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Wedding cars – what style should you book, how many do you really need and who rides with whom? There’s more to consider when booking your wedding transport than just the cost and how to save money.
Unique Wedding Experience
When you’re planning a wedding, there are a lot of decisions to make for the big day. What should my bridesmaid’s dress colour be? Where should I have my wedding? Where should I hold my reception? But do you know how you will get to and from all these places on your special day? While picking transportation may not be at the top of your priority list, it is important to know what costs particularly wedding transportation will entail with the size of your guest list especially when creating an initial budget for the day!
Choose the Best Wedding Transport for You and Your Guests
If your wedding party is on the smaller side, you have an incredible opportunity to really separate your wedding from others. You can create a unique wedding experience by finding a unique wedding experience by finding a unique vehicle to transport you throughout your night. You might want a flashy ride for your wedding day, but if you’re looking to add a touch of class to your wedding day, a classic livery vehicle is the perfect match. Many companies offer luxury rides in classic cars. These cars will grab everyone’s attention when you’re driving down the road, headed to your reception or even taking post-wedding photos in front of them.
Make a Statement with your Transport
The glamorous among you could opt to arrive by horse-drawn carriage, while self-confessed cinema geeks can hire DeLorean’s, Batmobiles and even the jeep from Jurassic Park for a ride! Let’s face it, half the fun of wedding transport is being able to make a red-carpet-worthy entrance in a vehicle you’d never ordinarily have the chance to experience.
Why Every Bride Should Care About Their Wedding Car
Wedding transport has traditionally been the domain of the groom, and while we are all for giving grooms free reign, there are a few things brides need to know about the importance of their transport and it isn’t all under the hood…
Professional wedding cars are maintained to ensure that the cars will run reliably on your big day, after all, the last thing you need is a breakdown! The great thing about wedding hire car companies is that they not only ensure that the engine and exterior is well maintained and immaculate, but that the interior is perfect as well. A clean interior is especially important for your wedding day as a mark on the car seat may transfer onto you dress!
An Expert Driver
While you may know someone with a picture-perfect car, you also need to consider who will be driving it. Car hire companies provide a chauffeur to drive who know how to negotiate traffic, so you don’t have to. You should also always ask about how your driver will be dressed as they are more than likely going to be in some of you wedding photos.
High Quality Service
Good hire firms generally provide added incentives such as champagne and finger food for you and your bridal party at the photo shoot. The time spent in the car will likely be some of the few quiet moments you will have with your groom and bridal party and your driver will know to give you the privacy to be able to relax, reflect and unwind.
A Taste of Luxury
You’ll be going to every effort to ensure your wedding day is perfect and your ride definitely shouldn’t be forgotten! It’s the perfect chance for you and your groom to bask in the extravagance of a luxury car.
There are many things associated with weddings that everyone knows about and without a doubt include in their own. Traditions such as the wedding bouquet, the garter toss and the bridal veil are all typically included in weddings today, but do you really know why or what they represent? Some wedding traditions date back centuries and are included in many ceremonies without question.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – a rhyme in which we are all familiar with, dating back to Victorian times and each section of the saying represents a different aspect of the wedding.
- Something old represents the bride’s family and the past, so many brides wear an old family heirloom such as jewellery or clothing as part of their wedding day attire.
- Something new signifies the future and good fortune in the bride’s new life.
- Something borrowed is typically borrowed from friends or family members to symbolize borrowed happiness.
- Something blue stands for fidelity, purity and love and can be creatively incorporated into the bride’s attire in many different ways.
The Garter Toss
The garter is a type of garment that the bride wears on her leg underneath her wedding dress and is removed by the groom at the end of the reception. The origins of this ritual come from a wedding superstition from the Middle Ages that taking an article of the bride’s clothing would bring good luck. Over time this tradition developed into the groom removing the garter from the bride himself and then tossing it into the crowd of single men to protect the bride from a horde of people.
The veil isn’t just another accessory to make the bride look beautiful and dainty. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that wearing a veil would protect the bride from evil spirits who would attend the wedding to try to curse the newlyweds. What began as a protective article of clothing became a status symbol in the Victorian era when brides would start to wear more elaborate veils to signify their wealth.
