Wedding transport recommendations from our ACTUAL wedding: 140 guests, 2 grandmas, 2 great aunts, 2 toddlers, 1 baby…and a partridge in a pear tree
Choosing your wedding suppliers is tricky, am I right? Endless choices of caterers, lighting people, dress boutiques…who all just look like names on paper until you delve a little deeper and find the gooduns. But who has the time to meet with everyone and get that helpful insight? (Not me). Mr DTE and I went a lot on recommendations, so I want to return the favour.
Each week I’ll tell you about a different supplier we worked with for our wedding and how we found them. Yee ha. Don’t forget my recommendations pages to get you started too. Buckle up, bridelings…first up is:
Wedding Transport: beep beep
Some of you won’t really have to worry about wedding transport if you’re having an all-in-one type venue. Good work, bridelings. This is a) a good money saver and b) means more time drinking and mingling with your guests. Winning.
However, one of my favourite parts of our day was the journey from the church to the reception with Mr DTE. This was the only time of the day we were just on our own and it was such a special half hour as we just sat and contemplated what we’d just done. GULP.
If (like us) you need to get your guests from A to B, I would just go with the most straight-forward transport possible, which still looks good. We had to get 140 guests from Soho to Bank, London. It was very tempting to just give them all a tube map and say ‘see you there’. Alas, we thought that might not go down too well.
Though a popular choice now, the best option for us was an old Routemaster Bus. Or two in our case, for our big wedding crew. Super handy – everyone knows the drill. You can tell the team which message you want on the front of the bus, guests just jump on in, and voila – after a quick tour of London your guests are all there in one piece.
>>We used a company called Routemaster Hire (does what it says on the tin innit). They were great and I’d really recommend them. Ask for Jennie if you call up. For more info, click here: www.routemasterhire.com
Our wedding car was one of the coolest about our wedding. I love that it was understated, a little unique…and French. J’adore all things French.
Mr DTE and I are not one for the big traditional old school type cars. If you are, wonderful. It just wouldn’t have fitted in with the feel of our wedding. We wanted something a little quirky and different…and cosy. So we opted for a Citroën 2CV (huge thanks to Mother Down-to-earth Bride for finding it!).
I cannot recommend 2CV Wedding Cars enough. Not only are they some of the nicest people I’ve ever teamed up with but also their cars are just SO. DAMN. COOL.
Based in Herefordshire, they travel all around the country for weddings. Nothing is too much trouble, they map out the route and do a practice-run the morning of the wedding to confirm timings. They check up on the weather, give you a nice drink as soon as you’ve tied the knot, and our lovely driver Claire was one of the most calming influences on me the day of our wedding.
I cannot describe the feeling of driving through London with everyone waving and giving you the thumbs up like you’re a celeb. I actually felt like Beyoncé. I’m sure she drives around in 2CVs ALL the time.
>For more info on 2CV Wedding cars have a look at their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask for Jenny or Merv and Claire as the driver. Legends.
Let me know if you have any wedding transport-related questions, bridelings. Happy weekend! It’s here. Holy wow it’s finally here.
>>Next up on recommendations from our wedding suppliers: FLOWERS