Different Ways to Be Transported for Brides
Posted April 1, 2013on:
It doesn’t matter if you’re exchanging vows under a willow tree, in a house of worship or on a windswept bluff. Sometimes the epitome of style can come down to the old adage: it’s not where you go but how you get there.
Try a: Vintage Car
If you’ve ever dreamed of riding in a 1939 Packard limo like in the movies, then what are you waiting for? Arrive at your ceremony and, later, your reception in style by renting one of these vintage cars like an original Model Ford, of yesteryear. Companies like Classic Wedding Car Rentals in Chicago specialize in wedding transportation that includes a professional chauffeur for the day.
Try a: Horse-drawn carriage
Whoever knew there were so many kinds of horse-drawn carriages! There’s the classic “limousine,” an open-top style that can seat up to four. The “vis-à-vis” is similar to the style that served Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, in her wedding to Prince Andrew in 1986. For the “princess bride” effect, go for a “Cinderella coach,” a white wrought-iron carriage in the shape of a magic pumpkin, of course. All of these and more can be found at special event companies like Your Enchanted Carriage in Southern California.
Try a: Rolls Royce
Nothing is more majestic on four wheels than a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, a design first introduced to the road in 1955 by this English motor works. As one of the most elegant cars on the road, it is certainly appropriate for a black-tie formal wedding and the bride who is hosting such an event. Companies like Monarch Limousines in Houston specialize in this fleet of fine vehicles. The hardest part is choosing between the Cloud II or Cloud III models.
Try a: Bicycle built for two
Introducing a novel option for you, your groom and even to get your guests from the ceremony site to the reception–as long as it’s close-by. Rent vintage bicycles! A popular alternative to the party bus for those seeking a more low-key, but hip style, many are, er, “exercising” their right to rent a fleet of bicycles for their guests to ride to the reception as the newly married lead the way on a bicycle built for two. One fantastic vendor who has already rented out bikes for weddings is Perry’s in Santa Monica, Calif.
Try a: Trolley or vintage taxicab
Another great way to extend your transportation style is to rent a vintage trolley for you and your guests to jump on en route to the reception. Way cooler than buses, trolleys, like those from The New York Trolley Company, can accommodate up to 34 guests. If you’d prefer just to ride with your new spouse instead? Consider hiring a vintage “checker cab” from Manhattan-based Film Cars instead.
Try a: Scooter or Vespa
This isn’t for the bride in a ball gown with the sweeping train, but riding to the chapel on a scooter is definitely a photo-worthy way to get attention! Be sure you’ve ridden these two-wheelers a few times before you hire them for the Big Day (natch), or save this adventure for your honeymoon. Miami’s Beach Scooter has a few styles to choose from—all can zip you to the altar in a hurry!
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Try a: Pick-up truck
Just to prove that not all wedding transportation options have to be expensive or glitzy, there’s always the tried-and-true DIY-decorated car or pick-up truck. Streamers, a “Just Married” sign and a just-washed, spotless truck can do the job all of these alternative vehicles—a unique, fun way to make your grand entrance special!