Hi all. I’m getting married about 5 minutes away from where I live, the venue is hosting the wedding, the breakfast and the evening do. I really don’t want to fork out £400 for a car, feels like a waste. Any suggestions on what I could do?? I’d be worried about ordering a taxi on the day as well ????
We had a minibus xx
I'm getting my dad to drive me in his car he's offered to put ribbon and stuff on maybe see if anyone can take you?
I used my friends taxi n I booked it in advance
Ask a family member to drive you?
You can pre-book a taxi
Ask a family or friend and jazz up the car, will save you loads of money
I used my stepdads car which a family friend drove as our wedding was 2 mins away from our venue so didn’t want to spend loads of money on a car either xx
Put a shout out to your friends and family asking if anyone has a fancy/nice car they can offer x
I’m using a family friends triumph as my car (I’m paying for their hotel room as a thank you as it’s also his partners birthday on my wedding day)
Would you be able to used who ever giving you away car? Maybe you can buy the ribbons cheaper. Or you could walk dancing to the venue singing like your having a party with your bridal party?
I was going to say the same as everyone else ask a friend if you can use their car xx
We used my mum and dad's car in South Africa, my dad drove me to our wedding.. Again about 400m...😂
I’m staying at the venue the night before as it’s a manner house, much cheaper than renting a car!
Cars are a massive waste of money for 5 minutes. Prebook a taxi or ask a friend for a lift.
Put a shout out on Facebook u will be surprised and shocked at what friends ur friends have and what they will be able to come up with I promise. X
Prebook a taxi. My dad used to drive taxis and would put ribbon on his car if he knew what the booking was for xx
If you aren’t fussed about photos with the car then go with a friends car with a ribbon on! I did this and save myself £300. I wasn’t bothered with how I got there! Just one bit of advice, make sure it’s big enough to get your dress in lol x
I’m the same & booking a taxi in advance x
We live 5 mins from our church. And 15 mins from venue and refuse to pay £360 we’ve been quoted. So we’re using our own car and insuring my brother for the day. Also doubles up as his part in the wedding.. 😁
My uncle had a lovely brand new car and we decortaed that and he drove xx
Is it a hotel? Could you stay over the night before? I was the same distance from my Venue Xx
I live about 15 minutes away from where we got married, luckily I knew someone with a new people carrier to transport bridesmaids and another friend with a new Audi for myself & hubby...might be worth asking friends if they can help out xx
My husband and groomsmen walked to our church. A friend of mine got an uber to hers
I jusf got my sister to pick me up!
Me and my partner are both staying at the venue the night before we are only around 8 mins from venue
We were the same and I stayed the night before with my bridesmaids - it also meant that all my stuff was there for the morning after the wedding so I didn’t have to worry about transporting it all the morning of the wedding
If its a hotel then they might do you a complimentary room or a good price for night before so you can get ready
Very similar situation to myself. I have a family friend who is a London black cabbie, we stuck a bow on the cab and he drove me to the church and we walked on to the reception venue which was 2 minutes away!
My in-laws are driving myself and the bridesmaids, as well as my fiance and the groomsmen. We're 5 mins from my in-laws house where we'll be before the wedding
We’re about 15 mins away from our hotel, friend of ours has a black Range Rover with white leather that’s immaculate, he’s driving me and my dad for free. He’s got the ribbon for the front, our theme is red and black, so will fit in. I didn’t want to pay £500 for a 10 minute drive 😅.
My uncle owns a Jag and he drove me and my dad to the ceremony and me and my husband back to the hotel for the breakfast and reception. He was chuffed to be asked and put ribbon on it and everything!
Similar to us. My sisters boyfriend drove my car with my bridesmaids in, my brother in law drove his car with my Mum in (both cars had ribbon and bows), and my brother in laws father has a Jaguar F Pace so he took me and my Dad. Family should always be more than willing to help and you’ll be surprised at how your own car can scrub up. Besides, no one sees it! You’re on the inside, and all the guests are already waiting when you arrive! Hope this helps! x
We didn’t use a car. We had it in one location. My husband was driven by his best mate. You could get a taxi? Ring them and ask for something a bit quirky. Or a friend with an old car or something 👍
We asked friends with nice (BMW, jag etc) cars if they would help out. I lived a 4 min at most walk away, I really wanted to walk cause I thought it would be fun walking through our town in a wedding dress, but my mum put her foot down, lol x
We are five minutes from the church so we are using my dad's car and my fiancé's car, we didn't see the point in spending so much money on a short distance either
Have a look about a executive taxi, cheaper than a wedding car but its a unmarked taxi
Why not walk and make a procession of it?
