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Your Wedding Transport Guide

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by Laura Howes

Ensure you and your guests arrive in style… here’s our guide to choosing and booking your perfect wedding transport.

How Far In Advance Should Transport Be Booked?

Wedding transportation should be booked as early as possible to ensure the availability of your chosen method of travel. Rare or unique modes of transport could be hard to come by, so you want to get in there quick before another couple beats you to it!

Most couples will organise wedding transport after securing their venue, but at the very the latest you should aim to have this booked 4 to 6 months before the wedding to avoid disappointment.

Even if you plan to arrange transport independently, you should prioritise looking into things like insurance to make sure that there won’t be any nasty surprises that tip you over budget.

Different Types of Wedding Transport

There are lots of different ways you can get to your venue, which means that you can tie this element of the wedding in with your theme. Check out some of the different styles of wedding transport below.

Classic

Classic cars have always had a place at weddings, transporting the bride to her wedding venue decade after decade. Hiring a vintage car is all the more special in these modern times because of the nostalgia it brings – so if you want to arrive at your wedding in timeless style, then take a look at some of the classic car suppliers in your area who will be sure to have some stunning cars in their fleet.

Did you know that lots of classic car owners give their precious automobiles nicknames?

Statement

If you want to make a statement as you arrive for your wedding, then look no further than a horse-drawn carriage. Given that there is nice long road or lane leading up to your venue – as well as some decent weather – this mode of transport is sure to cause some hype as you approach!

Other high impact ideas might be to arrive on the back of a big motorcycle or in the cab of a rustic tractor!

Family Friendly

To allow you to spend as much time together as possible as a family, you might be interested in finding transport that can accommodate all the generations. Getting your loved ones to jump aboard a bus is a great way to include everyone. What’s more, your photographer can capture some special photographs of the group on the way to the venue.

As well as minibuses, you can hire refurbished double decker buses to ensure extra space and comfort!

Sporty

Nothing beats the thrill of taking a ride in a fast car, so why not go for a spin in a Ferrari on the day of your wedding? There’ll be no excuse for being fashionably late, however your hairstyle might need some extra holding power if you intend to travel in a convertible!

Should I Choose Chauffeur-Driven Transport?

Whether you choose to hire a chauffeur or drive yourselves will often be dictated by the hire company. If hiring a classic car for the day, the company will normally provide one of their fully insured drivers to escort you to the venue. Similarly, for your own safety, transportation companies will ensure that a trained coachman leads you to the venue without a hitch when you opt for a horse-drawn cart.

It is possible, of course, for someone you know to drive you to the wedding venue using their own vehicle or one that they are insured to drive. So if someone in the wedding party has a Rolls Royce collecting dust in their garage, now is your chance to drop some hints!

Who Travels With Who To The Wedding?

Traditionally, the bride will arrive for the ceremony accompanied by her father or the person who will be giving her away. The mother of the bride and the remaining bridal squad will usually arrive together, often in a wedding car too.

If your budget stretches far enough, you could arrange special transport for the groom, his groomsmen and other close family members but this is not customary.

Questions To Ask Transport Hire Companies

With their vast knowledge of automobiles and experience in providing wedding transport, you can be sure that wedding transport companies will offer you the best advice. Naturally, though, you might have some specific questions to put to your transportation company. Here are just some of the questions you might want to ask when looking for your perfect wedding transport!

Do you have feedback or testimonials from other couples I can read?
Can I view the available wedding vehicles?
Can we provide our own driver?
Is the fleet fully insured and licensed?
Will my favourite vehicle be available on the day?
How many passengers can you take in the vehicle?
Do you allow children to sit on laps in the cars?
Do you offer child seats for under 12s?
If asked to provide my own child seat, do you have ISOFIX safety fittings in the rear of the car?
Are passengers allowed in the front seat?
Can we meet the chauffeur ahead of the wedding?
What happens if the chauffeur is late or ill on the day?
What will the chauffeur wear on the day?
Can I tip the chauffeur?
Do you charge by hour or by distance?
Can the chauffeur hang around until after the ceremony to take me to the Reception venue?
Can we take photos in or in front of the vehicle?
Do you provide decorations for the car exterior?
Do you allow additional decorative items to be displayed on or in the cars?

Get in touch

Do you want to hear more wedding tips? Then why not speak to your wedding planners.

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