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Typically before your wedding, all the booked cars would have their oil, water, fluids and tyres checked. They will be driven beforehand and filled with fuel, then washed, polished, tyres, windows and interiors cleaned. Checks made that they have their cleaning materials and umbrellas in the car, hopefully not to be needed. The car is decorated with a fresh floral bouquet placed on the parcel shelf and wedding ‘V’ ribbons secured.
The chauffeurs arrive early to prepare themselves and collect the cars in good time, having had the wedding transfer information at least a week beforehand, and having checked the route for the collection, ceremony and reception address.
The chauffeur will usually arrive at the collection address approximately 15 minutes before the prearranged time having allowed for any possible delays and giving plenty of time for any photographs before departure. The chauffeur will be at hand to manoeuvre the car if requested, to open the car doors, help the bridesmaids, mother and bride in and out of the car, hold bouquets, clutch bags etc, help in with the dress and be at hand with an umbrella if so needed.
If there are two cars or more cars, they will arrive together and in time for the bridesmaids & mothers car to leave approximately 10 to15 minutes earlier than the bride & father. This gives time for the ushers to assemble the guests & the bridesmaids to be ready for the brides arrival. The chauffeur will manoeuvre the wedding car as close as possible to the service entrance and positioned as requested after consulting the photographer for pictures. The chauffeur will open the door, hold the brides bouquet, offer a hand to exit the car and help with the wedding dress.
Whilst the wedding service takes place the wedding car will be manoeuvred into the prearranged position for the photographer. The chauffeur will then check the wedding car, clean the exterior and windows if possible and tidy the interior. If champagne is ordered, this will be prepared and ready to serve after the ceremony. The chauffeur will wait for the photographer and help with any requests made for the wedding photographs in and around the wedding car. If there are two or more cars the chauffeurs will confirm the route and try to organize the cars leaving for the reception together. The cars will travel to the reception on a prearranged route if requested and at a pace for guests to follow. At the reception the cars will be positioned as prearranged for photographs if required. The chauffeur will allow the groom to escort his new bride from the wedding car into the reception. The wedding car will then leave after confirming no further requests from the bride & groom or photographer.
If the bride & groom require the wedding car for the evening transfer to their hotel, the collection time will be confirmed before leaving the reception and the car will arrive back at the requested time in the evening. In the evening the chauffeur will return in uniform and help with loading any luggage or presents etc into the wedding car and transfer the bride & groom to their hotel and carry the luggage or presents into the hotel and depart.
On return to base depending on the time, the car will be checked and put away for the next occasion, and the chauffeur will run through the days events to confirm the arrangements went according to plan.
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