If you are looking for wedding transport ideas for your special day, you will no doubt want to compare the different options available to you.
Top 5 Types of Wedding Transportation
Whether you are the looking for something sophisticated, something fast, something fancy or something unusual, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Here we look at 5 of the most popular modes of wedding transport to help you with your decision making.
This might seem odd, but for large groups, families, friends, bridesmaids, groomsmen and other guests, buses and coaches are a popular type of transportation. The front of the bus can be personalised with names and locations, while the interior provides plenty of seats for those that need a ride.
More and more wedding transportation companies can be found offering this type of service, renovating old, worn out buses or coaches and transforming them to become unique wedding transport.
Verdict: For those of you looking to hire wedding transport for guests or large groups, buses and coaches can really work. With lots of seats available, they are spacious and practical. Unfortunately, you don’t get the same elegant appeal as you get with some other types of wedding day transportation, and that’s a minus for us.
The limousine probably doesn’t need an introduction, but we will try and give you an overview.
Available in a range of styles and colours, the limousine is magnificent in all its glory. It’s connection to the high-life or the celebrity world makes it highly sought after for wedding day transportation, usually for bridesmaids or groomsmen, or for close family and friends.
From the outside limousines are beautiful, but the inside is where the magic happens. Comfortable seats, air conditioning, elegant lighting and drinks trays are all common in limousines, although some 21st century limo’s have been modified to include televisions, sound systems, hot tubs and mini-bars.
Verdict: If you are looking for classy (yet sophisticated) wedding transportation, the limousine is a real winner. Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst being chauffeur driven to your wedding venue. What’s not to love?
3. Sports Car
A lot of married men or grooms would agree that the best time to travel in an expensive sports car would be their wedding day. It’s a hot favourite for some brides too.
Those who want to experience an exhilarating ride prior to tying the knot, will appreciate the luxury of a sports car. Some can be hired for self-drive and will often be driven by the best man or the brides father.
Plenty of wedding transport companies offer sports car hire as part of their overall service, providing those due to be wed with a deluxe mode of transport to get from A to B.
Verdict: Sports cars are expensive, extravagant and, for a lot of people, a fantasy (when it comes to actually owning one). Your wedding day should be special and a sports car can you to achieve this.
If you are specifically looking for wedding transport for grooms, a sports car should certainly be considered.
Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls Royce. These are just a few of the popular car manufacturers that are often chosen for wedding transportation.
Price wise, many of these motors are a step down when compared to a sports car, but class wise you will probably climb up two steps.
Many of the modern day vehicles are fitted with heated seats, comfortable, luxury interiors, and come with the ability to turn a few heads.
Verdict: If you are thinking of hiring modern wedding transport, there are plenty of options available to you. It’s worth discovering all options before making your decision.
5. Vintage Style
Vintage style cars, such as the Beauford or the 1927 Studebaker, come with a real air or elegance. Whether the top is down or up, you can experience a real taste of what it’s like to be the main attraction.
If you are looking for timeless/classic wedding transport for brides, hiring a vintage style motor is highly recommended. Vintage cars are also popular for brides and grooms looking to exit the wedding in style on route to their honeymoon. Vintage style cars are unique and rare, helping you to turn a lot of heads whilst travelling to or from your wedding venue.
Verdict: Here we have a real winner. Vintage wedding transport can really help to set the scene for a grand occasion. Whether you intend to have a traditional wedding or something more quirky or contemporary, vintage wedding transport will be highly suited to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will wedding transport ruin my dress?
No, your dress will be fine. Brides have been travelling to and from weddings using wedding transport for many years.
What do you need when you book wedding transport?
At A.T. Beauford we will need a few things from yourself. Date of hire, duration of hire, chosen vehicle and where the wedding will take place, will enable us to provide you with a custom quote. You will need to fill out a booking form and play £100 deposit to secure the car booking.
How much is wedding transport?
Wedding transport will vary based on the type of transport, distance of travel and how long the transportation needs hiring for. We provide the following:
- Uniformed chauffeur
- Ribbons in a choice of colours
Different cars have different prices, so we’d encourage you to check out the various wedding car options available.
When to book wedding transport?
Most couples will start looking for a car approximately 6 months before the wedding date. The sooner you start looking for your dream wedding transport, the more choice you will have. We recommend you reserve a car at least 1 year in advance.