Booking your wedding cars can sometimes be stressful. It is likely this is the first time you've ever had to do this, so knowing where to start can even seem…
Written by Kate Thompson Last updated: July 25, 2013
Wedding cars – what style should you book, how many do you really need and who rides with whom? There’s more to consider when booking your wedding transport than just the cost and how to save money. Here are our top 10 wedding car questions and answers!
Image from Janine and Gary’s Real Wedding
Would you like a classic vintage car, a funky retro car like a VW Beatle or campervan, a new car like a Mercedes or something different like a horse-drawn carriage or limo? If you’re planning a London city wedding then you might want a white London taxi. Match your wedding car to your wedding style or theme. You might even be able to match the colour too!
Most couples book two or three wedding cars but you could save money by booking one special car and several other ordinary taxis or a book one double decker bus to do all journeys!
Ask a friend or relative with a fancy car if they’d be willing to lend you it for your wedding day. If it’s a two-seater you’d need to arrange additional insurance. You could save hundreds on classic car hire costs and they might even be your driver!
When booking your wedding cars, it’s worth checking how many seats each car has. For instance the limo you love the look of 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 marriage is all about compromise!
If your venues are quite a distance apart and most guests are staying at the reception venue, or if there is limited parking at either venue, then it makes sense to book a bus or coach.
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! Also, get quotes from a few companies and ask if your chosen one can beat some of the other prices.
Usually the following bridal party travel together but it’s really up to you who goes with whom:
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.
Decorate your wedding cars 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!