Wedding Day Transportation Planning Tips
It is extremely important not to try to squash too much into the timetable. Extra time must be allowed for getting into cars, traveling at the posted speed limits, that one extra photo that turns into many photos, and many other little things that can cause delays.
When To start Looking For A Wedding Car Service
A reasonable time is 12 months before the wedding to make sure the vehicle selected is available. If you are getting married on a weekend day we would suggest to try and book the transportation as early as possible.
One week before the wedding, call to confirm the date and time.
Fax a precise set of directions to the Wedding car company service, on how to get to your house, reception, church, etc. Any maps or map printouts you include will be helpful. It helps even more to type the instructions, so the driver can't show up late and say you gave sloppy instructions. Get the driver's mobile numbers also. They usually call you from the car or office when we are on the way to get you.
Who Will Be Your Driver?
Bond Cars are a small company so as owners of the businesss we do most of the driving and can personally stand over the standard and quality of all aspects of our service. If you are using an alternate Wedding Car Company we suggest to try to get the owner or their family members to be your driver. Family members have a reputation while comapnies that contract out jobs to driver do not!!! Always try to get the owner or family!
Planning The Timetable
A good idea is to plan your arrival at the church for 5 minutes before the scheduled service time. By the time the cars have been parked, photos taken of everyone getting out of the cars one by one, the dress arranged, the nerves settled, lined up at the end of the aisle, then it will be 5 minutes past the start time before you know it. So at 5 minutes before your service you have arrived and made the minister very happy, and at 5 minutes past you have satisfied the belief that brides are supposed to be late!!!
A few extra tips for the day
Do have something light to eat on the day. A sandwich is a good idea, as it can be eaten on the run. By not eating anything, then swallowing a few glasses of champagne after the church you will most likely become very light-headed or worse. Include water with your stock of champagne. The Bridal Party is always very thirsty after the service and traveling in the cars.
Try to avoid the chicken and champagne lunch or large quantities of liquids as the first thing you will want to do when you get to the church is go to the ladies room, which is not always possible!
Be wary of indulging in nibbles during the photos as you are likely to get your fingers messy with nowhere to wash your hands. In addition, the time spent enjoying your nibbles could be costing you dearly in photographic time, and unnecessary car hire.
Choose photographic locations that are a practical distance from the service and reception. A convoy of cars takes longer to get somewhere and keep in mind any parking difficulties or long walks because the cars do not have close access.
Even the best behaved small children become very tired and uncooperative as the day wears on. Make sure there is someone (preferably not from the bridal party) to look after them!
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