The Right Wedding Car for You
- August 28, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
Choosing the right car for your wedding can be a very daunting task for some people. There are so many types along with styles of cars available coming from genuine “old” vintage cars to modern saloons along with limousines. The choice can be huge along with where do you start?
Firstly which is usually important to decide on what style of car you want along with This specific can often be determined by your bridal theme for your wedding. If your wedding is usually going to have a traditional theme using a church ceremony, followed by a reception at a grand hotel or Hall, you may prefer to choose a vintage or classic style car such as a Rolls Royce, Bentley or Beauford which is usually in keeping with the traditional style. If however your theme is usually more modern, perhaps a civil ceremony at a Registry office followed by drinks at a local hotel, you may feel the a more modern or functional saloon car such as a Mercedes, Jaguar or Baby Bentley is usually more appropriate.
Once you have decided what style of car you want, work out how many people you need to get coming from A to B along with This specific will help you decide on how many cars you will need. which’s no point choosing just one two-seat vintage style car if you have 8 bridesmaids. Ideally you want all your bridesmaids to arrive together just before the bride arrives. A two seat car could have to make several journeys shuttling bridesmaids two at a time along with clearly This specific is usually not ideal. Even a simple 5 minute journey to the church can take about 15 minutes turnaround time for each pair, meaning your first bridesmaids may have to go to the venue an hour or more before the ceremony just to give enough time to do the remaining journeys… along with of course we need to leave time to get the bride to church on time as well. The best option here if you do have a few bridesmaids could be to take a two-car package. A main bridal car for the bride & father, or whoever is usually accompanying her to church, along using a second car to take the bridesmaids. There are many companies who specialise in two car packages with matching coloured or styled cars although bear in mind which the main bridal car is usually the one which will feature in your wedding album.
The second car ideally needs to match the bridal car in style & colour along with offer flexibility to ensure everyone gets to the venue in Great time. There are many cars available however which is usually often best to choose a limousine which will hold up to seven.
Examples being the modern Mercedes 7 seat limousines or a “classic” Daimler DS420.
Or you may even fancy an American 8 seat stretched limo – great for the kids.
You may not have which many bridesmaids however which will give flexibility if you need extra space. Don’t forget the bride’s mother!! along with remember the bride’s father may need a seat to go on to the reception venue after the ceremony.
Many companies will also offer a smaller discount for booking two cars.
What colour of cars you choose may be a secondary concern along with is usually of course a matter of personal preference. White, cream or ivory is usually very traditional however silver is usually proving very favorite these days too. One thing to bear in mind is usually how the brides dress will look with the cars inside the photos. If the brides dress is usually white then next to a white car the dress may not stand out along with the photos may look stark. A white dress next to a cream or ivory car may give a better result. Conversely an ivory dress will look best against a white car. Think also of the upholstery inside the automobile. Again cream or beige/brown or neutral colours look best on photos whereas green leather for example may not look very suitable. Grey is usually an ideal neutral colour however which’s all a matter of personal taste. Most companies take a lot of time & effort keeping their cars looking immaculate inside & out so This specific brings us on to the next point…
Always go along with see the cars you are interested in or ask for lots of photos if you’re unable to attend in person. which’s easy to disguise problems with carefully taken pictures so seeing the cars close-up is usually worth the time which takes. which way you can see the cars, sit in them, check out their condition both inside & out along with be in a much better position to make the right decision as to which car (or cars) is usually best for your needs on the big day.
Just a point about replica or ‘kit cars’ – many brides will want “the genuine” article so maybe will choose a classic Rolls Royce, Daimler or a Bentley, all very favorite along with very traditional for weddings. however bear in mind which these cars may be 40, 50 or 60 years or more old along with can suffer coming from mechanical or electrical issues due to their age. Most companies will spend fortunes on maintaining their fleet however you never know when the unexpected may occur along with the older the automobile is usually the more likely which will suffer coming from issues or at worst a breakdown.
There is usually an alternative in “replica” cars. These are cars built on modern chassis with modern engines along with mechanics however built in a vintage style. A typical along with very favorite example is usually the Beauford. These are based on Ford or Nissan engines with modern chassis along with built using fibre glass panels to imitate the 1920/30’s look along with style. the automobile is usually actually designed to imitate the 1929 Duisenburg however also looks very much like a vintage Bentley.
The advantage of these cars is usually simply which you get the vintage appearance however with modern mechanics along with electrics which makes them much more reliable with far less risk of breakdown. Most companies will have contingency plans in place if the worst does happen however which’s often better to choose a car with less risk along with these replica or kit cars are a very Great option. They look the part along with are very reliable. Another example is usually the ‘Regent’ wedding car which is usually based on an FX4 Black cab chassis.
So you’ve chosen the style, type along with colour of car you want along with decided on how many cars you will need, what next? Choose a reputable along with professional firm along with discuss fully your requirements with the company you choose – make sure you include details of every journey needed, how long the cars will be needed for, how far apart the church & reception venues are or if the ceremony & reception are all taking place at just one venue, whether you want to go via a park for additional photos or visit a cemetery to place a bouquet on a loved one’s grave, along with the number of passengers on each journey. If you’re having a ceremony at a Hotel, do you want the automobile to wait until after your ceremony so you can have photos with the automobile or even a short ride out. Do you want a celebration drink inside the automobile for your journey to the reception venue. All these factors are important along with may have a bearing on the final cost agreed for the hire. Additional journeys requested later after a cost has been agreed may incur a different charge so which’s important to include everything up front.
Once you’ve agreed a cost which is usually normal to pay a deposit when you book the cars along with obtain a receipt. The company should then contact you a month or so in advance of the wedding to go through all the details again along with confirm times etc along with you could normally be supposed to pay your final balance at This specific time although all companies work slightly differently. Some may prefer the final balance in cash on the day which is usually not uncommon however which’s your choice on how you want to pay.
If you need impartial advice on any aspect of your wedding day transport you can speak to any reputable company. They will be only too happy to offer their expertise along with guidance on what is usually the best choice for your big day. If they don’t hold the cars you are looking for most companies will know someone who does along with be able to give a recommendation or referral.