The Most Important Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Wedding Car in Liverpool

Jul 18, 2022

There’s no question that your choice of wedding car will have a significant impact on your big day. From providing a grand entrance to the wedding ceremony venue to whisking you away to your reception venue in style, the right wedding car will help make your special day even more unforgettable.

But to pick the right wedding car, you’ll have to ask the right questions first. So, to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the most important questions to ask before hiring a wedding car in Liverpool.

How Many Cars Do I Need to Hire?

An excellent question, and one all couples should consider before settling on a choice. Most choose one car, which transports the bride and the bride’s father to the ceremony before whisking the newly-married couple away to the reception afterwards.

However, plenty of couples decide they want another car for the mother of the bride and their bridesmaids, meaning you’ll need to hire an additional limousine or larger vehicle that can accommodate everyone comfortably.

Of course, there’s no specific limit on the number of cars you can hire for your wedding day. Ultimately, it comes down to preference, budget and how many guests you want to transport.

How Many Guests Can I Transport in One Wedding Car?

It’s not uncommon for wedding couples to approach us and say they want to transport the bride, father of the bride, and four bridesmaids in one car. So, is that possible? The answer is yes. While it does limit your options, excellent seven-seat options such as the suave Daimler DS420 limousine are still available.

Of course, if you want a bit more space and comfort for your wedding party, we recommend hiring two cars instead. For example, you can have one car transporting the bride and her father and another one for all of the bridesmaids. This way, everyone can travel in style and comfort on your big day.

Should We View a Wedding Car Before We Book?

Most certainly. Otherwise, how will you know if it’s the right car for you? We always recommend that couples view their chosen vehicle before confirming their booking. This way, you can see the car in person, get a feel for the interior, and ensure it’s exactly what you’re looking for.

Photos, as professional as they may be, do not always do a wedding vehicle justice. So it’s essential that you view it in person before making your final decision.

Should We Have Our Wedding Car Decorated?

Decorating your wedding car is up to you. Even though a wedding car from a reputable hire company in Liverpool will always look sparkling and clean, some couples like to go the extra mile and add a few personal touches.

Typical decorations include ribbons, flowers and even signs with the bride and groom’s names. The important thing to remember is that you should always consult with your chosen hire company beforehand to ensure your decorations won’t damage the vehicle.

What Should We Look for in a Wedding Car Hire Company?

You should consider plenty of aspects when choosing between wedding car hire companies in Liverpool. Firstly, make sure you’re actually dealing with a hire company, not a booking agent.

Other factors you need to consider include:

  • How long the company has been in business
  • Whether it has its own fleet of vehicles or if it uses sub-contracted vehicles
  • The condition of the vehicles in the fleet
  • How professional and friendly the staff are
  • The company’s customer service record (including online reviews)

By taking all of these factors into account, you can be sure that you’re choosing the best possible wedding car hire company in Liverpool for your big day.

Do I Need to Pay a Deposit?

When it comes to hiring your wedding car, deposits are almost always required to secure your booking. Make sure you don’t pay the full amount upfront, though, as this could risk losing your money if something goes wrong. Asking for the full amount months away from your wedding date is usually a sign of a disreputable company.

Any well-respected wedding car hire company will only require a small deposit of around £75-£150 before taking the full balance closer to your wedding date.

When Should I Book My Wedding Transport?

There’s always someone who comes to us last-minute after realising they’ve forgotten to book their wedding transport! So, to avoid any stressful last-minute scrambling, we recommend booking your wedding car as soon as you’ve finalised your wedding date and venue. That way, you can be sure that the car you want will be available on your big day.

Yes, you have plenty of suppliers you need to think about, but choosing your wedding car from a reputable local hire company should be one of your top priorities.

If you’re set on a particular vehicle, we recommend booking at least six months in advance to avoid disappointment. Some of our most popular wedding cars, like our classic Royale Windsor and Imperial Viscount Landaulette, can get booked up well in advance, especially during peak wedding season (May to September).

Speak to Barringtons Wedding Cars Today Regarding Your Wedding Car Hire in Liverpool

If you’re looking for a professional, reliable and friendly wedding car hire company in Liverpool, look no further than Barringtons Wedding Cars. We’ve been providing top-quality wedding cars to happy couples in Liverpool for over 60 years, and our team would be more than happy to help you choose the perfect vehicle for your big day.

When it comes to any questions you may have, we’ve heard them all before! So, please don’t hesitate to call our friendly team today on 0151 933 5097, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any queries you may have or arrange a viewing of our wedding vehicles.

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