How to Arrive at Your Wedding
Your big day is approaching, and almost all the arrangements have been made. You’ve chosen the perfect venues for your ceremony and your reception, booked the finest caterers and the most exciting entertainers, and everything is in place for a day to remember. There’s just one question — how are you going to get there?
There are many ways you can choose to arrive at your wedding ceremony, some more extravagant than others. Whatever your chosen mode of transport, there are a some tips that you’ll find useful. This week, we’d like to talk about some of the transport options available, as well as some tips that will apply regardless.
Considering Your Options
The most usual way to arrive at your wedding is by car, but there are plenty of more exotic options out there. And even if you’re going to arrive by car, there’s a considerable variety of possible choices. Renting a stretch limousine might be the first thing to come to mind, but don’t forget to consider sports or vintage cars as an option too.
If you’re considering something more lavish or exotic, there’s an almost endless variety of exciting and improbable modes of transport you can choose from. Horse-drawn carriages are a popular way of making a memorable, romantic, and fairytale-like entrance. Depending on your location, you could also consider travelling by helicopter or boat, for a truly unforgettable journey. For an economical, but no less romantic or novel mode of transport, you might choose a rikshaw or a tandem bicycle.
Some of these are, of course, very costly. Think carefully about what your budget has room for. If planning an unusual mode of transport, make sure to check that your venue is comfortable with your plans. Not every venue will be happy to have a helicopter landing on their grounds, for example.
Tips for Arranging Your Transport
Make sure you book your transport in plenty of time. Six months in advance of your wedding day is a good time to make a reservation. When you do make your reservation, you should always do so in person, so that you have a chance to take a look at the vehicle you’re reserving. This is also the right time to have a discussion with the service provider about how you may wish to decorate the vehicle, or about having personalised music playing during your journey.
Although it’s not traditional, it might be a nice idea to arrange for the bridal party to travel with the bride and groom, if there’s space. This can add a lot of fun and camaraderie to your day.
For peace of mind, you should always overestimate the length of your journey. This will ensure that any unexpected delays won’t throw the rest of your day off schedule. Remember also that if your transportation will be waiting for you during the wedding ceremony, you’ll be charged accordingly — don’t forget to budget for this!