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4: Can we use the Bride’s car to take Bridesmaids and others to and from the ceremony prior to the Bride?

In short, the answer is yes but we would advise that if the driving time to the ceremony venue is more than 5 to 10 minutes in each direction then additional transport might be considered more practical for your Bridesmaids.  If the time it takes to travel to the ceremony venue is longer than 10 Minutes the Bridesmaids will arrive very early, and in some cases before most of the guests.

Let us give you an example:  

If it takes 15 minutes for the Bridesmaids to travel to the venue, it will also take 15 minutes for the car to return to collect the Bride. It will then take another 15 minutes to travel back to the venue with the Bride, this does not take into account the time it takes to disembark and embark the passengers, any possible traffic and road conditions, car's turn around time or the photographs taken on the Bridesmaids arrival. Therefore it means the bridesmaids will be waiting at the church at least 35 minutes before the Bride arrives, possibly arriving before the Wedding Guests and possibly clashing with an other earlier wedding booked by the ceremony or church venue. 

After the ceremony the main car is usually reserved for just the newly wed couple to enjoy and have a relaxing time or even stop-off for photo opportunities en-route to the reception, allowing all guests to reach the reception prior to the couple's arrival. Using the main Bridal car for others after the ceremony for the trip to the reception venue prior to the Bride travelling is therefore not recommended, even if distances are short.

You can request additional "bridemaids journey" on our enquiry form. If you have already made a booking you can request for an extra journey to be added. 

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