Your Guide to Booking Wedding Transportation
So, you’ve booked the venue, finalised your guest lists and found the dress but what about your wedding transport? Let Phantom Scotland help ease some of that pressure with our checklist of things to consider before booking your wedding transportation.
- Consider Your Party Size
This may seem fairly obvious, however, from experience we know it can be common to forget that you’ve got 7 bridesmaids to transport to the venue and not just yourself. Think carefully about everyone that needs transport for example, groom, groomsmen, mother of the bride etc. and where they will need to be picked up from/taken to. This will save you time when enquiring about transportation services and service suppliers will be able to give you a more accurate price from the beginning.
- Consider Your Theme/Vibe
It may be useful to consider the theme or vibe of your wedding before you enquire about transportation methods. For example, is your wedding traditional, modern, festival themed or boho chic? Even if you don’t know what transportation methods you like having a clear idea of your theme can help service provides give useful advice and suggestions.
- How Long Do You Need Transportation For?
Most wedding transport hire offers two packages, a full day or a half day. Half days are usually 4 hours, perfect if your venue is close by and you need only one drop off. However, if your venue is further away and your ceremony and reception are taking part in different places you may wish to consider a full day package. Often there is not too much difference in price, so it may be more beneficial to take a full day package and have time to enjoy the car. You can always ask your service provider for a quote or advice if you are unsure.
- Think Outside the Box
Don’t be restricted to traditional methods of transport. Your wedding day should be special and memorable, unique to you and your partner. At Phantom, we offer a diverse range of transport for something a little different including an A-Team replica van, helicopters and on request, can arrange for boat hire. Got another idea? Contact us we specialise in securing alternative transport options.
There is no doubt that wedding planning can be tricky. It can be tempting to dive straight in to the planning as soon as that ring is safely secured on your finger. The first days can be magical, then before you know it your heads stuck in your notebook and your faced with the impossible dilemma of deciding between chicken or beef. Yes, it’s no secret that planning is full of hard decisions but what did you rate as the most difficult aspect of wedding planning in 2018.
Finding Valuable Advice
Finding reputable, valuable advice can be difficult in the midst of wedding planning. 7% of couples reported finding valuable advice as a major issue in wedding planning. To avoid this, make sure you work with reputable service providers and don’t be afraid to ask for their advice, often they have connections which could be beneficial to you.
Communicating with Partner and Family
Weddings days are something that a lot of people have opinions on; what your dress should be like, what food you should eat etc. 9% of couples report that communicating with their partner and family is a major hurdle in wedding planning. Just remember that this is your special day. Take your partner with you to meet suppliers, ask questions and take your time in making decisions.
Knowing What to Do Next
So, you’ve booked the venue, you’ve booked your cars…. now what? 13% of couples report that knowing the next steps to take in wedding planning can be a challenge for them. To avoid this, try to work with reputable suppliers, a good organisation should take responsibility for their services and should be able to guide you in the next steps. At Phantom, all you have to do is pick up the phone, we will do the rest.
Staying in budget can be difficult at the best of times but planning a wedding can really challenge your budgeting skills according to 17% of couples. Aim to get a rough idea of prices before you start planning and make rough notes about how much you wish to spend on each. Also, try to work with reputable, well established suppliers and don’t forget to indulge in a little luxury sometimes, it is your big day after all.
Managing guest lists
It can be hard to manage a tight guest list, especially since the average wedding guest list is as little as just 79 guests. Can you really justify inviting your mums’ aunties best friend? 24% of couples couldn’t decide, reporting that managing the guest list as the most difficult aspect of wedding planning.