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Top 10 Wedding Car Hire Tips

Youíll want to make sure the wedding car you hire fits into your day as perfectly as the bride fits into her dress. So weíve put together our top ten wedding car hire tips to help you get it just right:

1. Colour
It is important that the wedding car you hire complements the colour theme of your wedding, so donít go for a bright red wedding car if your theme is ivory and pastel green. Itís also worth checking before you sign the hire agreement if the wedding car hire company is willing to match the ribbons and flowers in the car with your dress or colour theme. These days youíll find that most firms will offer this service, but if they do not, ask if you can provide the right coloured accessories for the wedding car on the day.

2. Style
Just as important as getting the colour scheme of your wedding car right, you should also ensure that the style of the wedding car reflects the style of your wedding. If youíre going for a traditional or classical style wedding then a vintage Bentley or luxury Mercedes might be the best wedding car option. But if youíre planning an original wedding or something a little different, why not look into hiring a Ferrari wedding car or Porsche wedding car?

3. Size
Like colour and style, youíll also need to consider the size of the wedding car you hire. You need to make sure that the wedding car is big enough to fit the bride and her dress in comfortably, particularly if the dress has a long train. It is also important to know how many bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys youíll be having so you know how many wedding cars youíll need. If you want to stick to the traditional two wedding cars then why not consider hiring a seven or 11-seater limousine as your wedding car?

4. Confetti
The throwing of confetti is an upheld tradition at most weddings but you donít want to get into the wedding car covered in tiny paper horseshoes if you have to clean it up at the end of the day. Check with the wedding car hire company whether you are responsible for clearing up the confetti, and if you are make sure the confetti throwers know about it too.

5. Red carpet treatment
Some wedding car hire companies offer a red carpet service for the brideís arrival at the ceremony in the wedding car. So if you want to be treated like royalty check with the wedding car company first so you wonít be disappointed on your big day if no-one rolls out the red carpet for you as you step out of your wedding car.

6. Singing in the rain
No one wants it on their wedding day but the weather is the one thing you cannot control, and thatís why itís better to be safe than sorry. Check with the wedding car hire company that they will provide an umbrella for the bride and her father and the bridesmaid in case it is raining when you arrive at the ceremony.

7. Breakdown cover
It is also worth checking what procedures the wedding car hire company have in place should the wedding car breakdown on the day of your wedding. Ask whether they have a replacement car that can be used should the worst happen.

8. Journey Planner
Decide on the route of your journey as early as possible and make sure the car hire company know exactly where you want to go. Some brides like to take a special route to the church, maybe to pass their old school or friendsí homes, while after the ceremony the bride and groom may want to enjoy a drive round in the wedding car before going to the reception so they can make the most of the first few minutes together as husband and wife.

9. Book early
As you would expect, wedding car hire companies are bombarded with requests for their services, particularly on Saturdays and during the summer months. Therefore it is extremely important that you book your wedding car well in advance of your wedding, ideally as soon as youíve set the date.

10. Check and double check

Last, but certainly not least, make sure you double check all the wedding car arrangements directly with the wedding car hire firm the week before the wedding. This will avoid mix-ups and wedding car disappointment on your big day.

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