By Rebecca Barnes, Publisher, Brides & Weddings
Choosing the right transportation for your wedding can be a daunting task, but it’s an important one. You want to ensure that you and your guests arrive safely and in style and that the transportation runs smoothly throughout the day. To help you navigate this process, we’ve put together a guide on the different types of wedding transportation and when to hire them.
Finding A Trustworthy Vendor
When finding a transportation company, you want to make sure the company you chose comes highly recommended. Either by someone you know, a wedding planner or another trusted source.
“Planning ahead is key when it comes to securing transportation for your wedding day. Once you have your venue, wedding party, and guest list confirmed, it’s important to book transportation as soon as possible, as availability can be limited during peak seasons,” says John G Bays, Owner of Rolls Wedding Limo. “When choosing a transportation vendor, be sure to ask about tipping, gas, and mileage, as these can be additional costs that are not always included in the initial quote.” Clear communication with your transportation provider is crucial to ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience on your special day.
Types of Wedding Transportation
For guests and the wedding party, you can choose from options such as buses, tour buses, shuttle buses, trolleys, stretch limos, and stretch Hummers or Lincolns. Prices range from $800 to $30,000 depending on the number of guests and the time needed.
For the bride and groom, there are a variety of options as well, including limo sedans or SUVs, classic cars, vintage cars, exotic cars, horse and carriages, or even cultural animals like elephants or horses. Prices range from $85 to $20,000 depending on the type of transportation and the number of hours needed.
Communication is Key
Finally, once you’ve hired a transportation vendor, make sure to ask for a consistent point of contact and keep in touch with them once a month until everything is finalized for the number of guests and any timeline changes. Clear communication ensures that your transportation runs smoothly on your big day.
Choosing the right transportation for your wedding can be challenging, but with careful planning and research, you can ensure that you and your guests arrive safely and in style. Consider your options carefully and plan ahead to make the most of this important aspect of your wedding day.