Weddings are a wonderful experience for all who are involved and are a time for family and friends to enjoy themselves on the bride and groom’s special day. Hiring a luxury minibus or coach is the perfect option to ensure efficient transfers of your guests on your wedding day. We receive many quotes throughout the year from clients looking to book luxury coaches and minibuses for weddings, and there are a few helpful points that we would advise any bride and groom to consider before looking for transport quotes.
Firstly, organisers of weddings often start out by requesting coach quotes for hundreds of people to be transferred, when in fact it’s normally just small groups of close family. Many guests will choose to drive to the church or reception leaving only the close family members needing group transfers. This means that a review of the amount of guests needing to be transferred should be done, rather than summarising the amount of guests expected to attend the wedding in general.
A coach is usually the first protocol for most weddings, however we find that this is commonly subject to the accessibility of the venue. A major factor in Kent and the Southeast is how accessible churches and wedding receptions are in a large coach. Being experienced with wedding coach hire in Kent, we always try to point out if the venue is unacceptable for a large vehicle at the early stages of a quote request. If you are unsure about a venue’s access, it is very important that you check this before the day with the coach company.
Another point to be aware of is how the length of day will effect the price when hiring a vehicle. If the type of trip is just a standard ‘to the church then back to the reception’, then the price will be considerably cheaper than if a client wishes to have the coach from 14:00 PM until 01:00 AM the following morning. If budget is an issue then this is a great element to explore when making initial decisions.
When it comes to timings on the day, it should be a priority that the vehicles are present early and arrive on time when needed. This should be evident in a quote form, knowledge of the planned times and schedule should be clear and always have flexibility for guests to get organised on the day. In addition to this, it is also important to chose the hire date with many factors in mind. For example, if a wedding was being held in January, the cost would differ by quite a margin compared to the busy summer months such as June and July.
All of these points will help bride and grooms decide what will be the best option to choose on their special day. But it is never just up to the client, a reputable company should as well be knowledgeable, helpful and courteous when booking a vehicle. We have been providing for weddings for many years and are very welcome to any questions.