You’ve booked the church, you’ve booked the reception, you’ve chosen the dress, you’ve ordered the cake and the flowers and yo

u have a guest list. Is that it? No, there’s definitely something missing – of course - how will you get to the church? And once you are married, how will you get to the reception? Ah yes, you still need the wedding car.

Now you need to think about what sort of car you would like. For a traditional wedding, what better way to arrive than in a chauffeur driven vintage wedding car. A Rolls Royce is perhaps the cream of the crop when it comes to antique wedding cars. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Wedding Car is the world's most luxurious and grand wedding carriage. The definitive bridal car features media friendly coach doors, for a glamourous arrival at your chosen wedding venue. A luxury interior will make you feel like royalty as you are chauffeur driven in style in this remarkable wedding car. With luxurious leather upholstery and gleaming bodywork, what better way to arrive at the church? You will feel like a Princess.

It is important to feel a million dollars on your day and it doesn’t matter whether it is a traditional wedding in a church, an informal or Civil Ceremony at a Hotel or Registry Office. It is time to pull out all the stops. There are many types of wedding transport from Rolls Royce, Bentley, Daimler, pre-war taxis or even a horse and cart. There is something for everyone. There are even novelty cars for weddings that include Noddy’s little red and yellow car, a London Bus, a Pink Cadillac for Elvis fans or a New York Taxi. One blushing bride I knew arrived in a Fire Engine.

Whatever your mode of transport, you need to do your homework. It is vital to make sure you book your wedding car with a reputable company, preferably one that has been recommended to you. Make sure that what you get is specified in writing to avoid mix-ups on the day. You should know exactly what to expect. For instance, the wedding car company may advertise a ‘vintage style’ car. That doesn’t necessarily mean you will get a vintage car, but a modern car made to look vintage. That may not matter to you, but if it does, then you need to specify to make sure you get what you have asked for. Find out what is included in the price. The happy couple may be offered Champagne in the limousine after the ceremony on the way to the reception. Is this part of the package or will you get a bill for this later? You should also ask for a copy of the company's Terms and Conditions, and pay particular attention to distance and time constraints, as cars can often be booked for more than one wedding on the day, especially if you book a limousine.

A vintage car is less likely to be booked for more than one wedding as they will generally be slower than a traditional wedding car, but it is still important to get the paperwork in order. Make sure that the Wedding Car Company is aware of any difficult routes, arduous hills or tricky access. Most wedding cars will cope with all of this, but the Chauffeur will need to know in advance to allow more time, if necessary.

Remember it is ‘your day’ so check how your Chauffeur will be dressed. He should be experienced, presentable and professional. Most chauffeurs will be uniformed with a chauffeur’s cap and gloves – don’t forget he will probably appear in those all-important photographs. You really don’t want your driver to be seen in jeans when everyone else is dressed in their Sunday best.

Another thing to consider is the weather. All wedding cars should carry smart umbrellas, just in case the bride has to walk from the car to the church in a downpour. Make sure your wedding car company provides them. If you have ordered a convertible or open-top car, find out what provision is made if it is pouring with rain.

Having decided on the wedding car for you, don’t forget the Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride. Some wedding car companies will offer free transportation for the mother and bridesmaids in the bridal car, which will then came back to collect the bride and her father.
When you are booking your Wedding Chauffeur Service, make sure you view the cars before the day. Ask how it will be decorated. Will there be fresh flowers in the car? You really don’t want tired and dusty plastic roses. Ask for references and if you have been to a wedding where you like the car, discretely ask the chauffeur for a business card.

You need to feel like a VIP on your special day and your Chauffeur driven vehicle should provide a VIP service.