Keywords: classic, conservative, formal, elegant
Her perfect ride: a vintage Jaguar, Daimler, Bentley or Rolls-Royce
Experts say: according to the experts at Classic Bridal Cars Sydney, "the current trend for choosing bridal cars ia a lot like choosing dresses: opt for a good-looking main car for the bride and groom that is exclusive for them, then have cars that complement but don't overshadow for the bridal party."
Facts to consider: hiring a classic can cost upwards of $200 per hour, so if you're on a tight budget this may not be the one for you. In addition, these cars are the most common for weddings.
Keywords: retro glamour, old-world charm, rock 'n' roll
Her perfect ride: a vintage Cadillac Seville Convertible
Experts say: according to the team at Wild Weddings Sydney, "Cadillacs of the '50s are the most extravagant statement in glamour, style, luxuryand above all individuality. The classic Cadillac has a tradition of opulence unmatched by any other car."
Facts to consider: with such a standout car, it may be difficult to find complementary cars for the bridal aprty that are also affordable. It is also a car that is best featured with a vintage theme.
Keywords: extravagant, flamboyant, flash and fabulous
Her perfect ride: a luxury stretch limousine (fits 10-12) or a stretch Hummer
Experts say: the team from limores.net say the benefits of a Hummer limousine are numerous as you will have room to travel with the entire bridal party.
Facts to consider: They are costly, especially if you want to hire two - one for the bride and groom and another for the bridal party.
Keywords: pretty, dreamy, fairytale, old-fashioned
Her perfect ride: a hrose-drawn carriage
Experts say: according to Classic Wedding carriages Sydney, "If you have previously not had the pleasure to travel by horse and carriage, you are about to discover the grandeur and elegance of a previous era that cannot be equalled."
Facts to consider: the experience and reputation of the company. You don't want a horse, driver or footman with little or no experience as this will not look good, you won't be safe and it some cases it could be unethical (poorly treated horses).
Keywords: eco-friendly, casual, relaxed, informal
Her perfect ride: a good old-fashioned bicycle or tandem trike
Experts say: this is teh perfect option for the nature-loving couple. You might also consider a cross-country horseback ride if you plan to marry in a rural area.
Facts to consider: this distances you will have to travel during the day and your dress. Riding a bike wearing a big, full-skirted dress could prove difficult.
Where can I find one? Probably in your garage or backyard. If not, check out Omafiets for stylish Dutch bicycles to buy and hire.
Keywords: fun, exciting, exhilirating
Her perfect ride: a hot air balloon
Experts say: a balloon ride is an incredibly special, serene and memorable occasion - the perfect way to start your big day and an experience you will remember forever.
Facts to consider: how comfortable you are with heights, and of course, the weather is an important consideration. Keep in mind the potential effect onyour hair and makeup, as well as your dress.
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