Five Things to Consider When Booking a Classic Wedding Car
Getting your wedding transport booked should be a priority as soon as your date and venue are finalised. Particularly beautiful or rare cars can get booked very quickly, especially at the height of wedding season. If you have your heart set on something really specific, make sure to plan well in advance so you don’t miss out.
There’s a huge range of classic wedding cars on BookAclassic.co.uk and you can check their availability and price right from the website. If you’re not sure what kind of car you’d like or need to get an idea of costs, this is a good place to start.
You also need to take the following into consideration too;
There’s a classic car out there for every theme but you need to find the right one. Start by looking at the colours that you want to appear in your décor. Are you going for whimsical pops of colour, keeping things neutral or sticking to pastels?
Once you have some colour ideas in mind, think about the style of car that will fit your theme. Do you want a vintage bus to fit your bohemian theme? Are you looking for a sleek, British-made wedding car to fit a romantic theme? Perhaps you’re looking for a traditional Daimler for the classic wedding you’ve always dreamed of?
Do your research and try to work out what will fit with your overall theme.
Number of Passengers
You need to think about who will be travelling in the car. If it’s just the bride and groom then most types of car will suit but if you have a larger wedding party, you’ll need to look at vehicles with a bit more space.
There’s always the option of hiring a vintage double-decker bus, so if you do want the whole family to come along for the ride, they can.
Many wedding car owners will be able to guide you here but consider how the décor from your wedding will complement what’s in the car. Consider getting an extra flower arrangement for the dashboard or rear shelf of the car to tie everything together.
You also need to consider the exterior details. Ribbon is a popular choice but you can think out-of-the box with balloons, silk flowers and vinyl stickers (check with the car owner that this is OK first, though).
All wedding cars will come with a smartly dressed chauffeur who will look after you on your special day. If you want to further tie your wedding transport to your theme and décor, ask your chauffeur to wear a tie of a certain colour or perhaps a buttonhole that matches the groomsmen’s.
If you want to step away from the norm, consider hiring a car you can drive yourself. This is a really great way to make a statement and gives petrol head brides and grooms the chance to drive their dream classic car.
Make sure to include your wedding car in your photographs. If you’re unsure of how to do this, have a chat with your photographer and the car owner as both will be able to give you some tips.
Ask your photographer to take photos of you as you arrive in the car, get out of it, and also some couple shots inside the car too. A really striking car can serve as a fantastic background for posed shots too. Positioning the car outside an impressive venue then gathering the wedding party and guests in front of both, makes for a great photo album cover.
When booking your wedding car, keep these things in mind but also follow your gut feeling. Like a lot of things in life, when you find the right one, you’ll know. This is very true of your wedding car so take your time and do your research.
Author bio: Jess Shanahan is the marketing manager of BookAclassic, as well as a motoring journalist. She is happiest when behind the wheel of a classic car, with the open road out in front of her.