Getting the perfect wedding transport involves some planning. Here are the Roseland Online Wedding Planner tips to consider:

Your carriage should be in keeping with the rest of your wedding. If you’ve got quite a sophisticated wedding in mind, turning up in your dad’s old smoker just isn’t appropriate.

Where possible, make sure you see a car before booking it or paying a deposit on it. Photos and leaflets don’t reveal unsightly marks, dents or a messy interior.

Your carriage may well be a backdrop for photos, so make sure the colour matches the bride’s bouquet or the bridesmaids’ dresses, or at least doesn’t clash.

Ask if your chosen carriage comes with ribbon and if not, purchase a suitable colour well in advance and ask a reliable member of your bridal party to fix it to the car on the day. This can be surprisingly fiddly, so for the best effect, get them to practice first!

Try to colour-coordinate the car’s ribbon with your bouquet and/or the overall colour theme of your wedding.

If using your own car – or a friend’s – make sure it’s valeted before your big day. You don’t want your shoes to be swimming in Mars wrappers or dog’s hair in the back when arriving and leaving the wedding.

You’ll also need to remember transport for your mum and the bridesmaids, so keep this in mind when organising this part of the wedding.

If you’re fleeing directly off on your honeymoon, remember you’ll need to take your luggage with you to the reception. Traditionally this is the best man’s job to organise, so liaise with him to ensure he’s got that in hand.

Consider having a bottle of Champagne on ice in the back of the carriage for a post-wedding/pre-reception celebratory drink as you travel with your new husband/bride to the reception.

Remember to reconfirm your booking the week before so there’s no worry of double-booking on the morning of the wedding!

oseland Taxis – 01872 501001/07817 447667
Stawberry Leisure – 01736 757758
Wedding Cars Cornwall – 01872 501754

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