Everybody wants to go for a stylish wedding. You need to choose the transportation for the wedding party and the guests as well as the bride and the groom to take you to the wedding venue. You have to choose a vehicle, which reflects your personality. Like other element, choosing your wedding transportation should match and complement your wedding and personal sense of style. This is the opportunity to express yourself. Limousine is the most popular vehicle used for wedding transportation.
There are various transportation options available ranging from chauffeured limousine to carriage which gives a great Cinderella experience.
Some of the wedding transportation options are as follows:
- Limousine - chauffeur-driven (for bride and bridesmaids and groom and groomsmen)
- Classic cars such as Porsche or Mustang for the parents of the bride and the groom
- Luxury Cars such as Bentley for the guests
- A carriage is a romantic way to enter, which creates a perfect Prince Charming and Cinderella setting (ideal for Cinderella themed wedding)
- Riding on a horseback (for the groom)
- Chariot (for the bride)
A gondola can also be considered if the ceremony is taking place on the banks of the river or lake A cruise would be ideal for a beach wedding
However, a car is the most popular and feasible option for the wedding transportation. If a limo is well outside your budget, you can use the old family car that maybe your grandparents or parents used when they got married. This lends a personal touch to the otherwise overly glamorized wedding transportation. Besides, the family car carries a good omen of the ageless love that your grandparents or parents share. It is same as using your mother's wedding dress or your grandmother's tiara for your wedding look.
Here are some common points to consider while selecting your wedding day transportation. Ask them:
- The types of cars - whether it is a limo or a mustang, you need to be informed in advance so as to avoid the confusion.
- Whether the car is in a good condition - this is very important as you don't want to be stranded in the street on your wedding day just because the car broke down.
- Is the chauffeur available on the said date (ask for personal one-on-one interview with the chauffeur) - you want to make sure you have a good rapport with the person who is going to drive you and the entire wedding party to the venue and later you and your partner to the airport or your honeymoon suite.
- The break-up of cost, what are the charges for every specific service - know what you are paying for. Knowing the cost for every little detail may sound frugal but it helps in keeping the tab on the expenses and you can avoid over-spending.
- If the tip is already included in the charges or whether it has to be given to the chauffeur separately - This is an important point because you don't want to embarrass yourself by haggling with the chauffeur over a trivial issue such as the tip for driving you down safely to the venue.
- Complimentary services provided - It is always a better idea to get to know the complementary services provided with the vehicle; be it some champagne, wine, some finger foods or beverages, 'just married' sign, red carpet, goodie bag or theme-based decorations.
- References or recommendations - Like other vendors, recommendations and references speak a great deal about the service provider. You can ask him or go to your friends who are married so that they can help you with the same.
- Written Contract - It is always a good idea to put everything on paper right from the type of vehicle to the complimentary services to the uncovered costs so that there are no legal hassles at the last minute.
Some transportation companies offer entire package covering bachelor party, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, wedding reception party, and a drop to honeymoon suite or airport. They also provide the required number of vehicles for the couple, parents and the guests in the same package in the discounted price.
However, make sure you book these packages at least 4 months prior to the wedding, because in the peak season, the transporters are also booked pretty early just like the bakers or the caterers.