Choosing your wedding car is an important decision in the wedding planning process, but with so much choice and so many factors to consider, it can seem totally overwhelming. We've chatted to some industry experts and come up with a list of top tips to consider when choosing your wedding car, and what you should look for before making that all-important booking.
1. See the cars before booking
In order to avoid disappointment, Grosvenor Classic Cars suggest viewing the car that you intend to use before booking it. That way you'll know exactly what you'll be getting on the morning of your wedding, and you'll be better informed to make a decision on which type of wedding car you'd like.
2. Consider your wedding dress
Something that is often overlooked when booking a wedding car is whether you and your dress will actually fit inside! Cathedral Cars advise practising sitting down in your final dress fitting. They often find that the first time that a bride attempts sitting down in her dress is when she's getting into the car ready to go to their ceremony, and it can be very uncomfortable and difficult to breathe - so make sure you and your dress are in for a comfortable ride to your venue!
3. Complement your colour scheme
Your wedding car will appear in many of your wedding photos, so Mann's Limousines suggest thinking carefully about the style and colour of your wedding car. Whether you decide to go for a neutral car that complements your theme, or whether you'd prefer something that stands out in your photographs, just consider whether your car goes with your vision before booking.
4. Use a reputable wedding car company
To ensure that you won't be let down on your big day, The Classic and Vintage Car Company recommends looking for the National Association of Wedding Car Professionals logo. That way, you'll know that you're using a reputable company and you'll avoid disappointments and added stress.
5. Leave yourself plenty of time
If you’ve got your heart set on a certain vehicle, it’s imperative that you book it in good time. Wedding transport companies get very booked up on popular wedding weekends and especially during the summer, so make sure you get in their first to avoid disappointment.
6. Don’t forget the rest of the bridal party
In the excitement of booking your wedding car, it’s easy to forget about others! Don’t forget that your mother and bridesmaids will also need to get to the venue, along with the groom and his party - if you want to make sure everyone gets there in style, ensure that you consider how many cars you’ll need.
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