Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, so you want to arrive at your ceremony in something equally extraordinary. However, transport cost and practicality are both considerations as, remember, you need not only to book transportation for the bridal party, but also the groom’s party and, sometimes, your other guests, including immediate and extended family and friends.
Wedding transportation is a logistical feat that you must get right to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly, so make sure you take your time and explore the different options available for your special day. While browsing, keep your budget in mind so not to blow your finances out the water.
Below, we explore the different types of wedding transportation.
Wedding Transport for the Bride & Bridesmaids
For the bridal party, including the bride, bridesmaids, and the mother of the bride, a limousine is an incredibly popular style of transportation, however, a somewhat dated and clichéd one. Other more visually appealing forms of transportation include a vintage trolley or even a party bus. However, if your budget is limited, you may want to consider a more conservative, practical form of wedding transportation for a fraction of the cost, such as a large minibus or even a coach.
Once your ceremony is over, you will need to get the bridal party to the reception venue quickly and efficiently so choose a kind of transport that can wait around while your ceremony is taking place to make sure everyone gets to where they need to be, when they need to be there.
Wedding Transport for the Groom & Groomsmen
From classic American buses and cars to motorcycles, army tanks, and even helicopters, we’ve seen it all. Typically, the groom’s party like to be a little more extravagant in their transport choices, which is great if you have a large budget but not ideal if you’re working to a strict budget. For instance, a minibus is an excellent, affordable form of transportation for the groom’s party. Alternatively, ask around to see if you can borrow or hire cars or, for a vintage twist, scooters from friends and family and make a statement when you arrive at the venue for the ceremony.
Again, once your wedding ceremony is over, you will need to transport the groom’s party to the reception venue so choose a vehicle that’s able to wait outside while the ceremony takes place.
Wedding Transport for Guests
It is not always necessary; however, many couples choose to provide wedding transportation for their guests, too, which is particularly convenient if your venue is in the middle of nowhere, such as in the heart of the countryside, or somewhere guests may otherwise consider it difficult to get to and find. After all, you don’t want your guests to drive as it means they won’t be able to enjoy the prosecco and, on the other hand, you don’t want your guests to have to fork out for expensive taxis, either. If you’re looking for a practical and affordable method of transportation for your guests, consider coach hire which, in most cases, will cost as little as a few pounds per head, depending on the number of guests and the distance from the pickup point to the destination.
Bride & Groom Transportation
After the ceremony, traditionally, the bride and groom should travel together to the reception venue. Classic cars are an incredibly attractive and striking form of wedding transportation for the bride and groom – as is a dressed horse and carriage with ribbons et al. To get the best price, ask around for a referral to a trusted classic car hire company in your area. By doing this, you’re likely to get a good price and won’t have to worry about the car not turning up on time, either.
There is a form of wedding transportation for every budget. When booking your wedding transportation, whether it’s a trolley for the bridal party, a bus for the groom’s party, or coach hire for your guests, or always ask around for recommendations and compare prices to get the best deal.