On time, in style

The Herald Business - - Transport - Mairi Mal­lon

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.

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