Traditional Wedding Car Etiquette

Once you decide on your choice of wedding car this is only the beginning. You might love the look of a classic Rolls-Royce wedding car but there will be a million and one questions running through your head after you make a booking, such as who rides in what car, when does each car need to be at the church, and what do you need to decide after you have picked the cars for your very special day?

As a leading provider of vintage wedding cars in Warwickshire, Celestial Cars are here to answer any questions you might have. That being the case, here we outline the traditional etiquette pertaining to wedding transportation.

Who travels in what car?

If you are following traditional values there is a set standard for who travels in what car. Normally the groom and the best man will travel in one car, the bridesmaids and the mother of the bride will travel in another car, and most importantly, the bride and her father will travel in the main wedding car to the ceremony.

In what order do the wedding cars arrive?

By tradition, there is a general rule of thumb for most wedding ceremonies.  It is usual for the ushers to arrive first so they are ready to welcome the guests at your wedding. Next, the guests start to arrive and assemble at the wedding ceremony venue. After this, the groom and the best man will arrive, quite often, they will do so in a wedding car hire. The bridesmaids and the mother of the bride are next to arrive, commonly travelling by wedding car. Finally, the main star of the wedding arrives, as the bride and her father draw up to the church, registry office or location of the wedding. Following the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom head off to the wedding reception where they will greet the bridal party first, followed by the guests.

What should I consider when choosing wedding cars?

Apart from the make, style, and model of the main wedding car, consider if you want to provide additional transport for the groom and the best man, the bridesmaids and the mother of the bride. Our traditional Rolls-Royce wedding car at Celestial Cars is capable of carrying up to five passengers should you wish. This could be used to transport your bridesmaids to a local church, then return to collect the bride and her father afterward.      

If you want to discuss wedding car etiquette in greater detail, or simply want to book a vintage wedding car for a wedding in Warwickshire, we would love to hear from you here at Celestial Cars. All you have to do is contact us with your enquiry or get in touch with us by phone by calling 07531 257853 to arrange a booking.    

Choosing a Vintage Rolls-Royce Wedding Car for Your Very Special Day

It’s a magical moment when you decide to get married and it’s perfectly understandable you want every single detail to go without a hitch.  From choosing the cake to selecting your dress and booking wedding cars, there are many things to arrange and what seems like not enough time to get everything done.

Part of the fun of arranging your wedding is choosing the type of transportation you prefer. Some brides like modern cars, whilst others prefer the timeless quality of vintage cars, like our 1935 Rolls-Royce limousine here at Celestial Cars.

Often chosen for its beautiful looks, a vintage Rolls-Royce wedding car adds a sense of grace to your wedding day. Look for this type of transportation when you are getting wed and you might want to consider the following points.

Make and model

If you know absolutely nothing about classic or vintage cars you might be guided by the sheer look of the vehicle. However, most people recognise Rolls-Royce as the pinnacle of the automobile industry and understand how refined and luxurious these vehicles are. Therefore, choosing a classic Rolls-Royce for your wedding makes perfect sense. What’s more, you can have even more fun selecting the individual model from this range of heritage vehicles. Steeped in history, a Rolls-Royce is one of the most popular wedding cars. Hire a Vintage Rolls-Royce 20/25 limousine for example, and your wedding will be amazing.

Year of manufacture

It seems hard to believe that Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce first founded their automobile company back in 1906. For over a century this luxury motoring brand has been producing some of the most sought-after motor vehicles. The good news is if you are considering a vintage Rolls-Royce car hire for your wedding day you have plenty of choices.  Pre-war vehicles are always a popular option, especially for fans of Downton Abbey and other period dramas. Striking in presence, consider hiring a Rolls limousine built the 1920s or the 1930s for maximum effect.

Condition and finish of the vehicle

Whatever type of classic Rolls you hire for your wedding day the condition of the vehicle is vitally important.  Only choose a wedding car that is beautifully presented and looks superb from every single angle to create the best type of impression. Chauffeur driven wedding cars should be gleaming, with the paintwork in pristine condition, if you really want to wow the guests at your wedding. This is something we insist on here at Celestial Cars in Warwickshire. Our 1935 20/25 Rolls-Royce is stunningly presented at every wedding we attend.

Colour of paintwork

Tasteful colour schemes work best for vintage wedding transportation. If you are getting married in classic wedding colours such as cream or ivory, consider matching the car to your theme. Our black and ivory vintage Rolls-Royce harmonises with cream wedding dresses and black formal grooms wear. What’s more, the ivory leather interior coordinates effortlessly with cream wedding gowns and looks beautiful in wedding pictures. We strongly advise you choose the colour of the coachwork carefully when you are hiring a vintage wedding Rolls.

Interior space

How much space will you have inside the wedding car? This can be important is you have a long, flowing dress and need to fit the train within the interior of the vehicle without it becoming too crumpled. Before you make a firm booking, take a good look at the interior of the wedding transportation.  Is there plenty of space for you to sit in comfort and travel in style? There will be if you hire our vintage wedding Rolls here at Celestial Cars. Our 20/25 Rolls-Royce has acres of room inside so there’s no need for you to worry about creasing your wedding gown.


This is something brides often overlook but it’s a vitally important part of choosing your wedding car. When you are sat inside the vintage Rolls-Royce, can you clearly see outside and be seen from the exterior of the car? You want the best view possible as you drive to the church, plus a number of your guests will be waiting outside the churchyard expecting to see you as you arrive. Thankfully, vintage Rolls-Royces are light, bright and airy, especially the ones that date from the 1930s, like the one we own here at Celestial Cars.

Road presence

All Rolls-Royce cars have a strong street presence. Modern versions turn heads, whilst traditional cars built in the pre-war years also capture the imagination and like to grab the headlines when given the opportunity. You can pretty much guarantee you’ll receive plenty of admiring glances when you travel to and from the church in a classic Rolls-Royce wedding car. Make sure you have plenty of presence on the day you tie the knot. Hire a vintage chauffeur driven wedding car and it’ll be the best decision you make, after saying ‘yes’ of course!

If you are considering hiring a vintage wedding car in Warwickshire for an upcoming wedding we’d love to handle your enquiry here at Celestial Cars. Please contact us for more details or call to speak to us on 07531 257853.

  • Testimonials

    Hi Stuart, just to say many thanks for the excellent service you provided on our wedding day. The car was beautiful and so well presented, we really enjoyed it. You are highly recommended by both me and Jen. Kindest regards Paul
    Paul and Jen, Exhall, Nr. Coventry

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