Factors to Consider When Hiring a Vintage Wedding Car

Picture the scenario… you have made the life changing decision to get married to your partner. Weddings are known to be the most incredible day of a married couple’s life, but also the most stressful period in the weeks and months leading up to the wedding. There are many important decisions to be made before a couple get married. One of those decisions is how to travel to the wedding destination, whether it is a Church, Synagogue, Mosque etc.

One of the options is to hire a vintage wedding car. There are many considerations to take into account when making this decision. The first question is who offers the service for hiring vintage wedding cars. A search on the internet will reveal a large number of companies offering vintage wedding cars for hire. With so many companies offering this service, the next question is how to decide which company to find out more information from.

As always with weddings, sometimes a personal recommendation is the best place to start. If someone you know has recently been married, they may have some advice or even contacts to give you to help you choose. If you are not in this position, then the internet and Google can be a great help. There is a wealth of information on hiring vintage wedding cars and even more companies who offer this service.

If you are using the internet to find a specific company, then you should always make sure that you choose a reputable company. There may be many scam companies out there who may promise the world, but actually deliver nothing. Remember that your wedding day will usually be the most special day of your life – so take a bit more time to research the various vintage wedding car hire companies, and make sure that you choose the right one for you.

Once you have decided which company that would like to use, the next question is what vintage wedding car should you choose? Some of the more popular vintage cars include the 1930s Rolls Royce or the Vintage Austin – however this is more of a personal choice to the happy couple. The majority of websites will include a selection of photos and more detailed specifications about the individual cars. They will also hopefully have information about the availability of those cars. Always check the availability – there is nothing worse than choosing your dream vintage wedding car to then find that it is not available for your happy day.

Remember you should always try to view the car before you make a booking. Pictures on the internet can sometimes be deceiving so always try to make an appointment with the company so that you can see the car in person, and picture yourself travelling in luxury to your wedding. The majority of companies will provide their own chauffeur for your journey, but you should always double check this. It is often useful to make sure that the chauffeur does have some knowledge of the area which he will be driving in, just in case there are traffic issues on your big day.

Many couples also like to decorate their wedding car – whether it is inside, or on the outside. Most vintage wedding cars do actually come with decorations, however you should always double check with the company in advance to make sure. You should also check what wedding coverage or insurance is included with the car rental.

Finally, remember this is your happy day. Travelling in luxury in a vintage wedding car will hopefully contribute and make this the happiest day of your life.

Celebrate in Style With Vintage Wedding Cars

If you are planning a wedding at an exclusive club or a million dollar estate, you might think about using vintage wedding cars for your wedding transportation needs. Classic and vintage cars are the perfect addition to a day filled with class and style, sophistication and luxury. Photographers will love taking the couples’ picture in front of a classic beauty with the wedding venue as a backdrop. Brides and grooms with a special affinity for classic cars will love the appeal that vintage wedding cars will bring to the day, and the memories they will create for themselves and their guests.

Transportation – Though many classic and vintage wedding cars may have contracts against driving them (or having them driven by a company driver) for long distances, most can still be used as local wedding transportation. These rentals keep their value as classics because of their uniqueness and their low mileage, which could quickly add up if each couple renting took the vehicles for long drives. Vintage wedding cars are probably best if only needed for very short distances, such as from the chapel to the reception hall down the street.

Props Only – If you find a classic car you want to rent but find that it is cost prohibitive, you might get a reduced rate for using it as a prop only. This means the car is not driven, except to the location where it will be parked. Often, the owner of the vehicle will have it hauled to the location as to preserve the car’s low mileage. When used as props, vintage wedding cars still add considerable value to your wedding celebrations. They can be used to enhance the overall look and feel of an exclusive or luxurious party, or they may simply be used in professional wedding photographs that include the couple.

Full Event Rental – Other than the other two options above, vintage wedding cars can be used during the entire wedding celebration. Though it may be hard to find a company willing to rent out a vehicle over a several day period, it can be done. Don’t expect to get a weekend celebration classic car on a small budget, however. If you are lucky enough to find a company or car owner willing to rent their vintage wedding cars for several days or more, be prepared to pay top dollar. For that money, you will enjoy transportation and the vehicle’s use as a prop at the venue or in wedding photos.

Vintage wedding cars can be rented from wedding transportation companies and from local individual vehicle owners. Be sure that no matter which vendor you use, that you have a signed contract and proof of insurance before taking possession of the vintage or classic car. Usually valued at high dollar, you will want to make sure your liability is spelled out clearly so that you do not get stuck in a situation where you need to pay a huge penalty or lose your deposit. Nothing can ruin the memory of your wedding more than dealing with financial surprises in the aftermath of it all.

How to Have a Vintage Wedding

Why go vintage?

With the rise of all-inclusive hotel wedding packages, it seems that many modern weddings are very predictable. There’s the ceremony, the champagne reception, the photos, the wedding breakfast, speeches, cutting the cake, and a first dance… They even provide you with a master of ceremonies to announce each stage of the day as it progresses (watch out for the black-suited woman with her hair in a bun and a monotonic voice). Perhaps you’d like something different.

Enter the vintage wedding world!

In fashion and style, vintage is BIG. It’s eclectic, unique and most importantly, individual – exactly what you want for your wedding day, where it’s all about you.

How do you go about making your wedding vintage? Here’s a few ideas:

1. A vintage dress – it could be authentic, or an imitation of a vintage style from the 1920s – 1970s. Check out the vintage clothing boutiques near you, and there’s an array of choice online too. You could opt for a classic, Empire-line dress from a high street retailer for an inexpensive alternative to the current trend of strapless corset-with-meringue dresses.

2. Accessorize – from your hair piece to your jewellery, vintage accessories don’t have to be expensive, but can look stunning and unusual. A lacy bolero or beautiful shoes could really make your outfit complete. If you’ve gone for a cheaper dress, why not splash out on your accessories for an indulgent finish?

3. Venue – choose a venue that isn’t a generic hotel, but has something historic or Romantic about it. The ruins of an abbey, or the beams of an old lodge, could give your wedding a real sense of atmosphere, and make for some fabulous photography!

4. Cars – hiring classic cars for transport can add the finishing touch to your vintage look. Make sure the chauffeurs dress appropriately, and ask your photographer to experiment using the windows of the car for different effects, such as mirroring.

5. Chintz and glamour – You can add vintage colours, prints and patterns using fabrics (perhaps for napkins), tableware (you could use vintage cups and saucers as candle-holders) and favours; the possibilities are endless!

Tell your photographer that you’re planning a vintage theme, and then they can produce some images with retro colouring: milky shadows and smoothed shades. A vintage wedding could give you the distinctive stylized day you’ve always dreamed of, and be nostalgic and enchanting for your guests.