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Frequently Asked Questions

  • arrow What do your prices include?
  • We only book one wedding per day for each car and provide a fixed price service based on the wedding location and an agreed itinerary.  Our service includes decorating cars with ribbons and bows in a colour of your choice and vehicles are driven by our professional, friendly uniformed drivers.

    Providing the picks up are not too far away from the church or venue, we can provide one more journeys to include the Grooms party, Bridesmaids and Bride, with no hidden extra charges or unreasonable time limits to complete the booking. 

    Most people underestimate how long bookings take, particularly the time required for those all important photographs after the wedding ceremony.  But don't worry, if things overrun the car will wait and you won't be charged any extra.
  • arrow Do you own your own vehicles?
  • Yes we do.  We are NOT a booking agent and own and operate a unique collection of 9 classic and vintage style cars, some seating up to 7 passengers.
  • arrow Can we arrange a viewing before booking?
  • Yes of course, we would be delighted to show you our collection of cars and there is no obligation to book.
  • arrow The wedding ceremony and reception are at the same place.  Do we really need a wedding car?
  • Why not, it's a wonderful way to arrive in elegance and style in one of our fantastic wedding cars.  The driver will wait for those must be seen photographs with the car following the wedding ceremony and then take the happy couple for a drive.  The drive is a popular option, being the only time during the days proceedings that they will have time together.
  • arrow Do you provide discounts?
  • We provide midweek and low season discounts.  Depending on how many cars are already booked on your wedding date, we may be able to provide a two car discount as well.  So for the best multi car discounts early booking is recommended.
  • arrow Do you provide free champagne?
  • Some companies may offer complimentary Sparking Wine/Bubbly as an incentive to book with them.  However the law states with the Licensing Act 2003 that no company can legally supply any sort of alcohol, even if it's claimed to be a Wedding Gift /Complimentary /Free or anything else, unless that company has a license to provide alcohol.

    Fortunately there is a solution and we can legally serve Champagne supplied by the Bride and Groom.  This works rather well anyway, since most couples have a preference for a particular good quality brand.  Just give your favorite bottle or half bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Wine to the driver on the day and they will serve it at the appropriate time.  We don't charge any extra for this service.
  • arrow What if it's raining, do you provide umbrellas?
  • All cars carry at least one umbrella for your convenience and available for you to use, but please return it to the driver.  If required the driver can hold the umbrella for the Bride and Groom during photographs at the church or venue, they are there to help.
  • arrow Are the drivers fully suited?
  • All our male chauffeurs will be fully uniformed in a navy or dark grey suite with matching hat.
  • arrow What advice do you give when booking a wedding car?
  • Whichever company you propose to book with, always ask if you can view their cars prior to booking (even if you don't want to).  If they decline it's likely that they don't have the car to show you, or the car is in poor condition.  A reputable company that own their own cars will always be happy to arrange a viewing.

    Book with a company that own and operate several vehicles of their own and will be responsible for providing the service on the day.

    Check they have back up vehicles in case, for any reason, your car is unavailable on the day.

    When comparing prices check with the supplier if there are booking restrictions, time limitations, or additional charges that you may need to take into account.

    Check their Google and Facebook for 5 star reviews.  Don't take wedding awards too seriously.

    When booking, always ensure the company has all the necessary details regarding the requirements for your wedding car and they confirm that in writing.  Check the booking confirmation for any errors, ensure the pick up times, addresses and post codes and contact details are all correct.
  • arrow Can you transport children?
  • We take safety very seriously. There are legal restrictions when transporting children in wedding cars, particularly children under the age of 4 years.  Some of our cars are fitted with lap seat belts and together with a cushion booster seat can be suitable for transporting young children.  Under no circumstances will we allow very young children or babies to be carried on passengers laps in any of our wedding cars.  Please contact us if you need further advice on this.
  • arrow Do you provide cars for different types of weddings?
  • We provide cars for traditional church wedding, Civil weddings at a hotel or specialist wedding venues, as well as Asian weddings of all types.  Just contact Chris or Craig anytime to discuss your particular requirements or complete our Enquiry Form.
  • arrow Do you provide cars for school proms and special occasion hire?
  • We would love to do that, but unfortunately due to insurance and licensing restrictions set by UK Law we are unable to provide cars for any Private Hire bookings.  Private Hire incorporates School Proms, Birthdays, Theatre Trips, Airport Transfers etc. 

    The vehicles shown on our website are fully insured and legal for Weddings, Marriage Blessings and Civil Partnerships.

    We don't know of any wedding car company providing cars for Private Hire, but if you do need a car here are a few tips to help you in your search:
    1) Ensure the car hire company and its vehicles are fully licensed by their local authority.
    2) They have full Private Hire and Reward Insurance (not just Wedding Hire Insurance).
    3) The drivers are licensed by the same local authority as the cars.

    If you book a vehicle for a prom or special occasion hire without the company having Private Hire insurance and licensing in place the passengers will be travelling uninsured!
  • arrow What happens if the car breaks down?
  • Our cars are very reliable and meticulously maintained and a breakdown is very unlikely.  However, if for any reason the car is unavailable on the day we will provide a suitable alternative whenever possible.
  • arrow How far in advance should cars be booked?
  • To ensure a good choice of vehicles, booking at least one year in advance is recommended.  You can never book too early, but you can leave it too late!
  • arrow What is your booking procedure?
  • First of all contact us for a quote and availability and then complete our wedding booking form, which you can find at the bottom of our Home Page.  We ask for a £100/car deposit and the balance is paid 30 days prior to the wedding.  We can take deposit payments by personal debit/credit card, cash or bank transfer.

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