You've seen it in a million movies: The bride and groom make their grand exit amongst their adoring guests, bubbles are blown, butterflies are released, it's a perfect ending to the day. They pile into their 1992 Toyota Tercel and ride into the sunset! Wait... that's not right...
To get the storybook ending to the storybook day, look into your rental options for your ride!
- A classic towncar
- A horse and carriage
- A sunny convertible
- A vintage Bentley
- A sleek limousine
The options for your ride don't end just at the getaway vehicle, though. Planning for transportation throughout your wedding day means that the wedding party can spend more time together and less time navigating the roads.
By cutting down on the number of people driving individually, you are more likely to stay on schedule, avoid dealing with lost people, and stay eco-chic! A popular option for weddings is to have all the bridesmaids transport themselves to the 'getting ready' place (hotel, salon, residence) and the same thing for the groomsmen to their place. Once everyone is dressed and ready, a car service picks each group up to bring them to the ceremony site. This lets you have more fun with your wedding party, spread out in the limo in your fancy outfits, and vamp it up for the ride. The biggest bonus for many couples getting married in a downtown location is not having to deal with parking. After the ceremony, the bride and groom can leave in one car and the wedding party can take the other!
When booking your car service, consider these points:
- How many people will you be transporting?
- How long will you need the car? Don't forget to build time in for taking photos with the car.
- Are the photographer and videographer riding in the car with you? Make sure there's room.
- Do they provide any extras like champagne?
- Do they charge by number of passengers, time, or locations?
Lastly, when you finalize the transportation make sure you don't leave anyone stranded with out a ride at the end of the night. Especially if you are having an open bar, work with your coordinator or family to ensure everyone ends the night safely.