Ask The Expert: How To Choose Your perfect Wedding Car
14th May 2019
Choosing your wedding car can be just the thing to set the tone of your wedding day, whether that be a romantic Beauford or something more sporty like a Daimler Sp250 V8, whatever you choose just make it a classic!
We speak one of our lovely suppliers Book a Classic who lets us know about their beautiful classic wedding cars.
Organising the wedding of your dreams is always a challenge, from nailing the venue to finding the perfect wedding car with which to make your entrance. Organisation is paramount and knowing that you have the perfect vehicle to enhance your day will give you extra piece of mind in the lead up.
Choosing the vehicle is for sure the fun part, but keep in mind these considerations when deciding.
Having your wedding theme in mind is important as you will ideally want it to match the car choice. Classic cars are great as they suit all types of wedding. It is best to check whether the package gives you the option to dress it accordingly with ribbons and flowers ensuring that your choice is unique and on theme.
When should the cars arrive at the ceremony and venue?
Typically, the groom’s party will arrive first an hour or so before the ceremony where they will guide the guests to the seats.
The bridesmaids and mother of the bride will follow getting to the venue about 15 minutes before the ceremony starts.Finally, the bride and father of the bride will come just before the service is to start.
Sticking to the schedule
Following on from the previous pointy It is very important to understand the timings of your day and to stay on schedule. Perhaps do a dry run the week before on the same day so you can understand what the traffic etc. is like. Delays happen and you will want to make the most of your classic as it is a great photo opportunity. The hours will fly by on the day so give yourself a little bit of extra time so that you do not have to stress.
The Fun Part
With so many vehicles to choose from this task can become a little daunting but do not despair! We are here to make your choice a little easier. We’ve rounded up our top vehicular choices for the more discerning client. One that appreciates the finer things in life and understands how a stunning classic can be that final cherry on the icing to a wonderful day.
- Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
Where else to start other than with one of the icons of British motoring. The first brand that most think of when talking luxury. The Silver Cloud was the flagship and the pinnacle of traditional wedding vehicles in production from 1955 – 1966. The classic styling is always a hit and it is special knowing that you are now part of its rich heritage.
- Bentley MK6
It is hard to move on from the previous choice but this Bentley surely lives up to the billing. First produced in 1946 this is another for traditionalists to revel in. The classic wedding car shape means that it will fit in with any theme and you can be certain that you will be arriving to your venue in style.
- Aston Martin DB5
If you would like to go with more of a sporty touch then the Aston is the one for you. Popularized in the 1960’s by none other than James Bond in Goldfinger. Aston Martins DB series is synonymous with luxury and this is certainly one of the most beloved itinerations.
- Maserati Quattroporte
Keeping with the sporty theme but with a modern twist the Maserati is perfect to inject a little bit of Italian flair into your wedding. Quattroporte actually means four doors but for the uninitiated it stirs up romance and passion which is always welcome on your wedding day. With a maximum speed of 176 MPH there is no danger of being late just make sure to shut the windows so your hair stays in order.
- Rolls Royce Phantom
We make no apologies for including another Rolls-Royce on the list. The Phantom is perhaps the most distinguished model of all. The Vehicle of choice for millionaires all over the world this has been the height of luxury since its launch in 1925. Although the recent models are a sight to behold we love the early editions and this one from 1930 has a special place in our hearts and hopefully in yours.
- Jaguar E-type
If you follow the royals, then we have a feeling that this will be familiar. The car of choice for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The happy couple drove this away from their wedding reception. The unparalleled design of the Jaguar is heralded around the world and was seen and adored by millions.
- Citroen Traction Avant
The list wouldn’t be complete without a car from France, home of the language of love. The Citroen certainly stirs up the emotions and we feel that this is the most romantic on the list built in 1934 its classic styling is adored around the world and perfect for your luxury theme.
Who Are We?
BookAclassic is the UK’s preferred classic car hire site for weddings, with the most extensive offering of iconic and classic vehicles both in the UK and worldwide. The choices are almost endless and can cater for whatever style of wedding you decide. We are sure you will find the vehicle of your dreams on our platform and you could be booked in a matter of minutes with a few simple clicks. Our dedicated customer service team has plenty of experience organising transport for wedding so you can be assured that everything will go smoothly on your special day.
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