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Top 10 Wedding Cars

At Wedding Car Hire we are always trying to help happy couples select the perfect wedding car for them, assisting them with cars that reflects their personality and the nature of their celebration. Below you will see our top ten wedding cars, we hope they help you with your wedding planning.

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Top 10 Wedding Transport Ideas

Your wedding transport is an important part of your big day. Whether your planning a ceremony out of town and need plenty of vehicles to whisk all your guests to the venue or you’re just looking for a really special car to host your first journey as man and wife, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

Here is our pick of some of the best:

Limousine

One of the most popular choices with brides and grooms celebrating their big day, limousines have many benefits. They are elegant and stylish, with roomy interiors that are perfect for accommodating your entire party. For added wow factor, choose a limo with its own built-in bar and enjoy chilled drinks en route to the wedding.

classic wedding car hire

Another popular option, arriving at your wedding in a beautiful classic wedding car is a great way to get your guests talking. There are plenty of iconic brands to choose from including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Beauford and more, so you can find a style to suit any budget and taste.

Self drive sports car hire

For many people, their wedding day is one of the only chances they’ll get to hire a luxury car. So why let the chauffeurs have all the fun? With a self drive sports car hire package, you’ll have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some of the world’s most famous vehicles.

Minibus and coach hire

For weddings where there is a long distance between the locations of the ceremony and the party, or for out of the way weddings in rural locations, hiring a minibus or coach to transport your guests ensures that nobody has to worry about driving their car – so everyone can relax and have a good time.

Vintage bus hire

For group transport with a more retro feel, why not hire a cool vintage bus to transport your guests in style? There are a variety of models to choose from, from iconic Bedford buses to spacious double deckers from a bygone age.

TukTuk Hire

Want something completely different? How about arriving at the venue in the back of an Asian-style tuktuk? A fun and exhilarating way to travel, these open-sided vehicles are great for weddings in warmer weather and are sure to get you noticed wherever you go.

Open Top Car Hire

Getting married in the summer? Why not choose an open top wedding car? If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with fine weather you can roll the top down and enjoy the sensation of the wind in your hair – and if not you can just keep the top on and still enjoy all the comforts of a luxury car.

horse Drawn Carriage Hire

Want something really romantic for your big day? It doesn’t get any more traditional than hiring a horse-drawn carriage for the bride and groom. If you only have a short distance to travel to get to the venue, this can make a really magical start to the celebrations.

London Taxi Hire

For something a little quirky and fun, why not hire a black London taxi for your wedding? Surprisingly roomy, these vehicles can accommodate up to 5 passengers in comfort and are a great way to make a big impact when you arrive.

VW Camper Hire

Channelling a sixties vibe for your big day? What better way to complete the theme than by hiring an authentic VW Camper as your transport for the day. To really get the party started, choose a camper that comes equipped with its own bar and pile all your friends in for the ride.

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Top 10 Classic Wedding Cars

Every bride and groom wants to look and feel like a celebrity on their special day, which is why so much thought is given to things like wedding dresses, venues, flowers and more. But one of the most important features of your big day – and one of the first things that your guests will see – is your wedding car. Your choice of car will create a lasting impression, so you need to make sure it’s one that says something about you as a couple. For romance, elegance and glamour, why not choose classic wedding car? Here’s our pick of some of the best:

Rolls Royce Phantom (Classic)

First put into production in 1925, the Phantom name has been attached to Rolls Royce’s luxurious cars for generations. The iconic design of a classic Phantom is instantly recognisable, making it a great choice for couples who want a classic car that really makes an impact on their special day.

Bentley MK VI

Out of the many classic Bentleys available to hire, the MK VI is one of the most striking. The first post-war luxury car produced by Bentley, it combines elegant design with a roomy interior that boasts plenty of room for you and your partner to relax before and after the ceremony.

Daimler Limousine

For a more understated, retro classic vehicle for your wedding day, why not check out the Daimler Limousine? Still used as the official state car in many countries around the world, the car creates an almost regal atmosphere and is guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go.

