Choosing the Best Transport

22 Jul 2011

Choosing the Best Transport

A red double decker London bus, a horse-drawn carriage, a white stretch limo – the list really is endless when it comes to choosing your transport. And it is not just about getting the bridal party to the church and the couple to the reception – you may want to lay on fun transport for all your guests, by boat, train or bus

 

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A red double decker London bus, a horse-drawn carriage, a white stretch limo – the list really is endless when it comes to choosing your transport. And it is not just about getting the bridal party to the church and the couple to the reception – you may want to lay on fun transport for all your guests, by boat, train or bus

 ■ Right for you – you might have a favourite type of car such as a VW Beetle, an Aston Martin or a Rolls Royce Silver Phantom so the choice should be fairly easy. All you have to do now is find one that best suits your style

■ The right service – always make sure you see the car or other transport that you will be using and meet the team involved. Photos alone can’t give the real idea of size and if you are planning a big white wedding dress and long train then make sure it will fit in the car

■ The little things – always ask what additional services are included. Do they offer ribbons and flower arrangements for the car and music for the journey, for example? Little things like this make a difference, so be prepared. Also, what is the company’s policy on tipping the driver?

■ A few stops – as well as taking you to the church and then on to the venue, you may need the car later when it comes to getting to your hotel so make sure the company can provide this service and knows what time to be back if you don’t want to be the last ones standing

■ And the groom – while the bridal party tends to get most of the consideration, little thought is given to how the groom is arriving at the church. Rather than catching a lift from dad or the best man, he may prefer to travel in style in a nice top-of-the-range Aston Martin, for example.

■ The happy couple – as you travel from the church to the venue you may want to have a bottle of champagne laid on so you can take your first drink together as a married couple and spend a few precious moments together before it gets busy. And make sure the driver takes the scenic route – you want your guests to be waiting when you arrive and make your entrance

■ The wow factor – think about making a statement. Hire a Routemaster bus to deliver you and your guests together to the reception in style; opt for a traditional black London taxi which will have plenty of room for you and your bridesmaids; hire a fire engine to make an impact; or if you want to really make a statement then how about a helicopter for a real talking point