On time, in style
GETTING to the church on time should be no problem with such huge choice in transport.
However, whether you choose a classic car, grab a taxi, borrow someone’s top-of-therange car or even hire a bus, it all needs planning.
In a traditional wedding, the main car will take the bride and her father to the ceremony and then the bride and groom to the reception. Chauffeur-driven vintage cars such as Rolls Royces, Bentleys and Mercedes all top the list, and there are many companies specialising in these beautiful cars, with several models to choose from.
Word of mouth recommendations are a good way to start your research, and wedding organisers, in both hotels and independent firms, usually have good, reliable contacts.
The internet can produce some interesting options too, with information on companies around the country that can have special cars, such as an open-top Rolls or an Aston Martin, delivered to your home town. Always check out several for the best prices and ask to see the cars and the drivers in addition to asking for testimonials from happy customers.
The bridesmaids, mother-ofthe-bride and other family members will expect to be given luxurious transport too, and some cars can seat six comfortably in leather-upholstered splendour.
If you want something quirky, one Scottish company offers a fully-fitted 1965 VW Camper Van minibus which seats eight passengers in ivory and black and comes with ribbons and flowers. There is also a 1948 Oldsmobile Futermatic convertible – a fabulous car which would look the part in a 1950s movie.
For the fairy-tale wedding only a coach and horses will do, so check around for the best price and the shiniest carriages.
On a budget? Black Hackney cabs are also stylish and most drivers will put on some ribbons and a show if booked and asked in advance.
And don’t forget to book taxis or even a small bus to take people from the ceremony to the reception – you don’t want any of your guests left stranded.