Brandford Elite

Want a car that captures the elegance of the roaring 1920s? The Brandford Elite is a romantic and eye-catching car with enough room for up to six passengers to travel in style. For summer weddings, you can roll the top down and enjoy the feel of the wind in your hair.

Vintage Soft-top Rolls Royce

Carrying on the theme of summer weddings, a soft top Rolls Royce is perfect for travelling to your wedding on a warm and sunny day. With a selection of different models to choose from, a soft-top Rolls Royce combines timeless elegance and glamour with a fun and exciting design that’s sure to get you noticed on your big day.

VW Campervan

Want something a little different? A VW Campervan is a funky and stylish way to transport larger parties in style. With their fun interiors and iconic design features, they combine vintage charm with spacious interiors large enough to carry the entire bridal party.

Beauford Classic

One of the most popular choices for a classic wedding car, the Beauford is a surefire way to make an impressive entrance on your wedding day. Boasting an optional soft top, contrasting colours and a plush, luxurious interior, this car creates a magical environment for your journey to the venue or your first trip as man and wife.

Bramwith

Another popular choice of classic wedding car, the Bramwith boasts an exceptionally roomy interior making it perfect for travelling to the ceremony with all of your loved ones. With elegant coachwork and a leather interior, these vehicles can seat up to 7 people with a roll-top roof at the rear for sunny days.

Bentley S

The first post-war redesign of Bentley’s luxury cars resulted in the elegant Bentley S, a spacious car offering sleek and stylish design for those that want a classic wedding car with a twist. Perfect for classic car enthusiasts and those who want to cause a stir on their wedding day.

Studebaker Dictator

One of the classic luxury cars of the 1920s and 1930s, the Studebaker Dictator offers affordable glamour for brides and grooms looking to travel in style. A vehicle that perfectly captures the romance of a bygone age, a ride in a Studebaker makes the perfect start to married life.

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What your wedding transport says about you

When planning a wedding, there are so many choices to make: what dress to wear, what type of venue to choose, how to entertain your guests. And whether we like it or not, each choice says a little bit about who we are – and what we want our marriage to be. But what about the transport for your big day? We take a light-hearted look at what the most popular types tell us about the couples that pick them.

Vintage wedding cars

If you’ve chosen a classic vehicle like a Rolls Royce or a Bentley to whisk you to the venue on your wedding day, you’re a hopeless romantic who wants to pull out all the stops. Timeless and elegant, you and your loved one have bags of style and aren’t afraid to show the world. Teamed with avintage wedding dress for the bride and a cute, retro-themed reception, this choice is one that will never go out of fashion.

Sports cars

Who wouldn’t want to arrive at their wedding in a sleek Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini sports car? Stylish, sophisticated and effortlessly cool, these are vehicles with the real wow factor – a choice that will blow your guests away. The couples that choose these are dynamic and exciting people with lives that make others green with envy – and a ride in a wedding sports car will likely be followed by a honeymoon in some far-flung and exotic location.

Stretch limousine

The choice of the party animal, the stretch limousine is a vehicle for the couple that can’t decide between their loved ones – and opts to invite everyone along for the ride! If you’re travelling to your wedding in a stretch limo, you’re fun, sociable and like to let your hair down. And on your special day, we know that the celebrations won’t stop until the early hours!

Horse and carriage

For some people, it’s all about tradition – and even a motorised wedding car is too much of a concession to the modern age. If you’ve chosen a horse and carriage for your wedding day, you’re likely an old-fashioned sort of couple that wants your celebration to be all about the romance. You’re definitely not in a hurry, of course, and we predict that your day will be filled with precious moments to treasure for the rest of your lives.

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Classic vs. modern wedding cars: which one is right for you?

It’s the eternal wedding debate… one of you wants to arrive at the venue in an elegant, vintage vehicle, while the other is dreaming of the sleek lines and powerful engine of the latest sports car. So how do you decide between the two? Luckily, it’s not just about the aesthetics – there are practical considerations that can help lead you in the right direction.

