Wedding Cars – What Do I Need to Think About?
Congratulations – you’re engaged and planning your wedding! There’s so much to think about, from the venue and food to the dresses and honeymoon. Cars are an important part of the whole event, as they’re used to bring the bride to the venue then to leave after the ceremony. Before hitting the phones or the internet and contacting lots of different suppliers, here’s a few things to think about.
The type of cars you choose for your wedding often reflect the overall theme of your day. If you are sticking to a traditional church venue, then you might choose a classic or vintage car to match the theme. If your day is more unconventional, then there are many other types of cars you could choose from vintage campervans to fire engines, tractors or London buses. The sky is the limit when it comes to vehicle choices. Remember it’s your special day and there are no right and wrong choices. Many vehicles can also be customised with ribbons to match with the colours you’ve chosen for your wedding day.
Number and Size?
There are also no rule about how many cars couples choose to have. Some couples choose just to have one car, to bring the bride to the venue. Others go all out with several different cars for various bridesmaids, groom and other members of the family. If the ceremony is in a different place from the reception, you may also choose to hire extra cars or other methods of transport for your guests. It’s better to be clear about your expectations from the outset, rather than trying to make adjustments and get extra cars at a later date.
If you’ve never booked cars before, then you probably don’t have a clue where to start when it comes to your overall budget. Speak to a few local wedding car companies to get idea of prices and take it from there. It’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of planning your wedding and allow the budget to keep creeping upwards. Keep a list of what you’re spending to stop costs spiralling out of control. If you are on a strict budget and keeping costs to the bare minimum, why not ask a friend with a fancy car whether they’d play chauffeur for the day?
Think also about how long you’re going to need the cars for as this will be reflected in the price. If, for example, you have chosen a reception venue which is a long way from your ceremony venue, then cars will cost more – not just in terms of fuel, but in the overall time you’ll need the driver for. On the other hand, if you’ve chosen a venue very close to home to get married, the same car can potentially do several trips to bring bridesmaids and guests before returning for the bride. Most companies will be happy to talk through logistics and suggest the most practical solutions for your needs.