Post # 1
So my wedding venue is a 10-12 minute drive from my house, the whole day is being held in the same place so do I really need a wedding car?
If I was to get one I’d like something vintage which is £350+ but I feel like it’s a lot of money for such a short journey.
Sadly we don’t have any fancy cars in my family or friends group so I can’t borrow one of them. It would just be the case of hoping in my parents car!
Whats everyone’s opinions of this?
Post # 2
Absolutely do not need a wedding car!
My venue came with transport included but if it didn’t I would not bother. People will hardly see it anyway.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
I’d rather spend the money on more food and drinks. Our venue is 45 min away and I still don’t see the need. But I’ll be there a few hours early to use the bridal suite. No ones going to see me drive up so the Mazda 3 works. Is this something you always wanted or just extra wedding fluff?
Post # 4
You do not need a wedding car. My friend had a wedding car to whisk the couple away after the wedding. Because it was late at night, it was too dark to properly see or appreciate the car.
Just thank guests for coming, hop in a regular car, and head off, while saving yourself £350+
Post # 5
We booked a top of the range BMW with driver from a local company for £75 for 20 min journey. I wouldnt have spent more than that. I don’t particularly like classic cars and they were all quoting £250 which seems crazy when it’s really just for photo ops.
Post # 6
nadi21 : We did not have a wedding car. I think its just one more added expense, and really what’s the point? My venue was a 40 min away. We got ready at a hotel, drove 5 min. to venue and that was it.
Post # 7
You definitely don’t need one- better to save the money or spend it elsewhere 🙂
Post # 8
Nope! We didn’t have one. It didn’t seem worth the extra cost.
Post # 9
We did not get a wedding car. Our ceremony/reception/accomodation are all in the same location, so I am arriving there at 9am and sleeping there that night. So no one would even see it. The only reason I could understand getting one is to take you from the ceremony to reception venue if they are in different places.
Post # 10
Absolutely not. We went home in my car because our venue was only 15 minutes from our house.
Post # 11
heavenlyflower : My dream car would be a Rolls Royce Ghost but it doesn’t fit into the theme of my wedding!
I’m so relieved I’m not the only one not having a car. Kind of felt like I was going to be missing out on a big thing!
Thanks for everyone’s opinions 🙂 xx
Post # 12
Nope, the thought never even crossed my mind. I showed up at my venue dropped off by my brother in my parents 1994 volvo (granted I got married 6 years ago, it was still 17 years old…)
Post # 13
I didn’t have one as I didn’t think it was worth the added expense. Our venue was a 10min drive away. We just put my brothers non-fancy Skoda through the car wash and the wedding ribbon on it and it was fine. Don’t regret it at all.
Post # 14
Absolutely not needed! I would rather spend my money on anything else and I did. We drove around in my husbands new Honda Accord and it was 20 mins to ceremony and 30 to reception. It got a nice bath beforehand and it was ready to go. There are even pictures of us getting into it and us in it leaving. Zero regrets
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space
We basically just needed a ride to the venue about 25 minutes from the hotel to the venue and we got a limo last minute and it was not worth it imo. Looking back it was a waste of money and I would rather have taken 2 or 3 Ubers/cabs to get there.
Unless it’s part of your ceremony (like it drives you right up to the aisle or something) or even pics, I don’t think it’s necessary from my experience.