Many things need to be carefully considered when it comes to hiring a wedding car. A preferred car should not only match the theme or style of the wedding, but also come from a reputable company that delivers a reliable service. Let’s take a look at a few of the most things to consider when hiring a wedding car:
What is the preferred number of cars?
The number of cars needed for the wedding day will vary with the size of the wedding party. For the small occasion, it may only be necessary to book a single car to transport the bride and bride’s father. Also, the option to stick to the minimum car hire is certain to appeal to those looking to organise a wedding on a tight budget. Anyone else travelling to the ceremony can simply book a taxi for the necessary time slot.
A further option to save money is to find a service that is willing to make multiple journeys. For instance, if a company agrees to make a double run in each car, this can reduce the number of cars needed for transporting the bridal party and guests around. This particular service is typically available when the ceremony and reception are within a short distance from each other.
Additionally, it is necessary to consider the transport arrangements to get to the reception. It will be important to have enough transport in place to easily get the bride and groom, as well as the important guests like the parents to the reception venue.
Who travels in the different cars?
For the traditional weddings, the bride will travel with her father in one car and the mother of the bride and bridesmaids will travel in a different car. Plus, there is the option to organise an extra car to take the groom to the ceremony. However, there is nothing to say that traditional wedding formalities must be followed, so there is the complete freedom to travel in a way that is most convenient.
What is the hire duration?
Most companies will let the bride and groom book the cars for as long as necessary. Try to avoid a company that is quite restrictive on time because this may leave everyone feeling rushed if there are any delays throughout the day. An all day booking with no restrictions is certain to be the best option.
Are drivers always provided?
Many of the companies will include a chauffeur as part of the package of hiring a wedding car for the day. However, there is also the option to find a service that has the option to book a car without a professional driver.
Properly maintained and serviced
Make sure to check that the cars are properly maintained and serviced to avoid the potential breakdown on the wedding day. Any reputable company will make sure to maintain their fleet of vehicles which should apply to both the modern and vintage cars.
Get an idea of the cost
The cost of hiring a wedding car can vary from company to company. Make sure to invest the time and effort to conduct the necessary research to find the reputable companies and get multiple quotes which can be compared side-by-side to find a fair price for the preferred of services offered. Many of the companies will charge a standard price for the booking of the car plus an extra amount based on the total distance of the journey.
Cancelling a booking
Most companies will ask for a deposit to be paid when first making the booking. If there is any reason to cancel the booking at a later date, this amount isn’t always refundable, especially if it is very close to the special day. However, there may be the option to take out wedding insurance to provide cover in these unfortunate situations.