In order to make the best choice, you need to look at the pros and cons of both options. So let’s look at vintage cars first. With their classic good looks, romantic appearance and elegant interiors, older model vehicles like Rolls Royces and Bentleys are a popular choice of wedding car. And in many ways, they live up to the hype. You’ll definitely feel like a million dollars on board one of these charming vehicles, and they’re sure to make a beautiful backdrop to your special day.

However, classic cars have their limitations too. For example, they often have little power behind them, and might struggle with particularly hilly or difficult terrain. Plus, there’s a higher chance that they could break down – leaving you stranded en route to the biggest day of your life.

Another consideration is what you want in the way of technology. If your idea of the perfect ride to your wedding is relaxing with a glass of bubbly in hand, chatting while some soft music plays in the background, then a vintage vehicle could be just what you’re looking for. But if you’re the
sort of person who wants a state-of-the-art sound system and plenty of gadgets on board, you’re better off looking at a more modern option.

While they are a more unusual choice, modern wedding cars can be just as glamorous as their vintage counterparts – although they won’t give off the same traditional vibe. But what they lack in old-school charm they more than make up for in effortless cool, and your guests are sure to be impressed if you arrive in the latest Ferrari or Porsche model. And with the latest luxury vehicles, you’ll need to worry far less about any mechanical failings.

However, it’s worth noting that modern wedding cars are often less roomy than classic ones – although if space is a consideration you could always opt for a ‘stretch’ version of your favourite car. As you can see, there are pros and cons to each option – so take some time to weigh them up and decide which one is right for your big day.

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How much to budget for your wedding transport

Wedding planning is an exciting time, but one that always comes with a certain reservation too. And when you have to fork out for everything from the dress and the flowers to the venue and the catering, the costs soon start adding up. Of course, sensible wedding budget is the key, but it can be difficult to know how much to set aside. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide to wedding transport costs.

First, do a headcount of everyone you’ll need to sort travel for on your big day. Traditionally, you’ll be responsible for organising transport for the bride and groom and their respective wedding parties, plus both sets of parents and any other close family members. However, you don’t need to stick to this if it seems to costly – just talk to your guests honestly about what’s right for you.

Generally speaking, an out-of-season, basic car hire package will start somewhere in the region of £200. And if you only need a vehicle for an hour or two, you shouldn’t have to budget much more than this – although bear in mind that summer wedding transport will come with a higher
charge.

Confusingly, different companies operate different methods of pricing, with some charging by the hour and some charging a set fee. With this in mind, it’s difficult to predict exact prices, but if you want full day hire of a luxury vehicle you’ll need to be putting aside a budget of around £300 to £500. And if you need to transport your guests from the ceremony to the venue, coach hire usually starts at around £200.

At first, these prices can seem a bit daunting, with the possibility of paying over a thousand pounds just for transport on your big day. But luckily there are some things that you can do to bring these costs down. For example, some companies will offer a discount for couples booking multiple cars, while others offer special packages that will bring prices down. And don’t forget to negotiate either – often you can get extras like flowers and champagne thrown in for free.

With the right wedding budgeting, you can plan your perfect wedding transport – with no nasty surprises once the final bill arrives!

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How to save money on your wedding car

Your wedding day is the happiest day of your life – but it’s likely to be the most expensive one too. And as well as the obvious expenses like the venue and the dress, there are countless smaller costs that will probably take you by surprise. And before long, you might find yourself worryingly over budget. But don’t panic! There are some areas where it’s relatively easy to make savings – such as hiring your wedding car.

Like many aspects of your wedding, transport can be cheaper when booked out of season – so consider having your celebration in autumn or winter to keep costs down. Also, many hire providers also supply vehicles for events like proms or graduations, so choosing a date that doesn’t fall during these seasons will help you get the best price.

Already settled on your date? Don’t worry, there are other things that you can do to help cut costs. For example, do you really need to provide luxury transport for the whole bridal party? A common money-saving trick is for the groom to travel with other guests to the ceremony, while a wedding car picks up the bride and her party. Then, once the ceremony is over, the happy couple can travel onwards in the vehicle – eliminating the need to hire multiple wedding cars. And if you do need to organise transport for a larger party, a minibus or coach is obviously a more affordable option than a fleet of luxury limousines.

