Seven Things to Consider When Choosing your Wedding Transport
Choosing your Wedding Transport
Choosing your wedding transport is a really important decision, but with so many styles and factors to consider, it can be an overwhelming choice to make. So, we wanted to help you out, we’ve came up with a list of top tips to consider when choosing your wedding car and what you need to look out for before you book.
Tip #One: View Your Transport Before You Book It
A picture of a car is so much different than seeing one in person. To make sure you’re not disappointed, we suggest viewing the car you want to use before you book it. This way you’ll know exactly what you’re getting on your wedding day. Plus, you’ll also get to sit inside them and find out more about them which will help you make a more informed decision.
Tip #Two: Consider your Wedding Dress
You definitely don’t want to overlook this factor when booking wedding transport. Make sure your dress will fit inside! You might also find that the car you wanted is too low or too high. Take your dress into account and make the right choice for you.
A tip to help you with this is to always practice sitting down in your wedding dress at your fitting appointments. You’ll often find that the first time you sit down in your dress on your wedding day is when you get into your car to go to your ceremony. It’s best to practice this beforehand to make sure you have a comfortable ride ahead.
Tip #Three: Let your Car Compliment your Colour Scheme
Your wedding transport will feature in quite a lot of your photos, so think carefully about the style and colour you choose. You might go for a neutral colour that complements your theme or maybe you’d prefer something that stands out. Whatever your preference, just make sure your transport matches your overall vision before you book.
Tip #Four: Use a Reputable Company
The last thing you need on your wedding day is to be let down by a supplier on your wedding day. It’s important to find a reputable company, you can either look at reviews online or go for word of mouth recommendations. There might even be someone you know who runs a wedding transport business. This way you will know you’re using a reputable company and there won’t be any added stress on your big day.
Local firms are best placed to provide you with a personable and reliable service. Their drivers will know the areas (and wedding venues) the best, so take a look at the providers in your region when finding one that is reputable. Most venues will even be able to recommend a few local firms, so consult with them first and foremost.
Tip #Five: Don’t Forget the Rest of your Bridal Party
With all the excitement of booking your wedding transport, it can be easy to forget about others! You need to think about how your mum and bridesmaids are going to get to the venue, along with the groom and groomsmen. If you want everyone to get there in style, think carefully about how many cars you’ll need.
Tip #Six: Check Timings and Availability
Decide the exact times that you will require wedding transport for. If you are having a church service, you’ll need the transport to take you to the venue and for photo opportunities once you arrive. Even couples who are hosting the ceremony and reception in the same venue might wish to hire a wedding car for an hour or two to have some private time with one another during the big day.
Wedding car companies can get booked up months in advance (especially during peak season), so it is always best to prioritise your transport to ensure you can secure the booking. Once you have found a business that can cater to all your needs, don’t hesitate to give them a call for a quote and begin the conversation.
Tip #Seven: Will Your Driver Look the Part?
Your driver should look the part too. Many have vast experience of weddings and know how to present themselves in a professional manner.
Find out what they will be wearing on the day and perhaps suggest them having a matching buttonhole to the rest of the wedding party. Most drivers will wear a suit, tie, chauffeur’s cap and gloves, but it can be known for some drivers to turn up dressed in jeans and T-shirt.
You can always find out whether your chosen car company offers a chauffeur service. This will avoid the stress of finding a driver or asking friends or family members to step in – unless they want to, of course.