Get transport on your wedding day

Samantha and Nathanael Thoms, who were married in April at Maple Glen Gardens, Southland, take an...
Samantha and Nathanael Thoms, who were married in April at Maple Glen Gardens, Southland, take an equestrian break in Oreti Beach. SONIA SIMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY.
Al Reid, who married Kate McKinlay at Northburn Station with his attendants. SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS.
Al Reid, who married Kate McKinlay at Northburn Station with his attendants. SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS.
Louise Gorman and Hayden Guise, who were married at Grandview Gardens in January. LISA REID...
Louise Gorman and Hayden Guise, who were married at Grandview Gardens in January. LISA REID PHOTOGRAPHY.

The wedding party being driven in style helps build the magic of the wedding day. And available in Otago is just about any form of transportation they could wish for.

They might go for hot rods or a horse-drawn carriage or seek out retro glamour in vintage or classic cars.  And don't forget elegant late-model Jaguars and other top-line marques or the novelty of stretch limousines.  Party buses are also available in some areas as a way of transporting bridal parties from the ceremony to the reception.  The fun of helicopters has also been factored into the transportation equation, particularly when it comes to transporting the bridal party to a mountain top for the ceremony or to remote photographic locations.

Specialist car-hire firms, rental-car businesses and taxi companies all offer wedding packages and usually have matching cars available. These come with appropriately dressed chauffeurs who are experienced, well-versed in wedding procedures and armed with calming attitudes, patience and good humour, which is also important!

All wedding transport operators have their own style of wedding packages and transport can usually be hired for any length of time, depending on what the wedding party requires. However, it is usual to book cars for a two- or four-hour period. This takes care of the time of arrival at the bride's address before the ceremony to thearrival at the reception after the photographs are taken.

As with all professional services it is imperative that companies are contacted as soon as the wedding date is set, as many are booked over a year in advance in the main season.

TIP: Topline wedding car-hire firms offer many enticing extras such as red carpets, wedding snack hampers and complimentary drinks in crystal champagne flutes to add to the celebratory nature of the day.

To find out more about local businesses in Otago offering wedding transport click here.

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