How We Prepare Your Wedding Car
Read our short blog on how we at Lanchester Wedding Cars – Wedding Cars North East – prepare your chosen Wedding Car(s) and Driver(s) for your celebration day.
You’re all ready to go for your Wedding Day!
All your planning is complete; RSVP’s are in, suit fittings and dress fittings are done, your hair and makeup trials are perfected & your Wedding car is booked. Your final countdown has begun!
It’s the week of mixed emotions, excitement and sweaty palms!
We’ve been in your shoes! Super excited, but will all go to plan?
You can rely on us!
Long before we get to the final countdown, we will have taken all your information from your Booking Form and any other correspondence we’ve had with you & put all your information into a streamed-lined “Driver’s Job Sheet”. We will send you this to in plenty of time check that you’re happy with the preparations and timings for the day.
One month before your Wedding, we will check-in with you to make sure there are no changes. If there are, we update your Driver’s Job Sheet. Long before your big day, your Job Sheet is given to your designated Driver so they can familiarise themselves with your itinerary.
Don’t fret if you have any changes after we check-in with you, we’re just a phone call, Facebook message or email away – you can contact us the way that is most comfortable to you.
Kept in good working order!
All our cars get regular maintenance checks. Some items are checked weekly and some monthly to ensure your car is running to optimal standards. We check things such as oil, brakes, lights and general running of your vehicle. All cars are kept in working order in case of any last-minute bookings.
Get a showroom shine, every time!
Your car will undergo a special makeover. We don’t want to give you step-by-step instructions on car cleaning but we like to demonstrate that your car doesn’t just get a clean!
Your chosen car(s) will get a deep, relaxing scrub with a special soap and wax mix which is specially designed to ensure every car is feeling fully prepared for their moment in the lime-light.
All cars are then dried with a special cloth which brings the shine out on their paint work.
Next-up, their interior is given special attention so they look, feel and smell as good inside as out.
We finish each car with a micro fibre cloth to make sure all the chrome exterior and windows are shining for every picture.
Your Drivers undergo their own transformation
Whilst you are getting into your dress or tying your cravat, your Driver is also getting suited and booted! We ensure all Drivers wear a suit and are provided with a tie that matches your chosen Ribbon Colour as closely as possible, completing their transformation.
An umbrella is put into the car, just in case. If the weather is a little chilly, a matching throw is placed in the back for you to use. Your Driver will have a final check of their Job Sheet, while warming the engine.
When your Driver is close to your collection address they will fit your chosen ribbon(s) to the car. This ensures that the Ribbons look the best they can when they arrive. Your Driver carries plenty of spare ribbon just in case it is needed.
They will always aim to arrive earlier than the agreed collection time to ensure to “be better than on time”. Once on site, they will check the car over once more.
Your Driver will let you know they have arrived, but don’t worry you don’t have to leave then, the driver will wait until you are ready – it’s your Wedding day and it won’t start without the key performers.
While they’re waiting, they will wipe round the body work of your car, making sure it all looks beautiful & may have themselves a warming cuppa.
And your off!!
Finally!! The moment arrives, you and your entourage exit your transformation pod (be it your house or venue).
Your Driver will be straight on hand to hold any bouquets, hand bags and assist in any way needed.
Not feeling quite ready yet? Or maybe a significant other is in panic mode? Don’t worry, just ask your Driver to do an extra lap around the block, whatever you need. It is your special day after all!