The wedding flower industry is a multibillion dollar industry, with bridal bouquets, bridesmaids’ bouquets, groom and groomsmen boutonnieres, centrepieces and décor to fulfil. But did you know that this pretty bunch of flowers once started as a bundle of garlic, dill and other herbs? This aromatic bunch was believed to be used to drive evil spirits away. When Queen Victoria and Prince Albert wed, the herbs were replaced with fresh flowers. Over time flowers became the more popular choice for bouquets and today the variety of combinations of flowers is endless.
White Wedding Dress
Traditionally, brides did not necessarily always wear a white wedding dress. Instead, they wore whatever their best dress was at the time. It was not until Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s wedding in 1840 in which she wore a white gown that it became the norm. Many believe that white represents purity, but in fact in biblical times blue was the colour that represented purity hence the ‘something blue’ term. Today, the traditional wedding gown is some shade of white and we can thank Queen Victoria for that.
Matching Bridesmaids Dresses
Matching bridesmaid dresses can be a bridesmaid’s worst nightmare, since it’s tough to find a style and colour of dress that is flattering on all shapes and body types. However, this custom goes back to the ancient Romans. They believed that evil spirits would attempt to curse the bride and groom on their wedding day and by having the bridesmaids dress in matching dresses it would confuse the spirits into not knowing who the actual bride was. This would protect the bride and groom from being cursed and bring luck to the marriage.
Giving Away the Bride
The bride’s father traditionally walks his daughter down the aisle to give her away to her new husband. What is now seen as an emotional and touching moment comes from a time when daughters were considered property. The father would use his daughter as a form of currency to pay off debts or buy his way into a higher social status. It was also viewed as a transaction between the father and groom of transferring ownership of the bride. Naturally this viewpoint has disappeared over time and today the father giving his daughter away is symbolic of the parents’ blessing of the marriage. In today’s modern times, it is not necessarily the father who walks the bride down the aisle, but any significant family member or loved one.
Getting Married? Invest in a Hollywood Mirror for your Pre-Wedding Hair and Make-up Rituals
As you edge closer to your wedding day, you might be wondering if you have got everything you need. Your dress and been primed and ready for months and your venue has been booked for a year. Your wedding transport is all booked, everyone is aware of where they need to be and at what times and you have plans to get all your bridesmaids together on the morning of the wedding to get ready. What’s missing? You have all your wedding make-up ready, your best-friend is going to do your hair for you, but what about the mirror?
You don’t have a mirror that allows you to see the delicate details of your make-up. Your mirrored sliding wardrobe is not best placed, and your dressing table mirror is pretty small. So, what can you do to make sure your hair and make up is perfect for your wedding day, without having to go back and forth to use the bathroom mirror?
Invest in a Hollywood Mirror for your Wedding!
If you want to make sure you and your bridesmaids look fabulous for your wedding day, it’s a great idea to invest in a Hollywood Mirror prior to your wedding day.
A Hollywood Mirror can add new glamour to your bedroom, helping you to replace that dressing table you’ve had for too long with something new and unique.
Poor lighting and normal mirrors will often mean that justice can’t be given to expensive make-up products, but with a Hollywood Mirror you don’t have this problem. The professional lighting means that you can apply your favourite products more effectively, like a pro, helping you to look like the princess that you are when the big day arrives.
Once your Hollywood Mirror is in place, it’s yours to keep forever. After your wedding, you will undoubtedly have dozens more special occasions to look forward to where you want to look amazing. When Birthdays, Christenings, Christmas, Anniversaries and other big occasions come around, you can prepare yourself for the events in the best way possible – in front of a Hollywood Mirror with Lights.
Where can you buy a Hollywood Mirror?
Reflections of Me is one of the leading choices for Hollywood Mirrors, offering a fantastic range of Broadway and Hollywood style mirrors.
A wide range of colour options and sizes are available to suit various tastes, including Black Satin, Faux Leather, Gold Sparkle, Rose Gold and White Satin, with both portrait and landscape options available.
Visit them online here to view the stunning range of mirrors they have available and shop online today:
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