How much to budget for your wedding transport

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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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