I could so eat one of those right about now ha!
It’s fair to say during my time working on TV weddings, I saw my fair share of weird and wonderful methods of wedding transport. An Ice cream van, a coach, a chariot, a helicopter, a zip wire, a mini bus, a limo, a taxi, a tractor and a ferry are just some of the forms of transport I witnessed to take the bride to her wedding.
So what do you choose? the classic car is always a firm favourite but if you want something a bit different to go with a theme then it’s worth thinking out of the box.
In recent years, with the rise of the ‘festival style’ wedding, along came the rise of the VW camper van as wedding transport. Yes, it’s cute, but remember hiring one of these vehicles for a couple of hours can set you back £300 plus and as much as every effort is made to avoid this, these vehicles are old and they do break down so it’s worth factoring this in when you make your transport decisions.
An ice cream van sounds like a great way to get to your wedding, especially cute little vintage ones, but in reality these are very difficult to book as transport. It turns out, a large majority of ice cream vans only have one seat for the driver because the second seat is often taken out to make way for the ice cream machine. So this is one of those which, isn’t impossible, but if you do decide on this, make sure you are prepared to make lots of calls and do your home work to find the right one.
It’s also likely that you would also need to arrange your own vehicle insurance as most ice cream vans aren’t insured to carry passengers. All in all, if you are set on an ice cream van, when it comes down to it, it’s easier to look for alternative transport and have an ice cream van there to serve guests on your big day.
Whatever the method of transport you fancy for your big day, make sure you do your research and be prepared to get plenty of quotes to ensure you find the best possible deal as well as the best look for your special day.
What wedding transport takes your fancy?