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Top 10 Wedding Car Hire Questions You Need To Ask

Planning your wedding day transport? We’re answering the most common wedding car hire questions today.

Top 10 Wedding Care Hire Questions You Need To Ask

There are lots of things to think about when it comes to wedding cars. What style you should book, how many people you really need and the most important question of all – who rides with whom?

There is so much to consider when researching wedding care hire than just the cost. So here are our top 10 wedding car questions and answers.

1. What kind of wedding transport is available?

Would you prefer a classic vintage car, a retro car like a VW Beatle or campervan, a new car like a Mercedes or something completely different like a horse-drawn carriage? Try and match your wedding transport to the theme of your wedding. So if you’re planning a London city wedding then you might want a London taxi to match. You might even be able to match the colour too!

2. How many wedding cars do we need to book?

Most couples book two or three wedding cars. But you could save money by booking one special car and several other ordinary taxis. Or scrap wedding care hire altogether and book one double-decker bus to do all journeys.

3. How can we save money on wedding car hire?

A great tip is to ask a friend or relative with a fancy car if they’d be willing to lend it to you for your wedding day. This way you could save hundreds on classic wedding car hire costs and they might even be your driver!

4. How many seats does each car have?

When booking your wedding cars, it’s worth checking how many seats each car has. For instance, that limo you love might seat 16 so you can fit your whole bridal party in. Whereas for the same cost, the cute sports car your groom likes the look of might seat only two. Remember – a successful marriage is all about compromise.

5. Should we hire a bus or coach for our wedding guests?

Let’s say your ceremony venue and reception venue are quite a distance apart. If most guests are staying at the reception venue or if there is limited parking at either venue, it makes sense to book a bus or coach to transport all your guests.

6. Is there any way we can get a discount from our wedding car hire company?

If you’re thinking of booking more than one vehicle with the same wedding transport company then it’s worth asking if they will do a discount – before you make the booking! It’s also worth getting quotes from a few companies and ask if your chosen one can beat some of the other prices.

7. Who goes with whom in each wedding car?

Traditionally, the following bridal party travel together, but it’s really up to you who goes with whom:

  • The groom and best man/the groom, best man and groomsmen
  • The bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride
  • The bride and her father

8. When does each car need to arrive at the ceremony and the venue?

  • The ushers get to the ceremony venue first.
  • Then the guests start to arrive.
  • The groom and best man arrive next (or they can travel first with the ushers).
  • The bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride then arrive.
  • All the guests should then be seated.
  • The bride and her father are the last to arrive.
  • The bride and groom leave for the reception after the ceremony first followed by the rest of the bridal party and then the guests.

9. What happens if we need to cancel our wedding car booking?

It’s important to get all the details of your booking in writing from the company, detailing the date, times and cost. Check the small print, ask about their cancellation policy and if your wedding insurance will cover it – just in case.

10. How should we decorate the wedding cars?

You can decorate your wedding cars in whatever way you prefer. You could go the traditional way with a “Just Married” sign at the back, a car ribbon at the front, flowers inside…and don’t forget the champagne!

Do you need help when it comes to wedding car hire? Discover how to bring your wedding dreams to life by booking an appointment to discuss your plans with a consultant at The Wedding Gallery today.

By Holly Sutton

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Top 10 wedding car hire questions you need to ask