My local airport chauffeur drive do shorter journeys and will put a bow on too. Their logo is magnetic on their luxury Mercedes so I’ve recently booked for one way to the crematorium instead of £200 for a 2nd car following the hearse. (£40 for an hour).
I'm in exactly the same boat but I'm stopping over at the hotel the night before x
We live about 5 minutes away from our venue as well. My good friend who is travelling up has an 8 seater luckily and has agreed to be my chauffer for the day lol otherwise, you can always book a taxi a day in advance and ask for a white clean one if possible, most taxi forms would be accommodating...
I got a taxi 😂 call them about 10 mins before it's due to arrive to make sure it turns up
Is it the kind of venue you could stay over the night before?
How about walking? Would create a stir!!
My step dad drove me in his brothers car. We put a ribbon on it, it was amazing!! We are 5 mins from the venue we had too
I just got in a taxi with my brother in law and his other half. I think it probably cost about a tenner too lol. I 100% do not regret not having special cars or limos. I don't even remember the car ride apart from feeling sick/nervous hungover and panicking about getting there on time lol We got there. got hitched. would do over!. ^_^ x
I had a similar situation and the one thing my husband was desperate for was a classic car! Had a chat with the company and they did three trips from mine to the Venue x2 trios with bridesmaid’s flower girl and little usher & parent. We also asked them to take me and the groom for a drive after the ceremony. Which they were more than happy to do as we were not having to drive to reception. It was the best thing we did as I got to spend a little time with my new husband on our own!! Plus we stopped for a phot shoot in the countryside. Didn’t get much time with my husband for the rest of the day so was worth the money just for that!! Xx
We were in exactly the same position, I loved my car so much that I had it cleaned and stuck some ribbons on it and got my brother in law to drive me and my dad to the venue. So happy with our decision. Enjoy your day xx
I'd get a family member with a nice car to take me!!!
We aren’t having cars, I’m getting married in a castle and no one is going to see me arrive as I’ll be there before them getting ready upstairs. I’m driving myself! 😂
We took the bus! Talk of the town and still is 2 years later!
Friends of ours had a nice car so they kindly drove us!
My dad drove me, just brought a ribbon
If it’s a hotel could you stay there the night before the wedding and get ready at the venue in the morning?
I’m getting married in just over 3 weeks time and we’re staying about 10mins away from our wedding venue! Me and my bridal party will all be arriving together in a minibus (a posh one 😂)! I refused to even consider a wedding car! Booked the mini bus a couple of months ago.
Waste of money. If you have bridesmaids or friends get them to hold your dress and brolley(just in case)! I had to walk my son for half hour round block in mine at reception to get him to sleep! Best wishes to you both x
We stayed 5 mins away from ours and waked had people singing to us as we walked lol
I’m doming same as n 1st August 2020, looking into cars £685 limousine £500 so thought of hiring a posh car for the day on a test drive about £100
Find a friend with a nice car we drove our own as we are car enthusiasts and run a car club we was 7 mins from our wedding venue
I had exactly the same journey, less than 5 minutes away. We decided that it was not worth the money and asked a friend to drive us. First my hubby with best man, then back tome for my bridesmaids followed by Dad and me. Just bought ribbon and flowers to decorate the car x
I stayed at the venue the night before and didn’t need a car, just got ready and went to the ceremony. Perfect xx
Walk it? Would be lovely to see!
You could ask on a local community page near you, if someone has a nice classic car, if they would be free that day they could drive you to the venue for a fee.
I got my brother to drive me ..... & my other half with best men and ushers walked to church .....
If a summers hot day ..... I was very grateful that my brother had popped a cold bottle of water into the car ..... as it was the only drink that I got all day and it was a scorcher .... by the time I hit the hotel that nite I asked for several pints of water to drink as dehydrated !! No space for a glass of wine as hoped for !!!!
5 mins away? I'd do a wedding party parade. Walk there if weather permitting. Imagine the joy you'd bring to passers by.
We used our car plus family cars. My sister in law got married in September, she got ready at her auntie and uncle's just round the corner and walked to the venue xxx
My uncles helped with transport with their range rovers, put ribbons on and everything and were delighted to be part of the wedding! Look at your inner circle, you’ll find the solution there I guarantee x
Why not get a family member to jazz up their car
Is there a friend with a spacious tidy car you could ask?
My now father in-law put ribbons on his car and drove me and my bridesmaids to our venue. We were 10 minutes away. It doesn't matter how you get there, saying the words I do are what is important. X
Ring you uncle Dennis he has a nice car dad
Brother in law drove me. Such a lovely gesture and special family moment. This was for the register office then by chance our positive who owns a dodge charger offered his car for the big wedding the next day free of charge x
Could a family member drive you? Someone with a nice car which you can put a wedding ribbon on? X
Hire one, a white Mercedes or something much cheaper x