Wedding Car Hire - How To Choose Your Wedding Car

Published: 17th January 2009
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How to choose your wedding car?

The answer will depend on a number of factors, style, age, colour, budget, your location, travelling distance, your itinerary, who is travelling, the number of passengers, and the time of year.

Thankfully there are a huge range of cars to choose from to meet your criteria, and hopefully by the end of this article, you will have found some ideas on what Wedding Car you would like on your special day.

Where do you start?

Have you a dream car you have always wanted? Have you already decided on your wedding venue and you want a car that suits the style of the location?

Perhaps your wedding has a theme and you wish to co-ordinate the style of car with that theme? Is it a modern wedding or maybe a traditional wedding which can be reflected in your choice of car?

This will be your starting point, you can then see if the other criteria fit with your ideal choice of wedding car.

You then need to decide, is your selection based on your budget constraint, or are you decided on having the car of your choice?

Wedding Cars have differing price ranges depending on their style, age, popularity and make of car. Very often the travelling distance will have a bearing on the cost of the Wedding Car Hire; also the time of year and sometimes the cars are priced by the hour.

Wedding car hire comes in various styles and can be a great photograph opportunity for your wedding album or video as well for your guests.

Some guests may wait outside to see you arrive, and then everyone will see you and your groom leave for, and arrive at the reception. So you want your transport to be something special and possibly tie in with your wedding theme or venue.

Is your Father giving you away, this can be his chance to share with you that special ride together in a beautiful car, you might like to give him the opportunity to help you decide.

Do not forget the groom, if you are travelling on to the reception, this is your first journey as a married couple and will always be special. This is your time to sit back, relax and enjoy the occasion in the comfort of a beautiful car.

For that perfect complement to the proceedings and extra special touch, your bridesmaids and Mother can travel to the ceremony in matching colour and style second cars.

The Grooms arrival at the ceremony is often overlooked, would you like him in a matching car, or something more special, possibly surprise him with an Aston Martin?

The styles of wedding car generally fall into the following groups:

Modern Executive Wedding Cars - New up-to-date luxury with air-conditioning

Prestige Modern Wedding Cars - Prestige Rolls Royce & Bentley types of car

Ultimate Modern Wedding Cars - New Rolls Royce Phantom & Bentley

Traditional Vintage Wedding Cars - Cars made from 1920 to 1950

Traditional Prestige Classic Wedding Cars - Cars made from 1950 to 1980

Classic Wedding Cars - Cars made from 1950 to 1980

Classic Limousine Wedding Cars - 6 to 7 seat cars made from 1950 to 1980

Modern Limousines - Stretch limousines with maximum seating of 8 people

Sports Cars - Aston Martin sports cars etc.

Classic American Cars

Traditional Buses - Generally red route London buses

Now you have some Wedding Car ideas, will the car meet the practicalities of?

The time of year - Vintage and open top cars are not practical in winter.

The distance to be travelled - Vintage and some classic cars cannot travel miles

Colour of wedding car - White is traditional; silver will contrast the white dress

Your itinerary - Is the car suitable for all the journey transfers

Who is travelling - Does the car have enough room inside

The number and age of passengers - How many seats, are there children

Armed with this information you can start looking for wedding transport that meets your requirements, many wedding car websites have pictures of the their cars and offer advise on the limitations of distance and seating capacity etc. The more detailed the information you provide, the more accurate the quotation that is offered.

It is always recommended to arrange to view older cars to check the cars condition before booking, and reputable companies will always agree to this. It will also identify whether the company is an agent or the actual wedding car owner.

In conclusion identify your ideal type of car by answering the above questions, then go looking for the car that fits your criteria.

Wedding Car Hire

Graham & Caroline Beevis have been supplying Wedding Car Hire for a number of years and offer pictures and further information articles at and a unique selection of 15 family owned wedding cars for the bride and groom.

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