A wedding is a personal event that should reflect the tastes of the bride and groom, rather than being a one-size-fits-all occasion. With this in mind, think about getting creative with your transport choices for a big day to remember.
Classic cars are often the order of the day for traditional weddings, but you can add an element of surprise to an otherwise white wedding by choosing a different means of getting to and from your venues, or add to a unique, personal wedding further with some quirky transport choices. Keep reading for a rundown of some top alternative types of wedding transport.
A bicycle made for two
Arriving at the venue with your groom may not fit in with the tradition of not seeing one another until the ceremony, but if you’re considering arriving at the venue by bike you’re probably not too concerned about such customs! Perhaps you and your loved one are keen cyclists, or maybe you just like the romance of taking a ride with your beloved through some leafy lanes en route to your wedding. Either way, you will need to make sure your wedding dress is suitable for this means of transport, or that it is well-protected from getting caught up in the wheels or chain, or from scraping along the floor.
Horse and carriage
What could be more romantic and whimsical than arriving at your wedding in true princess style? Many brides choose a horse and carriage as their wedding transport to add a touch of fairytale magic to the event, and there are options suitable for both the warm and cold seasons. In summer, you might choose an open-top carriage to enjoy the exhilaration of the ride and the warmth of the sunlight beaming down, while an enclosed alternative could be a good choice for the autumn and winter months if you don’t want to risk the weather taking a turn for the worse. If you’re staging a summer wedding outside, you could even see if the horse and carriage can be hired to give guests rides as part of the entertainment.
If you or your spouse-to-be are motorbike enthusiasts, you could work this into your big day celebrations by arriving at the venue on a motorcycle. If you’re worried about spoiling your dress, there’s always the option of renting a sidecar to fix on to the motorbike. There are also two-person sidecars available, so you and your spouse can enjoy a carefree ride to or from the venue without having to focus on the road ahead.
To really make a statement when you arrive to pledge your vows on your wedding day, think about hiring a helicopter. Some venues have permission for aircraft to land in their grounds, so it’s worth checking this out with any venues you have in mind if the mode of transport appeals to you and your partner. You could ride to the wedding in a helicopter, or travel in the aircraft with your loved one between venues for a truly memorable day, snapping some aerial shots as you fly. Even better would be to see if your photographer can join you in the helicopter to capture some romantic images of you both enjoying the ride, leaving you and your partner free to admire the views and take pleasure in each other’s company.