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Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Wedding Car


Your wedding day should be a day full of magic and nothing creates that more than the vehicles you chose to transport you and the wedding party to your wedding location, reception and honeymoon.  But what should you look for when choosing your wedding cars?  Here are our top five tips for choosing the perfect vehicle for your big day.

  1. The Theme of Your Big Day

It is important that the wedding cars you choose match the overall theme of your wedding.  For example, if you are having a traditional wedding, then a classic Rolls Royce Phantom would be an ideal pick for your transportation.  However, for a vintage inspired wedding, a 1940’s Rover P3 would be much more suitable and enhance the style of the theme perfectly.

  1. Travelling Distance and Time of Year

If the reception is a reasonable distance from the church or registry office, then make sure you consider your own and the bridal parties comfort, especially if you will be visiting various locations for photographs along the way.  A sleek Mercedes SL convertible may be fabulous for a warm July wedding where you are only travelling a mile or two between locations, but not so great in April if you have to travel between different towns or villages.

  1. The Colour of the Vehicle

Make sure you consider the colour of the Brides and Bridesmaids’ outfits and flowers before choosing the shade of the vehicle.  It is often best to stick with neutral colours such as grey, white and cream to avoid any clashes of colour which could tarnish the wedding photos.

  1. Comfort and Convenience

Can you get into the car without damaging your wedding dress?  Does your veil of hairpiece get squashed up against the roof?  Is there enough room for everyone to sit without being piled on top of each other?  If possible, try and have a test run of the vehicle before the big day so there are no nasty, last minute panic adjustments to be made before you leave the house!

  1. Is Your Driver Safe, Friendly and Professional?

The last thing you want on your wedding day is a chain-smoking, vest-wearing aggressive driver with a colourful vocabulary turning up to take you to the church.  Ensure you meet with a representative of the company from whom you will be hiring your car from, and if possible, the person who will drive you on the day.  A good chauffeur company will provide fully-uniformed chauffeurs with impeccable manners, an attention to detail and exemplary driving skills.

By taking the time to check out these five factors when choosing the right car and company to transport you on your wedding day, you can be assured of picking a vehicle that fully compliments the theme and specialness of your big day.

Continental Chauffeurs specialises in providing wedding cars and drivers to transport you and your wedding party to your wedding location and reception.  To find out about our services, please call us on +44 (0)20 3174 2122.


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