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.