When you’re planning a wedding, you want everything to run as smoothly as possible. It’s essential to make sure that you, your bridal party and your guests get from A to B on time with minimal hassle. Here are some tips to help you solve issues with transport and prevent last minute logistical nightmares.
Book your wedding transport
When you have a date and venue confirmed, start looking at wedding transport options. Do you want a classic car or a horse-drawn carriage to take you to church? Are you going to hail a cab to get a city hotel? Are you hopping on a speedboat to a beach ceremony or riding on a tractor to a festival-themed celebration? Whatever you fancy, make sure you have it booked in advance. Get a written quote and confirmation. Keep the contact details of the firm to hand, just in case they don’t show up on time.
The bridal party
Once you’ve sorted your transport, think about how your bridal party is going to get to the venue. There are lots of different options to consider. You could book a taxi or hire a car that matches yours. You may also wish to think about fun alternatives such as retro camper vans. The options available to you may depend on the size of your party. Check out Bridal Guide for more ideas.
When you’ve booked transport for you and your bridal party, think about your guests. Are you going to provide transport for them? If you have decided to let guests make their own way to the wedding, make sure this is clear. Give guests as much information as possible about the location and timings when you send your invitations out. Include directions and make sure you encourage people to arrive early. Provide a postcode for all venues so that people can use their sat nav. If there is an event on in the local area in the same day, give guests notice. Traffic may be heavier than usual, and they should leave more time. Add the best man’s phone number to your information sheet just in case anyone needs help on the day.
If you are going to provide transport for guests, check out sites like DCcharterbuscompany.com. You can charter a bus to take a large number of people from specified pickup points to the venue. This will help to ensure that everyone is on time, and it will also enable guests to have a drink. If you are providing a bus, make sure you include information about meeting points and times in your invitation. If you have a vintage theme, you could go for a traditional London bus?
When you’re planning your dream day, the last thing you want is transport hiccups. Plan in advance and consider different options. Go for something, which suits your personalities and matches the theme of your day. When you’ve sorted your own transport, think about your guests. If you want to provide transport, a charter bus is a fantastic idea. Make sure all guests are aware of the departure points and times. Hopefully, everything will go without a hitch, and you’ll have a wonderful day!