From stylish Mercedes in Glasgow to classic American motors in Aberdeenshire, consider this your cheat sheet for getting to know the top wedding transport hire options in Scotland. Your carriage (or coach, or car) awaits!
The Rockabilly Ride
If your dream wedding style is Americana cool, or you just fancy adding a dash of stateside chic to your day, then you’ve got to check out the Mustang and Cadillac from Aberdeen’s American Classic Wedding Cars. Just add an Elvis ballad for the first dance and a bottle of Jack Daniels for the toast, and you’ll be rockin’ and a-rollin’ all day long.
The Sleek Fleet
MET Wedding Cars’ entire collection is a dream come true for real auto buffs, with Chryslers, Mercedes and Viscount Landaulettes to tempt you. We love the 1952 Bentley R Type (above), which could hold its own in front of even the most beautiful venues. The company is based in the Wedding Services Scotland showroom in Hillington, near Glasgow, and covers all of west and central Scotland.
The Retro Bus
Planning the practical elements of the day, such as getting guests from the ceremony venue to the reception bash, might seem boring, but usually, there’s a way to keep things interesting. Enter Edinburgh’s The Red Bus, which will arrive with fresh flowers and ribbons on both decks and comes with a uniformed driver and conductor with original ticket machine. All aboard!
The Fairytale Carriage
“There is something so romantic about a horse and carriage,” says Grantown-on Spey’s Carrbridge Carriage Driving. “Maybe it’s just the magic of it all!” Carriage horse Holly loves an accessory as much as any bride, sporting an ostrich plume and ribbons that can
co-ordinate with your colour scheme in her mane. If girly glamour is the order of the day, then making an entrance worthy of a Disney princess is essential.
The Comfortable Coach
“Hays Coaches is a family-owned coach operator based in Whitburn, West Lothian. We pride ourselves on the quality of service and our vehicles which come in all sizes. They can be decorated with ribbons and bows, personalising the coach to your requirements,” explains director Tom Meechan.
The Vintage Classics
“Here at Rennick’s Wedding Cars, a family-run company based in the southside of Glasgow, we specialise in offering affordable packages to suit everyone’s budget,” shares Emma Rennick. “We are especially proud of our Regent Vintage 1930s-style cars that were hand built and manufactured in our very own garage. Plus, customers love our chauffeurs, who are extremely professional and friendly.”
The Versatile Vehicles
With 39 years in the business, McDade’s offers one of the best-established and most reliable coach hire services out there and is continuing to diversify and expand, with an impressive 35 buses in the fleet, including midi-coaches. The company is famed for its service and adaptability, so you know you can rely on them for hassle-free transport for your wedding.
The Cali-cool Campervan
Dreaming of a honeymoon cruising up the coast from SoCal to San Fran? How about a little taster of Golden State style with Cathburn Classic Cars’ VW Campervan? The blue hue channels the fair skies of sunnier shores, even if the Scottish weather refuses to cooperate, and will make for gorgeous photos. If we squint enough at the shot above, the Forth Rail Bridge could almost pass for the Golden Gate Bridge – or are we just California dreaming?