Your Wedding Transport

A classic rolls, horse drawn carriage, a helicopter, a red hot ferrari or perhaps a boat or plane… how are you going to get to the church on time? It’s increasingly popular for couples to choose unusual transport options. So if you have an adventurous spirit, feel free to think outside the square.

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The groom usually organises the wedding transport, and traditionally there are three separate groups to cater for. The bride and her father arrive at the wedding venue in one car.

The bride’s mother, bridesmaids and other members of the bridal party travel in a separate car, with the groom and best man in a third. The bridesmaids’ car should arrive first, followed by yours. Arrange to arrive at least ten minutes before the ceremony so you can check your hair and make-up.

After the ceremony, you and your new husband will ride in the first car. Your parents and attendants travel in the second car with the groom’s parents in the third. Of course, if you have a very large bridal party you may require more than three cars to get you all to the reception. For larger and more formal weddings, you’ll need a professional wedding vehicle service, and you should book well in advance.

When you’re shopping around, ask for full details of the service they offer and inspect the cars. Check to see that they are clean and well maintained, and look inside to see whether there’s enough room for you and the skirt of your gown. When you’re budgeting for your wedding cars, remember to factor in the time spent at your photo shoot location. Your car can make a great addition to some of your shots, particularly if you’ve chosen a vehicle with a difference.

When you’ve settled on your transport, ask the company for a written agreement setting out all the hire details, including the registration number of each car.

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