For a standard wedding our recommendation is for two cars. This avoids any stress on the part of the bride wondering whether the car that took the bridesmaids and her Mother is going to get back in time and ensures that she arrives at the Church for her very special day in style …..and on time.
We suggest that – for the bridesmaids – we use the Mercedes 320 L limousine which can easily accommodate three persons in the back, leaving the front seat for the Mother of the bride. We aim to get them to the location of the ceremony 20 minutes beforehand so leaving time for all to sort themselves out and await the arrival of the bride.
We recommend that she travels in the Rolls Royce Silver Spirit II together with her Father/the person giving her away to arrive in style and total comfort 15 minutes beforehand and so giving time for the inevitable photographs …..and last minute adjustments to hair and make-up!
After the ceremony and (more) photographs – including in the car – the bride and groom leave together for the reception in the Rolls and can enjoy a glass of complimentary Champagne whilst en route and we give you a stainless steel stopper engraved with your names and the date of your wedding as a momento.
Arrival at the reception normally ends the contract but an extension can be included to take the happy couple to a hotel after the reception if required and separate arrangements can be made to take them to a station or airport to begin the honeymoon.
Should the wedding be in the Spring or Summer, the bride always has the option of using the Mercedes convertible to travel to the venue “in the open air”. In that case, we suggest that they use the Jaguar for the bridesmaid(s) as the colours of the cars will then be the same.
What about the Groom?
Although any of our cars not in use can be hired by the Groom, we can offer – through our associate partner Peter Down of A Touch of Classics – access to a wide range of vehicles that may just hit the spot for him on that special day. Always available are an Aston Martin Vantage (although the Best man has to be taken to the venue first or by other means as it is only a two-seater) or a Jaguar XJ R saloon.
However, once a booking has been made, we suggest that the Groom comes to the showroom a week before the wedding to look at the cars available at that time and select one to suit. Who knows – if he likes it that much he may aspire to owning it!