It’s a nightmare we’ve all had: one half of the happy couple is waiting at the venue while the other is delayed, leaving a very nervous bride or groom stranded at the altar! Or perhaps your worries are more about older relatives and whether they’ll arrive at the ceremony on time?
While we can’t stop you from fretting completely, we do have some simple planning tips that will help ensure that everyone gets to where they’re going on time – and make your wedding day as hassle-free as possible!
The first step to a smooth wedding is to make sure all of your transport plans are in place well in advance. In fact, it’s best to book your vehicles as soon as the other details like the venue and the date are secured. Sadly, we know of too many couples that have waited too late to sort their wedding cars, and ended up with inferior vehicles as a result. And remember that most hire places also supply cars for events like graduations and proms, so
if you’re getting married during these seasons it’s recommended to book early. Next, make sure that the company you use is reliable. Luckily, it’s now easy to access independent customer reviews for pretty much any hire provider, so make sure that you check how other users have rated their service. For example, you might think that you’ve found a bargain, but you’ll be regretting your decision if the driver shows up late on your wedding day.
As well as this, you need to consider your transport needs. Do you just need a car to take you to the venue, or will you need transport to the reception as well? And how about getting home at the end of the day? Also, think about who will need to travel. In most cases, the bride and groom as well as their respective families and wedding parties travel in the wedding cars, but don’t feel like you have to stick to tradition if that doesn’t work for you. Once you’ve established who needs to travel and where, your driver will be able to help you plan the best route for your
Finally, always give yourself more time than you think you’ll need! For example, if the ceremonystarts at midday, aim to arrive at 11:45 a.m. at the latest. And when you’re calculating your pick-up time, don’t forget to add in extra to account for traffic, delays and the inevitable last minute issues that are likely to occur. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to planning a stress-free wedding day!