Get me to the church on time!
31 Jan 2012
I recently went to a wedding where we had to rush from the
church to the reception over the other side of town in the pouring rain. The
taxis we booked didn't show up, so we had to resort to getting on the bus in
all our black-tie finery - but by the time we arrived at the reception, I felt a
bedraggled mess and needed a couple of glasses of champagne and a sit-down
before I was ready to relax and party. Everyone arrived in a similar state, and
it definitely put a bit of a dampener on the whole day.
Now, what with this being England, and especially as I'm not
having a summer wedding, I'm really keen that I don't leave everyone after the
ceremony struggling to find their own way across London, getting lost and
miserable. So, after some investigating, I've decided to splash out on a London bus.
There are loads of guests coming to our wedding from
overseas, and I thought it would be fun to give them a real taste of London. There are lots
of bus companies hiring out their London
buses, so I cross-checked a few of them to compare prices and also had a look
at the condition of the buses. I was most impressed with Red Route buses. They're the most competitively priced and
their buses are renovated beautifully - so fingers crossed they'll go down a
treat with our guests. They've been lovely to deal with, and are even letting me
bring along music and champagne for the journey! You can find out more about
them here (http://redroutebuses.co.uk/).
As for me, originally I thought that we'd use
the bus too, but then one of my bridesmaids helpfully reminded me that we might
want to get some photos taken after the ceremony, plus there's the small matter
of getting to the church in the first place.
I have to admit that I know very little about fancy cars,
but this is one task that Mr M was keen to sort out. Lord Cars
(www.lordcars.co.uk) came very highly recommended, and as we started looking at
their photos of gleaming vintage cars, even I could appreciate how lovely they
look. Check out the magnificently regal
Blue Baron on their website! After much deliberating and with some help from
the team at Lord cars, we eventually plumped for a Bentley. It will probably the one and only time in my
life that I'll ever get to travel in such a fancy mode of transport.
It's definitely not something we originally budgeted for,
but hopefully our beautiful wedding car will really make a difference on the
day. I can't wait!