As you travel to your wedding ceremony, you’ll feel a mixture of nerves and excitement as you ponder what the rest of your day will hold.
So, choosing the right wedding car is essential. You want to travel in a way that makes you feel most comfortable.
Additionally, you’ll want to arrive in a style that sets the tone for the rest of your special day.
Your choice of wedding car is a great way to stamp your unique personality all over your wedding, right from the get-go.
Gone are the days where a traditional Rolls Royce was the only option available to brides. So, we thought we’d put together a few fun alternatives for you to consider.
Let’s dive on in!
Are You Planning a Festival Wedding?
If you’re throwing a festival themed wedding, you should consider arriving in a VW Camper Van.
These make for fantastic wedding photos!
Our best advice to you is to shop around before you commit to any vendors. Contact as many companies as possible. This is the only way you’ll ensure seeing all the colors and styles of van available for hire in your area.
Needless to say, this is important because you may find that particular color van suits the overall theme of your wedding better than others.
TOP TIP: always ask potential vendors whether they’re able to decorate your van with ribbon and bunting. This is an excellent way to add your personal touch.
In addition to the VW van, you could consider an adorable VW beetle. This would be perfect for transporting your bridesmaids to the wedding ceremony.
These two cars compliment each other perfectly- especially if you can decorate both vehicles with matching ribbons!
Are You Looking for Something Fun?
If you live and die by the phrase ‘the more, the merrier,’ then a party bus is in order.
You should consider a traditional London-style double-decker bus, in red. These have become increasingly popular.
We’re confident it’ll add a splash of love and laughter to your wedding.
TOP TIP: Party bus companies can usually personalize the signage on the front of the bus. So, be sure to ask your salesperson about this before committing to anything.
Perhaps you could request the names of you and your partner, alongside the date of your marriage.
Just like campervan hire, most party buses will decorate the vehicle with a colored ribbon of your choice.
This is perfect if you have a particular wedding theme in mind.
There’s usually loads of space on these buses, so take full advantage of this. If you want to travel with your entire wedding party, you should have the option of doing so!
However, before you start making arrangements, be sure to double check how many your bus can seat.
Do You Want to Feel like a Princess for the Day?
For many of us, our wedding day is the only time we’ll be able to genuinely dress up and feel like a Disney princess.
Can you think of a better way to top it all off than by arriving at your wedding in a horse and carriage?
Admittedly, this is risky if you live in a climate where the weather’s unpredictable (virtually the whole of the UK)!
However, traveling by horse and carriage evokes a sense of timeless charm. There really isn’t a more romantic mode of transport.
To add to this fairytale fantasy, you could request two white horses to draw the cart. You could also explore your options with regards to decorating the frames of your carriage. You can’t go wrong with pastel colored flowers, complemented by satin ribbons.
Have You Considered Flying?
If you really want to feel like a VIP on your special day why not rent a helicopter and fly on down?
It’s certainly original and is bound to be a talking point for your guests.
Kill two birds with one stone and use this opportunity to tick taking a helicopter ride off your bucket list- what’s not to love about that?!
Or, perhaps a hot air balloon. There isn’t a more unique way to travel than that!
Take in the surrounding scenery and start your journey with an adventure. This is perfect for brides who consider themselves adrenaline junkies.
Are You Planning a Rustic Chic Style Wedding?
If you’re looking for a vehicle to suit a rustic chic themed wedding, then there’s nothing better than a tractor.
This is the perfect choice for couples holding their reception in a barn or farm.
If you want to get your whole wedding party involved, consider attaching a trailer to the back of your tractor. That way you can arrive together in true country style!
Think of the fabulous photo opportunities!
Do You Love Bodies of Water?
If you love the water then selecting a venue near a beautiful lake or a quiet beach would be ideal.
If this sounds like your dream wedding, consider arriving via a yacht or a fancy speedboat.
Picture this – your guests waving and cheering for you as you gracefully glide onto dry land. What an entrance!
Do You Want to Add a Splash of Color to Your Wedding?
If color’s what you’re aiming for, then you can’t go wrong with a Tuk Tuk.
They’re incredibly easy to maneuver so if your venue has limited space, they’re ideal.
These tend to be available in a range of bright colors. Plus, they’re quirky and full of personality – perfect if you’re after something completely different to the traditional wedding car.
We hope this blog post’s given you a few ideas for when it comes to booking your own wedding transport. Let us know in the comments if you’ve considered using an alternative wedding car; we’d love to hear from you!
Rosie Greaves – Freelance writer, and wedding and relationships expert.