Choosing the right car for your wedding can be a very daunting task for some people. There are so many types and styles of cars available from genuine “old” vintage cars to modern saloons and limousines. The choice can be huge and where do you start?salvage auto parts
Firstly it is important to decide on what style of car you want and this can often be determined by your bridal theme for your wedding. If your wedding is going to have a traditional theme with a church ceremony, followed by a reception at a grand hotel or Hall, you may prefer to choose a vintage or classic style car such as a Rolls Royce, Bentley or Beauford that is in keeping with the traditional style. If however your theme is more modern, perhaps a civil ceremony at a Registry office followed by drinks at a local hotel, you may feel the a more modern or functional saloon car such as a Mercedes, Jaguar or Baby Bentley is more appropriate.
Once you have decided what style of car you want, work out how many people you need to get from A to B and this will help you decide on how many cars you will need. It’s no point choosing a single two-seat vintage style car if you have 8 bridesmaids. Ideally you want all your bridesmaids to arrive together just before the bride arrives. A two seat car would have to make several journeys shuttling bridesmaids two at a time and clearly this is not ideal. Even a simple 5 minute journey to the church can take about 15 minutes turnaround time for each pair, meaning your first bridesmaids may have to go to the venue an hour or more before the ceremony just to give enough time to do the remaining journeys… and of course we need to leave time to get the bride to church on time as well. The best option here if you do have a few bridesmaids would be to take a two-car package. A main bridal car for the bride & father, or whoever is accompanying her to church, and a second car to take the bridesmaids. There are many companies who specialise in two car packages with matching coloured or styled cars although bear in mind that the main bridal car is the one that will feature in your wedding album.
The second car ideally needs to match the bridal car in style & colour and offer flexibility to ensure everyone gets to the venue in good time. There are many cars available but it is often best to choose a limousine that will hold up to seven.
Examples being the modern Mercedes 7 seat limousines or a “classic” Daimler DS420.
Or you may even fancy an American 8 seat stretched limo – great for the kids.
You may not have that many bridesmaids but it will give flexibility if you need extra space. Don’t forget the bride’s mother!! And remember the bride’s father may need a seat to go on to the reception venue after the ceremony.
Many companies will also offer a small discount for booking two cars.
What colour of cars you choose may be a secondary concern and is of course a matter of personal preference. White, cream or ivory is very traditional but silver is proving very popular these days too. One thing to bear in mind is how the brides dress will look with the cars in the photos. If the brides dress is white then next to a white car the dress may not stand out and the photos may look stark. A white dress next to a cream or ivory car may give a better result. Conversely an ivory dress will look best against a white car. Think also of the upholstery in the car. Again cream or beige/brown or neutral colours look best on photos whereas green leather for example may not look very suitable. Grey is an ideal neutral colour but it’s all a matter of personal taste.