Wedding Car Hire
Not so long ago anyone’s choice of a Bedford wedding car and supplier was very much limited to what you may find in the Yellow Pages or what type of recommendation or referral you might get from a friend. The available cars on offer were vintage models and were usually operated by a local enthusiast or hobbyist in their own home. The wedding transfer would simply involve a local pickup followed by a short journey to the church and to the local reception nearby. Times, however, have changed.
Recent changes in the law, social trends and new technology has given the bride and groom far more choice for their location of the service and reception. Fewer couples are married in church now, but that may change with the advent of choosing which church to get married in. Many couples are opting for something different, getting married in one of the many venues like a barn, a castle, a manor house, a hotel, a pub or a venue with a theme, whichever is the dream location. The ceremony and the reception are very often at the same location, and these venues are open for business throughout the week and all year round.
It will be vitally important to choose a wedding car supplier who understands the changing customer requirements and is able to offer a reliable service that meets the demands of today’s wedding transfers. Has the car supplier changed with the times, will they be able to meet the new customer demands, will the wedding car be able to meet the new customer demands?
It was absolutely fine previously when you only had to travel a couple of miles. When this was the case a vintage or classic car was absolutely fine. Today’s cars, however, are expected to travel a lot further and need to be able to cope with modern traffic inconveniences and motorway speeds. Ensuring that your vehicle is going to be able to make the journey is crucially important.
A modern classic Rolls Royce Silver Shadow cost many thousands of pounds when new with servicing bills to match. The wedding car may be older now, but the high servicing costs of these cars for the small car supplier has not changed. The classic car parked on the drive all year round will probably make the short trip around town but the long journey will show up an undermaintained car.
Bedford wedding car hire suppliers that meet the new demands are generally larger companies with their own selection of cars. They will operate their business all year round and be available during working hours and throughout the week. They will regularly use the cars on longer wedding transfers and operate them throughout the year, this is well known to improve the reliability of older cars. They can afford to keep them together in a large garage to be viewed at anytime, be out of the weather elements and keep them in good condition and well maintained. The larger business will have conducted more Bedford weddings, be more likely to know the church or venue and know the route and that the car is reliable for the distance.
At the end of the day, therefore, it is important to find a fully established and professional wedding car company that will be in business when your wedding day actually comes around. Many hobbyists out there simply do not operate as a full-time business.