There is plenty to arrange and organise for a wedding, from hiring the venue, sending invitations, organising catering and drinks to day spa visits for the upcoming bride. With some matters being given more attention to detail than others, unfortunately, when it comes to hiring their wedding cars, couples often forget to check essential extras are either included or arrangements made to have them included.
We are referring to wedding car extras because, whilst normal car hire is a case of simply getting a reliable and clean car to drive, with wedding car hire, there is more to it than just a car and a driver turning up. Many of these extras should be considered essentials which, thankfully, many wedding car hire companies now include within the price.
If you are wondering what the extras we are referring to are and hopefully want to know them to ensure you include them with your wedding car hire, here are seven of the most important. Note some of these extras will depend on the make and model of the wedding car; some will be included, and others you may have to request when booking your wedding cars.
Wedding Cars Extra #1 – All White Lead Car: Given the many types and car models used for wedding hires, you should not assume that the lead car for the bride will be all white. If this is important to you, then you must mention this when booking the wedding cars.
Wedding Cars Extra #2 – Rear Opening Doors: With the bride’s wedding dress likely to have lots of frills and possibly a train, getting in and out of a car in the usual way can be extremely difficult. This is why you should ask that the wedding car the bride will be travelling in has rear opening doors. These doors open opposite to regular car doors, making it easier to step in and out of the car whilst wearing a wedding dress.
Wedding Cars Extra #3 – Red Carpet: Apart from the practical consideration of preventing the bride’s and bridesmaids’ dresses or shoes from getting dirty from anything on the ground as they walk from the cars, a red carpet also adds a touch of class and luxury.
Wedding Cars Extra #4 – Rear Wheel Covers: Further practical use to prevent any dress from dirt or grease from wheels or tyres. Having rear wheel covers ensures the bride’s day is not ruined because her dress has horrible black marks from the wedding car’s rear tyres.
Wedding Cars Extra #5 – Decorations: Whether all you want is the traditional white ribbons at the front or you wish to risk with a multitude of wedding car decorations, check first that the wedding car company allows them, and then ensure you make arrangements for the decorations to be attached.
Wedding Cars Extra #6 – Special Requests: This is a catch-all covering anything you wish to request that would not usually be included. Examples include the car taking a specific route that means something to you, passing by a favourite beauty spot, or your car being a specific colour other than white.
Wedding Cars Extra #7 – Onboard Refreshments: Whilst this might be something as basic as a few bottles of water, it also refers to champagne, whether on the way to the wedding or after the bride and groom head off on their honeymoon.