Wedding transportation is an important part of your wedding day, since there are a few people that will rely upon it. Traditionally, the bride, groom, wedding party, parents of the couple and some special guests are provided with wedding transportation. As time goes, so does tradition, and couples are doing things differently. Regardless of how you plan your wedding day, you will probably be planning some wedding transportation. These tips should help you plan.
Wedding Transportation Timeline
Wedding transportation has a place on the wedding planning timeline and on the day of event timeline. You should book your transportation at least six months in advance. Book sooner, if your wedding occurs during the peak season, from June to August, or if you are attempting to book a rare vehicle to pull off a vintage theme. On the day of the event, you should schedule an early arrival that considers locations, travel time, traffic and unanticipated delays. Arriving late for your wedding is not an option.
We commonly think of wedding transportation as being a white limo for seven to eight passengers, but this is not always the case. Weddings have different themes and transportation requirements. Some couples choose classic cars or limousines, but you might consider a Rolls Royce, a horse-drawn carriage, or even a tractor. Your theme and setting will help you make decisions about your wedding transportation. If you are planning a wedding that exudes the 1930s era, you might consider a dead silent 100 mph 1930s Bentley 8 Litre. Keep in mind that rare vehicles can be difficult to find and book. Not every couple chooses a Rolls Royce. Think of ways to make your wedding transportation unique.
Who Needs Wedding Transportation?
Think about your special circumstances, count heads and book accordingly. You should consider elderly or those with special needs. The bride and groom will arrive separately with their wedding party. They may each require a different size limo. Sometimes a party bus is in order. Couples usually provide transportation to and from the wedding venue for the wedding party and parents. Some couples extend wedding transportation to close relatives that traveled from out of town. The couple will make a grand exit together in a car that considers the theme.
Who Pays the Bill?
Tradition holds that the bride's family pays for wedding transportation, with the exception of the groom and his wedding party. The groom's parents normally pay for the groom's transportation. It is becoming increasingly common for couples to pay for their own weddings and their own transportation. Deciding how to split the bill is all up to the couple.
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