If you’ve decided to tie the knot and have yourself a wedding, you have probably already mentioned how complex the entire preparatory process can get.
Indeed, it is often so complicated that the pair getting married finds it easier to hire a wedding planner to take care of this part of the deal than having to tackle all the itsy-bitsy details themselves.
To ensure you’ll have your dream wedding, you or your planner have to take into account matters such as food, drinks, venue, reception at the venue, parking for the invitees, the number of invitees – the list goes on.
Now, since weddings are ceremonious events, it doesn’t make much sense for the bride and the groom to walk to the church or the celebration venue. Instead, what most couples end up doing is renting a wedding car to get them to and from these places.
These cars are typically luxurious, white, pink, or some other light pleasant color, and have other decorations that would distinguish them as a wedding vehicle in traffic.
So, if you plan on hiring one of these, here are some tips you might want to take into consideration before deciding.
While decorations and the color of the car play probably the biggest role in distinguishing it in traffic as a wedding car, the model of the car and how it’s perceived in the car owners’ world will also have some effect on how grandiose or charming your appearance will be.
For example, if you choose a powerful BMW or Rolls-Royce, coming out of it at your wedding reception you will assume an air of dignity, stylishness, and affluence, to an extent.
On the other hand, if you choose to hire a less expensive car that nevertheless looks good, you can still retain all the aforementioned qualities minus a couple of points in the affluence department.
Of course, some couples go for their vintage or otherwise unique vehicles and means of transportation, like old VW vans, horses, or even tanks. The advantage to this would be that even if you have a fender-bender, you can simply hire some panel beating services and get the car fixed. With a rental car, the costs of having an accident can get astronomical.
Other than choosing the model of the car, what you may also need to look into would be the size of the vehicle.
The thing is, if you plan for only the groom and the bride to be in the vehicle, you won’t need a particularly big one. For those instances where you want to get your bridesmaids and friends in the car, too, and perhaps even have a mini party in it during the ride, you may need to go for a big limo.
Unless you have some weird keeping-up-with-the-Joneses kind of situation with your friends or family members and you must have the most expensive car available, the word of advice is – choose the vehicle to get you to the wedding based on your budget.
The thing is, renting a wedding vehicle can cost an arm and a leg, so it’s good to be careful when making arrangements for the car you’ve decided on.
Sometimes it pays off more to get creative and borrow a car from a friend and decorate it for the occasion, than dishing out large sums out of your wedding budget for a one-time ride a couple of blocks around the town.
Of course, many wedding organizers and businesses that provide wedding-related services often work together, so you can sometimes chance upon a discount for the rental car if you’ve bought a bunch of other arrangements from the same company, for example. This is why it pays off to do some research before you decide what wedding care you want to go for.
To ensure you’re getting the best possible service from the rental company you’re doing business with, you may want to check its reputation first.
You can check the ‘testimonials’ page on their website, see the comments left by their previous customers, or simply ask around to see what the word on the street is, so to speak.
All in all, organizing your wedding is a jolly matter whether you do it with a planner to help you out or on your own. As far as the wedding car is concerned, if you plan to rent one, just pay attention to the parameters above and you should be A-ok.