Top Tips on choosing a Wedding Car

This post comes from All Events Limos, the South East’s premier Wedding Car company.

These tips should help you ask the right questions before deciding which company you would like to entrust with the important transportation on your Wedding day:
  1. Book your wedding cars as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, particularly if you want to book a rare or vintage wedding car as these get snapped up very quickly.
  2. Decide on how many cars you may need to transport both bride and groom and the bridal party.  Consider the style of your wedding, whether you prefer the elegance of an old style car or something modern and chic.
  3. Consider the time of year of the wedding.  In the summer you may want to consider a car with air conditioning and in the winter bare in mind that heating systems in old cars may be non existent!
  4. Research!  The days of one guy wheeling out his cars as a weekend hobby are fast dying out.  The wedding car business is a highly regulated industry and both cars and drivers need to be licensed by the Taxi Regulator.  Get a feel for who you are dealing with.  How quickly did they respond to you enquiry, do they love their cars or is it simply a business? Get recommendations from friends if you can.
  5. Remember Cheapest is not necessarily the best.  It’s worth paying extra to get the car you want and the service you expect.  Compare apples with apples! You shouldn’t compare the price of a Daimler to a Rolls Royce for instance. Go with your gut feeling – if it sounds too good to be true…it probably is!
  6. See the cars before you book.   Cars can vary greatly in condition.  If the cars are garaged year round they are much more likely to be in good order.   Most companies will have a website but sometimes it can be misleading as the cars may not be owned by them or they may be library pictures.  Its common practice in the industry to ‘outsource’ your booking. Get assurance that this is the car you are getting on the day.
  7. Get in the cars and imagine what it will be like getting in and out in your wedding dress!   Can you slide in elegantly ?  Is there enough room inside so your dress doesn’t get crushed?  Does it have adequate roof height?
  8. Once you have made your choice, get a quotation in writing and terms and conditions of booking.  What contingency plans will the company have in the event of a breakdown?  When does a deposit need to be paid by and when will the balance be due?
  9. Reconfirm with your supplier at least 1 month before.  Let your supplier know of any events that may be happening in your area i.e. sporting events, road works etc. Excessive traffic can wreak havoc on the best made plans.
  10. Have your own contingency plan of getting to the church in the event of a breakdown on the day.   Cars being cars can and do breakdown at times, old or new!
Ciara Crossan

Ciara is the Founder and CEO of WeddingDates and has a particular love for quirky & unusual weddings! Considered a wedding venue expert, lucky for her she has visited hundreds of stunning wedding venues all over Ireland and the UK.

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