Expert advice about cars & transport

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Sussex Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@your-sussex.wedding

 

How to get from to A to B

How to get from to A to B

Q. Given this is most likely the first time you've looked into weddingday transport, it's important to choose a small family firm that will work to understand what you'd really like for your special day.

A. David Weaver says: It should take the time and trouble to tailor a package to suit you, and try hard to fulfil your wishes.

Think about the type of vehicle you'd like and crucially, how many, in order to get everyone to the venue on time. Scheduling can often be quite challenging, so wherever appropriate, think about carrying out several journeys with the same vehicle to keep costs down, but never keep people waiting. Discuss anything your transport provider might need to know in terms of logistics, for example, if there are any mobility assistance requirements. Bear in mind also the time you'll need to set aside for photographs. Make sure your chosen transport supplier is willing to go the extra mile to accommodate your photographer's wishes for settings and poses.

Have a budget in mind and look for a company that won't charge extras once the price is agreed, no matter what unforeseen changes might occur on the day. Be aware that some companies charge extra for waiting time, mileage, photographs, and decorations that they might not have quoted for at the start.

Remember, it's your special day and it should be stress-free and memorable. Once you've discussed times, addresses and special requirements, your chosen car firm should take care of the rest quietly and without fuss.

David Weaver,Weaver Family Limousines
weaverfamilylimousines.co.uk

 

No need for speed

No need for speed

Q. How long do we get the car for?

A. Marcus Sheen says: For however long you reasonably need it! However, some companies may impose limits, meaning you can only hire the car for a certain amount of time, or there might be an hourly charge on top of the standard hire charge. You'll find, though, that reputable companies won't impose unreasonable time limits, meaning you can take full advantage of the car without having to clock-watch.

With no time limit, extra possibilities automatically open up, such as being able to take the bridesmaids to the venue before returning for the bride. Likewise, after the “I dos,” the car can stay for photos or take the happy couple for a scenic drive together.

Having a time limit changes the dynamic, and however much you plan for the big day, things always take longer than you expect, whether it's getting ready in the morning or taking wedding photos after the service. So look for a company that doesn't impose unreasonable time limits. It gives you one less thing to worry about.

Marcus Sheen
www.paladinsclassiccars.co.uk

 

Going to the chapel

Going to the chapel

Q. How can I add an element of romance into my wedding day?

A. John O’Connor says: As with every aspect of your special day, the choice of car for a Valentine's Day wedding is huge. So what to do? Many things need to be considered when you are selecting your wedding car, including style, personality, budget and sometimes even location. You should want the car to say something about you and your partner on your big day.

There's a wide selection available, including vintage, faux vintage (new but designed to look classic), contemporary modern (Jaguar or Bentley), classic and even VW Campervans. I always suggest people opt for vintage or contemporary modern. What might look quirky today might not age well when you come to look at your wedding pictures in years to come.

Don't forget to look behind the price to see what's included. The journey is just one aspect. A home consultation should be part and parcel, along with little touches to bring added romance to the trip, perhaps a bottle of bubbly and your choice of music.

John O’Connor
www.worthparkchauffeurs.co.uk

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