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!

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