When it comes to organising your wedding day, one of the most important aspects of the occasion to get right is the transportation for the guests and the happy couple. This especially important with large weddings in urban areas, where traffic and coordinating everyone’s arrival times can be particularly tricky.
One of the best solutions is hiring a fleet of wedding cars or a bus to transport everyone from the ceremony venue right to the wedding reception, or from accommodation to the wedding venue. If you do opt for this solution, here are five things that you absolutely must verify when you book.
Firstly, you will need to investigate the condition of the vehicles, including cleanliness, appearance and suitability for transporting your guests. This is important as not only will you have to be mindful of the impression made on your guests but you also will want to make sure that they are travelling in comfort.
The best way to ensure this is to inspect the fleet of vehicles that you are thinking of hiring before you make your booking. This will give you a very good idea about the suitability and cleanliness of the wedding cars that you want to hire. You should also ask the company that you are hiring to guarantee cleanliness on the big day itself.
The second thing that you must check is the experience of the drivers of your fleet of vehicles. This is important as it can make the difference between being stuck in traffic on the big day and being late to the ceremony, and arriving on time and enjoying a stress free journey. Experienced drivers will not only know the best routes to take to arrive on time, but they will also ensure passenger safety.
Ask the company that you are thinking of hiring wedding cars from about the drivers who will be escorting you on that day and the experience that they have in providing this kind of transportation. You will find that most of the best companies have a team of drivers that have been working with them for many years.
The third thing to check is what extras are included in your package, including ‘just married’ signs, streamers, flowers, champagne, soft drinks and anything else that you deem appropriate or desirable for your wedding transportation.
Many of the best companies will include some great extras in their packages as standard, ensuring that you will really feel that you are celebrating in style. This is also a great way to ensure that the guests that you are transporting will be happy and comfortable during their trip to the venue.
Fourthly, ensure that the company that is providing wedding transportation knows the area that you are travelling to and around well. This is important, and ties in closely with point two made above. There can often be traffic jams and road works in certain parts of a city or another area, so make sure that you are aware of potential problems.
The way to make sure that this is the case is asking your drivers about the routes that they plan to take and whether or not they are aware of potential difficulties when travelling certain routes. Your aim is to get everyone to the venue on time, so it is essential to know that your drivers are as prepared as they can be to deliver this level of service.
Lastly, make sure that there are no hidden extras in the price, including extra fees for more time spent collecting guests, extras such as drinks, or extra billing for gas if it is needed. The company you hire wedding cars should be upfront with their pricing to ensure that there are no hidden fees that will cause you additional concern on this very special occasion.