Frequently Asked Questions

Classic & Vintage
Wedding Car Hire

Here you will find FAQs (frequently asked questions) that you may have about your wedding car hire.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch (see our contacts).

Frequently Asked Questions

Classic & Vintage
Wedding Car Hire

 

Here you will find FAQs (frequently asked questions) about wedding car hire of vintage and classic style cars from the Vintage Dreams fleet.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch.

FAQs

 

Q) How far in advance do I need tobook a wedding car?
A) The average lead time is 6 to 8 months.  Of course, in order not to be disappointed then as early as possible is recommended.  Short notice is also normally available as Vintage Dreams has a leage fleet.

Q) How long is a wedding car hire for?
A) Four hours of attendance time is the standard service.  That is the time made available to you from arrival at the collection address/s to the final location.  That is more than enough for most weddings.

Q) What if I need more time on my wedding car hire?
A) If you feel you need more time please enquire as only a modest additional hourly rate is charged

Q) What if I only need a wedding car hire for a very short time?
A) The hire rate is the same as for four hours of attendance time.  This is because mobilisation costs and overheads are the same for one hour as four.  Any car is only hired once a day, so it is exclusive to that hire.

Q) Can I hire a wedding car to do multiple trips?  For example, First collection of the groomsmen, then bridesmaids and then the bride?
A) Yes!  If timings and distances are practical, then multiple trips can be undertaken and at the same hire cost of a single trip.  The Vintage Dreams mantra is, ‘If you’ve got us, use us!’

Q) What will be included in my wedding car hire?
A) A beautifully presented car with; a chauffeur in unform and cap, bespoke made bows and ribbons, Just Married sign, champagne glasses, fresh filtered water, and wedding themed background music (if required).  Plus, every car carries large umbrellas and a briefcase packed with essentials to include a sewing kit, safety pins, wet wipes, tissues and first aid kit.

Q) Can I have my own ribbon and bows on my wedding car?
A) Of course you can.  Occasionally customers supply specially made bows and personalised ribbon.  However, included in the wedding car hire bows and ribbon will be supplied to your own colour theme.  Ask about the options available.

Q What if it is raining, will I need umbrellas for my wedding car hire?
A) All cars carry at least two wedding themed umbrellas for your convenience, one large golf style and one large heart shaped one (great for photos – NB: Juliette only carries the large umbrellas).  These are available for you to use but must be returned to the chauffeur.  If required the chauffeur can hold the umbrella you as they are there to assist you getting in and out of the cars and intio the venue/s. 

Q) What areas are covered by the wedding car hire?
A) In Essex all CO Postcodes, most CM postcodes and some SS postcodes.  In Suffolk most IP postcodes.  Also a few areas that are on the county borders coverage extends to some CB postcodes and South Norfolk.

Q) How much is the deposit for wedding car?
A) £125 per car

Q)  When is the balance due on wedding car hire?
A) Thirty (30) days before the hire date

Q) Can I pay for wedding car hire with a debit or credit card?
A) Yes, both by Mastercard or Visa.  You can also pay by bank transfer.

Q) Can we come and view the wedding cars?
A) Viewing of wedding cars is welcomed by appoiuntment.

Q) Where is your wedding car hire business based?
A) Vintage Dreams is based on the Essex/Suffolk Border and the cars can be inspected at CO11 1UR.

Q) Is it recommended that we have Wedding Insurance Cover?
A) Absolutley.  It is an essemntial that many couples overlook.  The Wedding Insurance Group provides excellent cover.  Other providers are available.

Your Local Vintage & Classic Wedding Car Hire

Elegance with class | Modern reliability | Arrive in luxury & style

Meet our private fleet of elegant 1930s | 1940s | 1950s vintage style & classic wedding car hire vehicles including our 1958 White Rolls-Royce Wedding Car local to you. Exceptionally spacious and always immaculately presented.  Our wedding cars will 'wow' your guests on your wedding day as you arrive in style.  They will also add to your memories and help make even more wonderful pictures of your special day.

We’ve got you covered in many ways.  The Great British weather can be unpredictable so all of our cars carry large umbrellas so the chauffeur can keep you dry.  As a professional wedding transport company, we carry fully comprehensive fleet insurance with public liability.

