It’s “Throwback Thursday” once again and so today we thought we’d bring back another post buried deep in the archives full of helpful tips to help you on your wedding-planning way! This week we’re revisiting the issue of transport for both yourselves and your guests to help advise you on all the little things you might need to think about in getting from A to B. We’ll be having a little debate on this issue in this week’s Friday Fight-Out so we hope this brings up a few points for you all to join in the debate!
For those like me who are used to driving fast, exciting, head-turning cars like Mondeo’s (ahem) on a daily basis you can appreciate the impact of travelling in eye-catching style! If there’s one day though where you really want to make the maximum impact on arrival it’s your wedding day, so what are your transportation options?
Well of course there’s the classic beautiful vintage cars from the 20’s and 30’s that only come out for such special occasions along with those stunning Rolls Royces and Grand Bentley’s that certainly ensure you arrive in style, but at a time where more and more Brides and Grooms are looking to make their wedding really different and stand out from the pack, how can you make your mark with your choice of transport?
Really it’s all about carrying through the whole style of your wedding in your choice of transport. If you’re looking for something cool and funky some companies have started offering pimped out wedding VW Campervans – polished and shiny to be fit for the occasion! On the other hand if you’re looking at an English vintage theme how about the Groom arriving on an old bike or the two of you leaving in tandem on a bicycle made for two? You could even choose an old classic motorbike and sidecar if cycling in your wedding dress doesn’t sound like your cup of tea!
For the animal lovers amongst you (or perhaps if you’re getting married in a grand old house straight out of Pride and Prejudice or something) then the elegant horse drawn carriage is an incredibly grandiose way to travel, or if you’d like a more natural feel then arriving directly on horseback is sure to make a statement!
Of course if you’re looking more for something fun that you don’t generally see on the UK streets you could look into wedding Tuk Tuk’s – perfect for short distance travel, for example moving across an estate between the ceremony and reception locations. Or, if money’s no object, you could really splash out and avoid the roads altogether and stun your guests by arriving by helicopter…
Of course in terms of transport you’re not the only ones who need to get around on the day. Thinking about how your guests are going to get around is very important, particularly when there is any distance between the venues for the ceremony and reception, if there’s little parking or that’s particularly remote. To help the guests get where they need to be classic vintage double decker buses are always a hit with the guests, particularly open top versions for a warm summers day. If the distance isn’t too long then a group walk, including the bride and groom, from the ceremony to reception can prove a really lovely and relaxed part of the day. If you have the right venue by the water though and really want to impress your guests how about chartering a boat to whisk them along to their next location or (if you’re lucky enough to have the option) booking a couple of carriages aboard an old steam train!
There are so many interesting travel options out there and it’s definitely something to keep in mind when choosing your venue if you want to maximise your options. Travelling may be a relatively minor part of the day in the grand scheme of things, but it can also be one of the most fun and an opportunity to do something you’ve always wanted, like the Bride that surprises her Back To the Future loving groom by having him picked up in a Delorean…
So whichever type of transportation you choose for your wedding day, make sure you travel in style!