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27 June 2014

Wedding Transport

There are a number of options available to you when planning your wedding transport, but they will often depend on the type of dress that the bride intends to wear.

A traditional-style dress with a train requires a lot of room in the transport and wide doors to make getting in and out easier, reducing the risk of a dress disaster. The most common choice of vehicle is a hired limousine from a specialist wedding car supplier, which will be well-presented on the big day, but more importantly will have plenty of room for a bride wearing a traditional wedding dress and train. It will also have wide doors to make getting out at the church easier.

It is customary for the bride to be accompanied in the vehicle by her father, or whoever is giving her away, with any bridesmaids in a a separate vehicle.

If you are not wearing a full-scale wedding dress there is a wider choice of transport available to you. You might always have wanted to own a sports car but have not been able to afford it. Why not hire one for the journey to the wedding venue? If it's an open-top one you will need to consider the effect on your hair-do. Perhaps a classic car with a hard top would be more appropriate.

Travelling to your wedding by horse and cart always sounds a nice idea, but can be risky in the British climate. I would advise finding out if the cart would have some sort of cover in the event of a downpour.

There are numerous companies all over the country who hire out classic buses and coaches for weddings and various other events. You could travel to the wedding ceremony with your bridesmaids and anyone else you wish to have accompanying you in the one vehicle, and could even give the groom a lift to the reception.

A couple of modes of transport that you might not have considered are tuk-tuks and rickshaws, both of which are available to hire and eco-friendly, if that is a consideration for you when planning your transport. Either would be a fun way to travel.

Although it makes wearing a traditional dress rather tricky, a nice idea would be for the bride and groom to arrive at the wedding ceremony separately by bike but leave together on a tandem. Not such a good idea when the reception is some distance away and it has started raining. Perhaps a plan B would be needed just in case.

I hope you have found these suggestions helpful and that you have a wonderful day whatever mode of transport you choose.
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