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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: Mar 6th 2015
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    I have always wanted a horse and carriage on our wedding day but I think it would be a waste of money. I live less than 10 minutes walk to the church and the place h2b wants the reception is in the middle so about 5 mins away the cost of the horse and carriage is £350 I dont know what to do
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    • leasa
      CommentAuthorleasa
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    It's not a waste of money if it's what you want!

    I'm paying £570 for a rolls Royce for a similar journey to yours...but it's been my dream wedding car since I was about 5.

    Think of the memories and the photos, they'll be priceless in years to come.

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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    If it's what you've always wanted then do it...... 5minutes is a reasonable amount of time to have your dream horse and carriage. I think this is why I don't have a 'budget' as such. I'm not scrimping but I'm keeping costs down and if we want it we have it....
    Like Leasa says, think of the memories and photos

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    I think if you want it then no matter how far then have it. I think it is better for a shorter distance to be honest. Hubby's cousin got married and then went about 8 miles or so on one. That's a bit too far.

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    Go for it. If not you might look back thinking o I wish I'd had one

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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    I'm not sure if a longer journey in a horse and carriage would get uncomfortable so if you really want it then go for it. You'll get some lovely pictures too. Maybe try to get another quote just to be sure the one you have is value for money. X
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    It would look amazing. I would have like it, but I couldn't consider it for mine because from the house I was getting ready in there was no way to avoid the duel carriageway. I would have had to get ready in a hotel in the centre of Cardiff instead, and I wanted to get ready at the house that had been my home. Cars are expensive as well so it probably won't make that much difference.

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    I agree with glitterfairy, for a horse and carriage shorter journeys are better as they aren't exactly fast transport. Go for it if it's what you have always wanted.




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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    Agree with the others if you really want then have it :)

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    If you can afford it and you want it then go for it :)

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    Well I thinks you have all made my mind up for me to have one thanks ladies
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    its only a waste of money if you really cant afford it

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2015
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    its your one big day! if you can afford it in your budget then do it hun xx

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 8th 2015
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    it depends how much you want it, and if you can justify the expense. i wasnt bothered about transport, I walked from the hotel to the venue which was just up the road, the in laws were going on about 'making an entrance' and how that wouldnt be happening if i didnt have a car...i didnt care because everyone was already in the ceremony before I got there anyway?! Plus the evening was there as well, so to me it was a waste of time.

    H2B turned up in a limo with the inlaws though, as they still wanted their entrance lol

    Edit* he didn't want the transport either, they sprung it on him on the morning of the wedding so he had to change his plans of meeting his friends before the wedding to watch the football which annoyed him abit as he wanted to spend a bit of time with his buds before becoming a married man.

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: Mar 8th 2015
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    I cant believe they done that to him kelly I think it was them that wanted the big entrance
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    • AmandaK74
      CommentAuthorAmandaK74
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 8th 2015
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    gosh totally agree with michgib , how rude of them!
    if you want the horse and carriage hun then get it, there is no worse feeling than regret

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 8th 2015
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    Get the horse and carriage! If you know you will regret it and it keeps playing on your mind now then you should just go for it. All transport quote are roughly that anyway if not more, whether its a fancy car or a horse :)

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 8th 2015
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    It so was lol! If that is what YOU want then you have it, anything anyone else has to say about it can pretty much go swing, just weigh up the costs and see if you can afford it, if you can, absolutely go for it :)

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 8th 2015
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    If it's your want have it, you can always ask them to go a bit of a longer way there and do a bit of a circle down the road around before coming back towards the reception venue so you and your new husband have a bit of breathing time together alone.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 9th 2015
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    As the others have said, if it's something you really want and you can afford it then go for it, it wouldn't be a waste of money at all. I'm personally not bothered at all about transport so for me transport would feel like a waste of money, but there is something about a horse and carriage that makes it more 'special' so I can totally see why you really want one :) x

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: Mar 9th 2015
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    I never thought of having a trip around. We could maybe go to the park which is close to get photos
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    • MrsThomson2B
      CommentAuthorMrsThomson2B
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 9th 2015
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    when will you get to ever have the chance to be in a horse and carriage again? do what you want. it will beautiful pictures and beautiful memories xx
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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: Mar 9th 2015
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    Never thought about when I would have the chance again
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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 10th 2015
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    theres always the horse and carriage up the mile in blackpool lol :)

    joking aside, doing a bit of a lap and going having your pics taken somewhere to get your use out of it sounds like a fab idea

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