One of the questions we’re asked most is ‘when is the best time to book?’. This is a really difficult question to answer because no wedding is the same, and nor is the way people go about planning them.
We don’t pressure people into booking by telling scare stories about turning people away, but every supplier has to sometimes say ‘sorry, we’re fully booked’.
WHAT IS ‘AVAILABILITY’?
A car is available until somebody pays their £100 deposit to secure it for their wedding.
Before you reserve, you are more than welcome to enquire about pricing and availability with absolutely no obligation. Cars are offered on a first-come first-served basis – if you want, we can pencil you in for a week-or-so, which means if we get any more enquiries for that same date, then you get first refusal and it gives you the opportunity to decide without feeling pressured.
The day you are getting married on should probably influence how early you should probably consider booking. The busiest day, as you’d expect, is Saturday. Thursday and Friday weddings are also becoming increasingly popular as people look to save money, particularly on venue hire.
August is our busiest month, with March, April and May also being popular, particularly with the plentiful bank holidays at this time of year and the appeal of a spring wedding. Increasingly, autumn and winter are becoming more popular, but are still your best bet in terms of availability.
HOW EARLY DO PEOPLE BOOK?
Most people book a year in advance, but we have had people book as late as a month before, and as early as three years before. The busier the month, the earlier people tend to book.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
If you are open minded about what car you want, then you can be more flexible with when you book as there will be more alternatives out there. If you have your heart set on a particular car, though, then it would only take one other booking on your wedding date for that car to be unavailable. The deposit to reserve is £100, with no further payment until a month before the wedding, so £100 for the peace of mind that you can cross transport off your to-do list is a small price to pay.
DO YOU HAVE ANY LATE AVAILABILITY?
We do, and we can offer great deals on late availability. If you are getting married on any of these dates, then please get in touch:
Saturday, 13th June 2015
Saturday, 4th July 2015
Saturday, 29th August 2015