Posted: Friday March 06, 2015
Traditionally wedding transport consisted of a classic car or a horse drawn carriage. But these days the choices available to couples on their big day are unlimited. It is important to choose a form of transport that matches your wedding venue and theme, but also couples should be practical; horse drawn carriages will have a limit on the distance they can transport the happy couple so if your venue is a distance from the church /registry office it may not be the best choice, while a classic car without a roof may not be practical if you have to travel on a major road at any speed, especially after spending hours on the bridal hair!
Go retro – In the past most couples have chosen a classic car such as a Rolls Royce or Bentley to transport their wedding party. Why not try something different and chose a more retro car such as a fleet of Beatles, Minis or Figaros?
Ticket to ride - If you’re an adventurous couple consider a motorbike with a sidecar, a scooter or even a tandem for your big day? Just make sure you choose a suitable wedding dress!
Reach for the sky – Some venues, including Braxted Park, will allow you to land a helicopter in the grounds. This is a fantastic way to arrive at your wedding and will certainly give your guests something to talk about.
Take the bus – Route Master buses are increasingly popular as wedding transport for couples and their guests. They are particularly practical if you are getting married in a different venue to your reception and they allow the bride and groom can travel with their guests if they chose. Just check with your venue that they permit such large vehicles.
Camp it up! There is a growing trend in couples choosing VW Campervans as their wedding vehicle. They look incredibly cool and they can fit quite a few guests in to each one – perfect for the groom and his ushers.
Horse and carriage – If you are a bride with aspirations of being a princess, this is the transport choice for you. They look fantastic in wedding photos and will be a great attraction for your wedding party. However do your research: most horse drawn carriages can only go a short distance and not all venues will be happy to have the horses on the premises.
Rodney you Plonker! – One for the boys, for sure. A yellow Reliant Robin, Only Fools and Horses style will look amazing in photographs and is bound to be a talking point. Not overly practical if you have a large wedding party though!