Traditional or Modern .... you decide !!
It is up to you whether you choose to follow tradition with your wedding transport or do your own thing. Sometimes the formalities of traditional wedding etiquette may not suit modern couples and their families, so always do what feels right to you.
The traditional way...
The bride travels in the bridal car with her father or the family member giving her away, always arriving last…..just in time for the ceremony or even a little late !!
The mother of the bride accompanies the bridesmaids and flower girls in a second car, this can either travel ahead of the bridal car or follow it, with both cars arriving together at the church.
The Groom and best man travel together to the ceremony, arriving early to greet guests with their Ushers. Ushers can travel with the Groom and best man or make their own way and arrive first
After the ceremony and some photos, the Bride and Groom travel in one car to the reception, the bridesmaids travel in the second car and the rest of the wedding party make their own way.
A flexible modern approach
There are no rules, the reality today is that these traditional arrangements might not fit with your wedding plans, it is becoming increasingly common that the ceremony and the reception take place in one location, and in some cases the bride and her bridesmaids even stay at the venue the night before. If this is the case a more flexible approach is required to ensure a wedding car will fit in and add to your wedding day.
If the bride is staying at the venue the night before, a wedding car can still work perfectly. Whilst the bride and her entourage immerse themselves in hair and makeup preparations,the wedding car could collect the Groom (and Groomsmen) giving him a truly memorable journey to the venue and a wonderful start to your wedding day. After the ceremony a romantic drive will allow you both the chance to slip away and spend some time alone together, before rejoining your wedding party.
Most wedding car companies adopt a flexible approach, and will work with you to help plan and advise you on the options that will be the best for you. .
Remember your wedding day is a one off, the car is a perfect backdrop for some beautiful wedding photography, a quirky car will really stand out among your wedding photos, even if you are not using it to drive between venues