Budget-Friendly Wedding Day Transportation Options

Budget-Friendly Wedding Day Transportation Options

You may dream of arriving at your ceremony in an open-air, horse-drawn carriage like the one the British royal family uses for their wedding ceremonies, or flying away from your reception in a hot air balloon that says “Just Married” in sky-high lettering on the balloon. But while these options are definitely over-the-top romantic and they’re sure to make your wedding memorable for all who are there to witness the event, they’re not terribly practical in terms of modes of transportation. And they’re certainly not very cost-effective for the couple on a budget. It can be tempting to blow all of your savings and then some on the dream wedding, but what’s one day compared to the rest of your life? You don’t want to start your marriage in debt, and having a little left over for a down payment on your first family home sure would be nice. So while you’re trying to cut costs in the planning process for your special day, consider that there are several options for transportation that will get you from point A to point B without breaking the bank.

A good place to start is by looking into options that are free. Sure, you might not want to drive off into the sunset dragging cans behind your practical sedan or your mom’s old beater station wagon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find family or friends that can loan you a suitably classy car for some spectacular photo ops on your special day. Whether you know someone who has a brand new Corvette or convertible or a classic Mercedes or even a Mustang, you might be able to convince them to let you borrow their wheels (perhaps as a wedding gift?) so that you can get the great photos you crave without spending an arm and a leg on rented transportation.

Of course, you’ll also find that there are plenty of options on the rental front. If you can’t seem to find a single, charitable soul willing to lend you a sweet set of wheels for your wedding day, than you’ll have no choice but to explore alternatives. Traditionally, you might rent a limo to take the wedding party to the ceremony and then the reception, as well as drive you and your honey to your home or hotel following the festivities. But instead of renting a pricy, stretch affair for the entire day, consider going with a Town Car and driver meant merely to take the happy couple home after a day of drinking champagne. You’ll save a lot if you simply let everyone else worry about their own rides.

And a posh limousine is just one option to consider. You might also think about approaching rental car agencies like Hertz or Avis to see what they have to offer. If a convertible is what you want, this would be a good place to find one, and the rate you pay for a day could equate to a couple of hours for some other transportation options. You could also look for local agencies that rent out classic cars if your idea of arriving in style involves a coach that’s older than you are. In short, there are plenty of cost-effective ways of getting to and from your wedding. You just may have to exercise a little imagination and do some comparison shopping if you want to stick to a tight budget.

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