Questions asked when booking your wedding car
You want to look back with fond memories of you wedding day; it is one of the most important days of your life and one you want to remember for being special and extraordinary. The day itself takes a lot of organizing; one aspect which is often over looked or left to the last minute is the wedding transport. Traditionally it is the grooms responsibility to organize the wedding transport..
“How many hours do I need to hire a wedding car?”
When first inquiring about a car for your wedding, most people would say that they need the wedding car for say, only an hour – just to pick up the bride and some pictures…
We have done more than 1000 weddings and can assure you this is not the case.
For the traditional wedding where the bride needs to be picked up where she is getting dressed, taken to the church and the Bride and Groom to be taken to the wedding venue, we suggest the following.
- Allow 15 Minutes
- The wedding car needs to be at the collection point 10 to 15 minutes before the bride needs to leave.
- Allow 30 Minutes
- Allow 30 minutes at the collection point for some photographs and traveling time to the church.
- Allow 1 Hour
- The wedding car needs to wait at the church during the service and there after transport the Bride and Groom to the wedding venue.
- Allow 30 Minutes
- For the drive to the wedding venue and Photos along the way (Depending on distance as well as traffic.
- Allow 45 Minutes
- Photos will be taken with the vehicle at the wedding venue
- TOTAL TIME - 3 HRS (Minimum)
If the church service is held at the wedding venue a hire time of 2 hours should be enough.
Before booking a vehicle, we suggest that you have a word with your wedding planner and photographer to make sure that you have enough time for what they had in mind for your wedding.
As the wedding transportation plays a vital role at a wedding, we suggest that you allow yourself enough time to make sure that everything is flowing at an easy pace.
“How many wedding cars will I need?”
Think about the journey you will have to make and who will be in the wedding cars. It is important that you think about where the pickup points are and exactly who you would like to be in the cars. How many bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys will you be having, this will determine how many cars you will need. Also, think about asking a relative or friend to take any large bags or luggage as not all cars have enough storage space.
“When should I consider booking my wedding car?”
As early as possible, as you would expect wedding car hire companies are bombarded with requests for their services, particularly on Saturdays and during the summer months. Therefore, it is extremely important that you book your wedding car well in advance. Ideally 6 to 12 months ahead or as soon as you have set the date.
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