The Rolls Royce may be described as overrated when it comes to the wedding car. So, what are the alternatives out there?
Like the Rolls, a Bentley is all about luxury, especially when it is chauffeur–driven and there’s access to chilled champagne, though maybe most couples could do without items like massaging seats?
The Bentley is all about power and rapid acceleration with a pristine leather interior. Variations include the continental GT with its impressive sound system included.
The Bentley Bentayga has a large trunk, especially important if you are heading straight for the airport to catch a flight to the honeymoon destination.
Think twice before you skip the chauffeur so you can drive yourself. Weddings are emotionally and physically draining.
Can you really say you’re able to give the road the attention it deserves?
Could you have a friend fill in if budget is a concern?
How bad would an accident on your wedding day be?
But if your mind is made up, consider a Mercedes-Benz. These cars are smooth and elegant with items such as radar cruise control will help you avoid fatigue related accidents.
His Dream Car!
Let’s be honest. Weddings are super expensive, and the goal is to give the bride her dream day. The groom is expected to sign off on all the decisions and he’d better pretend to be excited because a lack of enthusiasm for planning is interpreted as a lack of enthusiasm for the marriage. Truth be told the lack of enthusiasm starts about the time the groom figures out that he’s going to be over-ruled on every decision, which he probably interprets as a bad sign of things will operate after the wedding.
One thing a thoughtful bride could do is rent her groom’s dream car to drive away in after the ceremony. There’s a lot of choices and this might require some careful questioning on her part. Or perhaps she could ask the best man.
Some men might want a Mustang, which has a great sense of luxury. If the budget allows, many men yearn to be behind the wheel of a McLaren or a Ferrari or even something like a Maserati. These types of vehicles tend to be at the top end of the wedding car rental market though.
If a bride is willing to put in some research it is possible to find a number of vintage cars out there in their original colors such as the cream Chevrolet Stylemaster or a scarlet Florida fire truck. Other examples include a Ford Charabanc from the 1930s with wood veneer.
Some more information about the Charabanc: it was an early form of coach and the word comes from the French Char a bancs – literally carriage with benches. It generally wasn’t used beyond the 1920s except for special occasions.
If you are looking for the more dated version of vintage possibly you require a replica of an Oldsmobile from 1905 which unfortunately cannot travel faster than 20mph. One of the first mass produced cars, they had the original name of Olds automobiles.
Really Alternative Wedding Cars
Items such as yellow school buses and pickup trucks have been utilized in the act of getting to and from church.
There’s also the bohemian VW camper van or even something like a Morris Minor or a taxi. A tractor may be too weird for most people though.
When looking for a taxi you can do worse than looking for a Checker cab and maybe the best Checker to go for is Marathon. Based on the Checker Superba’s shape it’s noteworthy for its improved interior and came in a four-door sedan or five door station wagon. A limousine version was also built, the Marathon Town Custom. Unfortunately, the last one was made in 1982 and Checker eventually folded as a company in 2010.
The Most Important Factors
If your plate is full in making the wedding come off without a hitch, having a rental car delivered straight to location is a great way to take something off your plate. Be sure to check the car can be delivered to your location. Some rental car companies that claim to deliver actually mean to say, only if it’s a hotel or airport. There are also cars which are delivered to custom locations (like a park or church).
If planning to use a car you or a friend owns, be sure it’s reliable and that you have roadside assistance as all cars are liable to break down at the worst possible time. Peace of mind is everything.
The good news is that nearly any car is hireable and even if you can’t find a certain car online given the right amount of money there is someone who can locate it for you and allow you to hire it for a limited period. Now all you have to do is agree as a couple what to use!