Five Commonly Asked Wedding Car Questions
So the big day is drawing ever-nearer and you are now looking into hiring a wedding car, or cars, to deliver you and your most important guests to the venue.
Naturally there will be a few questions that you will need to have answered, so here we take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions related to hiring a wedding car.
- What Sort of Car Should I Hire?
Your wedding is going to be one of the most important days of your life, so it is important that you hire a car that reflects this as well as the general scale of the ceremony.
Furthermore, the bride and her bridesmaid will want to make sure that they aren’t squeezed together, as they will want their dresses to look absolutely perfect for the big day. As such, making sure that the vehicle you hire is both comfortable and spacious is a definite must.
- How Many Wedding Cars Should I Book?
This really depends on the scale of the wedding, but a good estimate it that you will need at least three. Two of those will be dedicated to both the bride and the groom, plus their party in some cases, as they should really be the centrepiece of the occasion.
Another one or two can be used to make sure that the ushers get to the venue. Traditionally the ushers should arrive before everybody else to make sure that they are able to do the job that they are meant to do, so you can often get away with spending a little less on their wedding car.
- Can I Get a Discount?
This usually depends on just how many vehicles that you are looking to hire. It is rare to be offered a discount if you are simply hiring a single vehicle to take you to the venue, as the wedding car company needs to make sure that they cover their costs.
However, if you are hiring multiple vehicles it may be worth your time to at least ask the question. Not all wedding car hire companies will give you a discount, but some may simply due to the fact that you are hiring multiple cars.
- What Happens If We Need to Cancel?
In the very unfortunate instance that you need to cancel your wedding car hire, you should make sure to have checked the documentation that you signed when hiring the car.
It will specify the exact conditions of a cancellation, in addition to letting you know if there is a cancellation fee. It is also best to speak to the hire company as soon as you can to let them know the situation.
- What Order Should People Arrive in?
To make the most impact with your wedding car you will want to make sure that people arrive in the right order. IT should go a little something like this:
- Ushers arrive first so that they are ready to direct people to their seats when needed.
- The guests start to arrive.
- The groom and best man should arrive when most of the guests are at the venue.
- The bridal party (bridesmaids and the bride’s mother) should arrive next.
- Finally, the bride and her father should arrive so that everybody is present to see them exit the car.