Do I really need a wedding car?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Combermere Abbey

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
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Helper bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

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
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Buzzing bee

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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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You definitely don’t need one- better to save the money or spend it elsewhere 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Nope! We didn’t have one. It didn’t seem worth the extra cost.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Absolutely not. We went home in my car because our venue was only 15 minutes from our house. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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
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930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
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Helper bee
  • 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. 

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