One of the most important considerations when you are planning your big day is how you plan to arrive! A grand entrance is a must when all eyes are on you, so it’s no surprise at all that so many brides opt for a classic or vintage car to arrive in. So how do you go about choosing which type of car to feature in your favourite photos for years to come? Here’s how!
Establish a budget
First and foremost, you’re going to want to be absolutely confident about how much you have to spend. Weddings do not come cheap, so set a budget and stick to it. You’ll need to consider how long you need the car for – is it purely just dropping you off at the church and then taking you onto the reception venue? Or perhaps you’d like it to hang around so it can transport you to your accommodation after the party has finished?
Choose your style
Classic cars come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, so have a think about what style you would prefer. Perhaps you’d like a classic Ac Cobra or a classic Jaguar to transport you in classic style? Or maybe you would prefer a sleeker and more classic Porsche or even a Ferrari or Ford GT. Traditionalists tend to go for the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud with its iconic sweeping lines and huge chrome bumpers – a wedding day classic, but we like to do things differently here at Redline. Stand out for the right reasons!
Of course, your dream car may not be available to you locally, so have a search on the internet and make a list of the options that are on offer. It’s helpful to keep a chart with details of each car, prices and pros/cons of each choice. If you’re in any doubt about how to choose, you can get some professional advice to help you decide from one of team members. Always go with a reputable company, preferably one that you have been recommended – worth of mouth referrals are always the best ones. It’s also a good idea to check out online testimonials and reviews to see what others are saying. A word of warning – if the deal seems particularly cheap then there may be a good reason for that. You certainly don’t want to end up stranded on your big day!
Consider colour schemes
Most weddings tend to have a colour scheme, even it’s a loose one. When deciding on the perfect vintage car for your wedding, it’s important to give some thought to the colour of the car so that it doesn’t clash with what you are wearing, or the colour of your bouquet.
No matter which classic car you choose to transport you to and from your wedding, remember that it will feature in 100s of photographs, so it’s worth careful thought to make sure you get it right.