(Closed) old fashioned car to arrive to ceremony

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

You could try going to a classic/antique car show or convention and talking to the owners, or contacting a classic/antique car club.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I second peachypear’s suggestion.

If you go to a limo company with old cars they’ll charge an arm and a leg.  However, if you go to a car show or through a car club, I bet you could get it pretty cheap.

One caveat- you may want to discuss attire with them.  My dad and his friends all have classic cars and belong to a club.  They are not exactly ‘fashion forward’.  So if the attire of the driver is important to you, I suggest you offer to rent them a tux (or at least ask them to wear a suit or something- but it may be from the 70s).

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

These guys have some pretty cool cars and serve the Philly area, but when they quoted me shuttles, it was little on the high side.

http://www.elegantelimos.com/classic_cars.asp

Still, can’t hurt to ask. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We rented a ’57 Rolls Royce from a limo company to do the exact same thing! (drop me off at the end of the aisle) A couple of pointers just in case you haven’t thought it all through yet…

You should get out BEHIND the car so your guests don’t see the awkwardness that it entails! The driver would then pull away once you are ready. Which makes for a great reveal! And make sure someone (a friend, coordinator, etc) is there ready to fan out your train after you’re out of the car. And lastly, make sure the driver knows to pull up far enough that the DOOR you’re getting out of is in line with the aisle (not the front of the car), that way you can just get out and already be lined up. My driver didn’t pull up far enough and I had to awkwardly shimmy over to my left while ducking behind the car so the guests wouldn’t see me until I was ready. I hope this info helps! Let me know if you’d like to see my pics for inspiration.

PS- The girls above have great ideas about checking out antique car shows and clubs. I didn’t have many resources in our small town. But we needed the car after the reception for our getaway anyway, so we paid for the 3 hour rental.

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