'VINTAGE STYLE IS A MIX OF GLAMOUR WITH OLD-WORLD CHARM'

TO HELP YOU SELECT THE RIGHT VEHICLE FOR YOU HERE IS A CHECK LIST OF HOW MANY PASSENGERS OUR CLASSIC WEDDING CAR HIRE VEHICLES ARE INSURED TO CARRY (click on the car name or scroll down to see all):

3 + driver: Rose (White Rolls Royce Wedding Car), Silvy, Annie & Belle

6 + driver: Emily, Lilly & Milly

7  + driver: Tiggy   |   8 + driver: Juliette

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See our vehicles at our YouTube Channel

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White Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Wedding Car Hire | Essex | Suffolk

Rose (up to 3 passengers)

Nothing says ‘class’, ‘style’ and ‘luxury’ more than a White Rolls-Royce Wedding Car.  Meet ‘ROSE’, our original 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1, finished in porcelain white and one of the most regal cars Rolls-Royce produced with sweeping lines as designed by J P Blatchley. Rose is a commanding 5.38m (17’ 8”) in length powered by an engine that is a stately smooth straight six 4.9L automatic. All in all, a ride fit for royalty.

Available on her own or teamed with other vehicles from our fleet.

41 second video of Rose on YouTube

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Juliette (up to 8 passengers)

Travel in vintage elegance in our 1930s style omnibus (bus). Finished in classic old English cream and blue livery (matching our cars Silvy, Annie, Emily & Tiggy) and hand coach built In Great Yeldham, Braintree by Asquith Motors. Juliette has been designed specifically for distinctive wedding transport and is fitted with internal wood panelling and vintage style advertising boards.

Available on her own or can be teamed with other vehicles from our fleet for larger wedding parties.

46 second video of Juliette on YouTube

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Silvy & Annie (up to 3 passengers)

Silvy & Annie are sister 1940s style Royale Windsor limousines designed by the well know motor engineer, John Barlow. They are both finished in matching classic old English cream and blue livery (matching other vehicles in our fleet) and they have opening rear roof sections (landaulette) that operates in seconds.

Available individually or together for larger wedding parties. Also they can be hired as a package with any other of our cars.

35 second video of Annie on YouTube

30 second video of Silvy on YouTube

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Lilly & Milly (up to 6 passengers)

Evoke memories of a bygone era with our matching pair of purpose built Imperial Landaulette wedding cars, in classic ivory cream & black with an opening rear roof section that operates in seconds.

Available individually, as a matching pair, or combined with our other cars.

50 second video of Lilly & Milly on YouTube

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Tiggy (up to 7 passengers) &

Emily (up to 6 passengers)

Tiggy is a Bramwith Ford Model A (our version of a stretch limo | limousine but vintage/classic shape) and Emily is an Imperial Landaulette.  Both in a livery of Old English cream & blue and with opening rear roof sections that operate in seconds.

Available individually, as a pair, or combined with our other cars.  

38 second video of Tiggy on YouTube

61 second video of Emily on YouTube

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Belle (up to 3 passengers)

Belle is a Beauford open top tourer offering English cream paintwork with black contrast panels and a fully folding back roof.

Available individually, as a pair, or combined with our other cars.

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Here are some examples of reviews we have received for our Vintage & Classic Wedding Car Hire

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Matching Wedding Cars

“Thank you so much to Nigel and the team for such an amazing service in the lead to and on our wedding day. We hired Juliette, Annie, Tiggy and Emily. Nigel was extremely responsive throughout, the team were highly professional on the day and the cars looked absolutely amazing! Do not hesitate to book Vintage Dreams for your wedding day!”

Four cars were hired in matching livery: Annie, Emily, Tiggy & Juliette

Jessica (Bride)

8th July 2023

Wedding Transport Provider of the Year - 2024

“We were honoured at the Essex Wedding Awards ceremony on 23rd November 2023 to be presented with the Transport Provider of the Year Award 2024.  We had to make an extensive presentation for an independent panel of wedding experts from out of the area.  This included all about our service levels, customers comments and pictures along with videos.  We are delighted for our unsung heroes that are the behind-the-scenes team that maintain and prepare the cars along with our wonderful chauffeurs.  Without all of them we could not maintain the standards we set.  A massive thank you to all."

Nigel (Proprietor)

Essex Wedding Awards - 2024

Wedding Cars for Bride & Bridesmaids
Dear Nigel
We are just writing to thank you for the excellent service we received for our daughter’s wedding on 9th September.
You were efficient and professional from the start to the finish. The two drivers were helpful, friendly and accommodating and even insisted on wearing their jackets on the hottest day of the year!
The vehicles themselves were much admired by everybody. They were spotlessly clean and beautifully presented and we loved the opportunity of choosing the ribbon colours. Our guests loved the rugs on the floor. Our family from India described travelling in the Rolls as ‘a dream come true’ and one of the highlights of their trip to UK.
We also loved that you sent the silver sixpence which was just a lovely touch and the icing on the cake in terms of personal service .
We’d have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone and please feel free to use this review on any platform you might choose
Many thanks again

Tim & Jo (Father & Mother of the Bride)

9th September 2023

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