When planning your wedding day transportation, it is important to get accurate information about how you will be traveling. Make sure that the car or van being used has enough space for all of those who are coming and does not run out before arrival at their destination! Avoid these top common mistakes.
Not hiring pros
The best insurance against disappointing and stressful wedding transportation is to hire qualified professionals. You won't need to worry about coordinating different rides with several separate cars, communicating instructions to your bridal party, or waiting on cars that have taken a wrong turn — your entire entourage can be at your side every moment throughout the day!
That peace of mind alone makes this option worth considering, but there's also the added bonus that comes from having an array of stylish photo opportunities featuring the vehicles! Mustangs, white limos, luxury SUVs and stretch Hummers provide convincing options for capturing your wedding day memories. An experienced wedding chauffeur will also ensure everything goes smoothly despite any unexpected developments along the way.
Standard limo only
Think about what kind of transport will best suit your style and needs. Think outside the box when it comes to transportation – from an old-fashioned party bus or decked out bicycle built for two, there are countless ways you can get wherever you need! At the end of the day, a white limo offers an elegant transport option, but given many of them can seat up to 15 people, it makes for a practical choice to move the bridal party on the day.
The transport is limited only to the ceremony
You know what can be really tricky? Transporting guests to and from your wedding. It's an important part of planning, but it’s not always something the bride and groom-to-be will consider. In which scenarios might you think about transport for the wedding guests? For example, if the reception party is held a short drive from where the wedding ceremony will be held, then you may wish to arrange for transport from the ceremony to the reception, and back to a central location at the end of the night. Don’t forget to think about all those additional events – like bachelor/bachelorette parties – which might take place days or weeks prior to the wedding.
Solution: Make the convenience of your wedding party a priority by booking transport ahead. If you are booking transport, get RSVPs early so you have an idea on numbers of those attending, and those requiring transport so you can prepare appropriately for their comfort on route!
Did not think about the possible delays
You don't want to make the mistake of thinking everything will go smoothly on your big day. There's always that one thing which can potentially ruin a wedding – and it includes being stuck in traffic for hours with nowhere else to go! If you're using a wedding transfer service, they should be completely across the logistics, traffic conditions, alternative routes and will have been informed about the pick-up/drop-off points so there aren’t any surprises along the way.
Solution: Punctuality is important for a successful wedding. Make sure your guests are always on time and arrive safely by booking reliable transportation companies such as Specialised Transport Australia. Our experienced chauffeurs will plan out traffic conditions in advance so that you don't have any problems getting them there!
Don’t make a last-minute reservation
If you wait until the last minute to book your transportation, there's a good chance that all of it will be booked up. This can leave not only yourself, your bridal party and guests without any options for their special day!
It can often be tricky to confirm numbers for the transport when you are still finalising attendance to the wedding. If you are only transporting the bridal party, that keeps things simple. Most couples know the number of bridesmaids and groomsmen they will have, and can secure an early booking. The team at Specialised Transport Australia have managed the transport for thousands of weddings over the years, and can help you define a brief for the transport. Give us a call today!
Other things that need transport
Not taking into account any wedding gifts, it is advisable to have a spare car on hand for the day. Designate someone in charge of packing up all leftover flowers, table centrepieces and other memorabilia at night so that they don’t get lost or broken during transportation back home after your big event! Your STA can also arrange to transport the flowers for you if you need!
Leaving out specific details
One of the most common mistakes couples make when booking a transportation service is forgetting important logistical details about their wedding day. For example, forgetting about specific people they need to factor into the transport to and from the wedding. This can cause major delays if you are not careful with your arrangements because then the driver may get confused. Changes in the itinerary could not only cost your valuable time, but may add additional cost to your wedding transport service.
Solution: It is always better to be prepared for an event, so before making a reservation with transportation services have all of your details ready. This will help avoid any mistakes that may happen during the booking process and give you peace-of-mind knowing everything has been thought about from the get-go.
Choose only the best for your wedding day
When you're hiring a transportation service for your big day, it's easy to get fixated on cost. Often this means couples will end up with an inexperienced chauffeur or a driver who doesn’t care enough to go above-and-beyond. Wedding transport is a pivotal part of the logistics of a successful wedding day. Get that wrong, and it will potentially have a knock-on effect on other aspects.
When you hire Specialised Transport Australia for your wedding event, you can trust it will be the best decision you make. Your STA offers premium bridal party transportation, experienced fleet services and a large range of additional wedding services that won't break your budget, but will be sure to impress and ensure your wedding day is memorable for all the right reasons.