Choosing Your Wedding Transport
Choosing your mode of wedding transport to get you to the venue on time is not only exciting but a task which needs careful consideration. It might be tradition to keep the groom waiting a few extra minutes, but you do want to make it to the Church on time. So selecting a mode of transport which is classy yet reliable is a must. There’s a carriage to suit any marriage or personality so if you thought it’s just horses or cars then think again. If you’ve got a budget to burn then arriving by helicopter is a once in a lifetime experience and is bound to form a long lasting impression on your wedding guests and will be a moment to treasure forever. Let’s come down to reality for a moment and discover a few of the more traditional (and affordable) options you have for transport. Hiring a classic car will add a touch of class to your arrival as will horse and carriage. Horse and carriage will no doubt cost more but for some this is what dreams are made of. When choosing either of these options make sure both companies are well established and reliable which should make this a stress-free part of your wedding to plan.
Timing is crucial, so our advice is a test drive the route before your wedding day, if possible this is best done in the same mode of transport that you’ll be using but for obvious reasons, this might be impossible so do your best to estimate the amount of time it will take. It’s best to allow for traffic and to depend on the day of the week and the time you’ll be traveling it’s worth considering anything else, which may cause obstruction en route. Take into consideration any significant sporting events nearby or summer fetes that might make traffic busier than normal. It pays to plan ahead so thinking of every minor detail won’t keep your groom waiting, even if it a tradition to drive around the block a couple of times to keep him on his toes. Don’t forget to factor in a few extra minutes to prepare yourself before taking the walk down the isle.
Arriving in style is key so while it might look fantastic to arrive with the top down it’s best to arrange for your drive to keep the upper part up until just before your arrival. This will ensure you don’t arrive flustered and will protect your hairstyle and dress from the elements. Another pitfall to avoid is cramming too many people in the vehicles to cut costs. It’s also essential that the bridesmaids also arrive looking beautiful with hair and dresses intact.
Don’t forget that one of the first photos when you reach the venue will be the one where you’re arriving in the chosen mode of transport. If you’re planning on having flowers in the car or at very least some ribbon or a decorative bow, then it’s wise to consider whether these coordinate with yours and your bridesmaid’s outfits.
What will you choose? There are many ways to arrive in style, from classic wedding transport cars, limousines; horse drew carriage to budget blowing helicopters.