If you’ve already got your heart set on your dream car, there’s limited flexibility, but it’s still worth shopping around for the best deal. In some cases, even choosing a different colour or a slightly older model can make surprising differences in the hire cost. And if you haven’t decided yet,
you’re in luck! Obviously, the most popular wedding cars like Rolls Royces and Bentleys are the most in demand, but if you’re happy with a more unusual choice there are some fantastic savings to be made.

Finally, you can slash the costs of wedding car hire if you only need a vehicle for a few hours, rather than a whole day. So if you’re on a tight budget, why not hire something just for your grand entrance and the photographs, then catch a taxi or to any later engagements? It might not be as glamorous but it’s convenient and affordable, freeing up your finances to spend money elsewhere.

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Five tips for the perfect journey on your wedding day


If you’re getting married, you may well have booked luxury wedding transport to take you and your loved ones to the venue on your special day. But kicking things off with a memorable journey isn’t just about choosing the right vehicle. To help you plan, here are our top tips to travelling without a hitch on your wedding day.

  1. Be prepared
    All the planning in the world can quickly go down the drain if you’re not ready for your wedding car, and a delay this early in the day could have disastrous knock-on effects. So to make your journey as stress-free as possible, make sure that your whole party is ready in good time – and maybe even plan a 15-minute window for any last minute panics!
  2. Don’t be late
    Even if you’ve left on time, it’s always possible that traffic and accidents can hold you up you enroute. And while you can never predict such possibilities, you can be prepared for them. In fact, we recommend adding an extra 10-20 minutes on to your journey time to allow for any unpredictable delays.
  3. Book the right car
    Nothing will ruin a journey quicker than being cramped and uncomfortable – particularly when you’re all dressed in your finest clothes. To avoid starting the day on a sour note, make sure that your wedding car has ample space for everyone to sit comfortably – and enough room to raise a toast.
  4. Pop the bubbly
    Speaking of toasts, your wedding transport is the perfect place to get the celebration started. But do you really want to be thinking about chilling Champagne with everything else that’s on your plate? Instead, why not make life easier and speak to your hire company about providing a chilled glass of bubbly for all your party? Then all you need to do is kick back and let the fun begin!
  5. Pump up the tunes
    What better way to get yourself in the party mood then by blasting out your favourite tunes? These days, most wedding cars will come with a sound system as standard – and some even boast state-of-the-art equipment. To avoid last-minute hassle, liaise with your hire company
    beforehand and supply them with the soundtrack to your wedding day.
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Chauffeur-driven vs. self-drive: the right choice for your wedding car

At first, this might seem like a no-brainer. Because who wants to worry about getting behind the wheel on their big day? But with more and more people eschewing alcohol for health or religious reasons, self-drive hire cars are becoming an increasingly popular option for brides and grooms.
So how can you decide which option is right for you?

As with anything, both options have their pros and cons – so let’s take a look at them. For decades, a chauffeur-driven vehicle has been a steadfast wedding tradition. And it’s true that the benefits are numerous: you won’t need to worry about driving, traffic or getting lost on your wedding day, and you’re free to relax with your loved ones while someone else takes care of all the details. And, of course, if you want to celebrate with a glass or two of champagne, they’ll be someone on hand to make sure that you get where you’re going on time.

However, hiring a chauffeur means inviting a stranger to share your big day, and if you’re a fan of luxury cars you might feel a little envious that they get to do the driving. Plus, you’re reliant on an external party
to ensure that everything goes without a hitch.

With a self-drive wedding car, you’ll have full control over your wedding transport. And for most people, the appeal of this is the chance to drive the sort of car they’ve always dreamed of.

Imagine arriving at your venue behind the wheel of a gleaming Ferrari, or channelling your inner movie star in a vintage Aston Martin? For many couples, their wedding will be the only time that they get to experience a luxury vehicle – so why should a chauffeur have all the fun? However, if
you do go for this option you need to bear in mind that you will be responsible for getting from place to place on time – something that can be a stressful addition to an already busy day.

At the end of the day, only you can decide which option is best for you – but be sure to talk through all the pros and cons with your partner before making a final decision!