Supplier Spotlight: Cumbria Classic Wedding Cars Q&A

Monday, March 13th, 2023
We caught up with  Cumbria Classic Wedding Cars and they shared with us 20 of the most common questions they’re asked by brides and grooms to be when booking. 

1) Where are you based?
Kirkbride, Cumbria.
We’re 12 miles from Carlisle, 25 miles from the Lake District and 20 miles from Gretna Green.

2) How long have you been in business?
12 years

3)How many cars do you have?
We have 11 cars in our fleet, ranging from open top vintage style to modern.

4) Can we come and view the cars?
Yes of course, I recommend viewings as it’s better to see the cars in person to appreciate them. Often brides have an idea what they like from a photo but when they visit they sometimes change their minds to a different style.
You can also try getting in and out of each car to make sure your happy with the size for your dress.

5) I have a very large dress, will I fit in the car?
We have cars that are like carriages, they have so much space for that beautiful dress. Electric steps to help you step in and of course our friendly suited chauffeur will be on hand to assist you every step of the way.

6) I like the idea of having photos with the roof down, do you have such cars?
Yes, we have 7 cars that have the option to take the roof down for those all amazing photos.

7) How many cars should I hire?
It depends on the size of your wedding party and your budget.
Traditionally, the bride and father travels in one car then that car will transport the newly weds after the ceremony.
We have 7 seater cars available to assist with transporting your bridesmaids and groom party too.

8) Who travels with who?
Again traditionally the bride and father travel together. Bridesmaids and sometimes mother of the bride go together.
The groom and his best man and ushers travel together but sometimes just make their own way there depending on budget.

9) I have a lot of guests, do I need to arrange transport for all of them?
It’s up to you, some couples arrange buses for their guests. The vintage buses look amazing and can transport many people saving you money and look fantastic in photos too.
Many guests are happy to make their own way but car park spaces around churches are sometimes limited.

10) How long do we hire your car for?
From setting off from our base, collecting yourselves then onto your ceremony, photos at the church then onto your reception and back to base is usually a 4-5 hour hire.

11) We are getting married and having our reception at the same place, do I need to hire a car?
Probably not, although if you’ve had your heart set on a car, we can always come along for some amazing photos and take you for a little drive together to have a bit of time out. Your photographer can come along too if you want, to have some gorgeous photos taken at a special place.

12) How long should we allow for the journey to the ceremony?
We will calculate the route, distance and arrange the time for collection. Taking into account traffic, roadworks etc.

13)What time should everyone arrive at the ceremony?
The groom party usually arrive 45mins before the ceremony to welcome guests arriving.
Bridesmaids and mother of the bride arrive about 10-15 mins before the ceremony.
With the bride and father following and arriving about 5-10 mins before.
It’s better being slightly early than being late and keeping your groom, guests waiting. You can always use the time for photographs before you go in.

14) Will the car be decorated?
We usually decorate our cars with ribbons and bows, colour of your choice and flowers in the back window. It’s up to you though if you don’t want them.

15) How long before my wedding should I book?
It’s best to book as soon as possible so you get the most choice of cars available and to avoid disappointment. Typically 12-24 months prior to your wedding.
A 20% deposit is payable upon booking.

16) When does the balance need paying?
Your balance is due 1 month before your wedding, don’t worry though as I will keep in touch along the way and remind you.
You also have the option to pay in installments throughout to make it more manageable for you.

16) Can we cancel our wedding cars?
Yes of course, a deposit is paid upon booking and non returnable though.

17) How much does your wedding cars cost?
It depends on which car you choose and how far your journey is. Our cars range from £325-£500.

18) Does your car come with a chauffeur?
Yes, all our cars are provided with a professional, friendly and suited chauffeur.

19) What happens if my car breaks down?
Our cars are maintained and serviced to a high standard to avoid any possible breakdown issues but of course even brand new cars can have problems.
With ourselves the risk is minimal due to the way we look after our vehicles.

20) Why should we book Cumbria classic wedding cars?
We’re a multi award winning family business who pride ourselves in the amazing feedback, thank you cards and recommendations we’ve received from our happy couples over the years.
Read our fantastic reviews, saying how we made their day extra special with our stunning vehicles and wonderful customer service.


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