You will need transportation for the bride, groom, the wedding party, the parents and some special guests. While you will probably not arrange transportation for every guest in attendance, planning the transportation for the couple and the wedding party take priority at the top of the wedding planning list. These tips should help you plan your wedding transportation experience.
Book Wedding Transportation in Advance
Wedding transportation should be booked about six months in advance. If your wedding occurs during the peak season, from June to August, you should book sooner. Schedule your wedding transportation to arrive early at the pick up locations on the day of the wedding to guarantee an early arrival at the wedding venue. Consider distance and factor in any unplanned delays. Arriving late for your wedding is not an option. You cannot control accidents or traffic, and you cannot predict anything that occurs on the road, which means that you must add 20 to 30 minutes to the estimated transportation time.
Consider Your Options
Some couples choose classic cars or limousines, but there are other options. You might consider a Rolls Royce, a horse-drawn carriage, or even a tractor, if it fits the theme. While sports cars and classic cars are popular options, you might consider a party bus to bring the entire wedding party together. When choosing your wedding transportation, you should always think about your theme. A 1920’s Great Gatsby theme might call for a vintage Rolls Royce.
If a vintage car matches the theme, you will want a 1919 to 1939 Rolls Royce, Ghost or Phantom. You might also consider vintage Austin, Ford or Daimler cars. Classic cars are those built between 1945 to the late 1960s. Modern classic cars are from the 1970s and 1980s. Some popular modern classic cars include 1950s Bentley and Rolls Royce Silver Clouds. The most popular modern brands include Jaguar, Mercedes, Chrysler, Rolls Royce and Bentley. These stylish cars fit with almost any wedding theme.
The traditional wedding limousine can usually transport about eight passengers. You might find a lager Hummer or Ford Excursion limousine to seat thirteen to sixteen guests. You might consider a limousine for the bride with her party, and a separate limo for the groom and his.
The Party Bus
Some couples choose a party bus when they want to transport guests or a large wedding wedding party. A party bus can be used for events leading up to the wedding, such as bachelor and bachelorette parties. If you have a lot of guests from out of town and are arranging transportation from a hotel to a venue, you might also consider a party bus.
Things to Consider
You should consider who needs transportation. Will you only be transporting the bride and groom from home to the venue or will the ceremony be held at a separate location? Will the parents and other family members require transportation? Once you know who and how many, then you can start making other decisions about your transportation. You might choose a classic car for the parents of the bride and groom. If you are transporting the entire wedding party, you might consider a limo or a party bus, depending on the size of your wedding. The bride and groom should arrive at the venue separately, and make their epic wedding exit together in one stylish car. It is important to consider the size of the wedding dress when choosing a car.
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