and is the most sociable means of getting around. Taking cars off the road, saving parking hassles, and no worries about drinking drivers this is a great way to look after guests and spend some time with them. You may decide to hire a bus to transport guests to and from the evening party if your venue is out of town. From a mini-bus or coach to open-topped bus there are an increasing number of choices and most companies will decorate the bus with ribbons and bows.
Thank you to Richard Wood Photography for all photos on this page.