If you had to pick one name for the best car in the world, what would you choose? Probably the same make as the best wedding car in the world, Rolls-Royce. Renting a Rolls-Royce wedding car need not be a daunting affair. Finding the perfect Rolls-Royce wedding car is your first step. So what Rolls-Royce do you choose?
A vintage or modern Rolls-Royce wedding car?
In the first instance do you choose a vintage or modern Rolls-Royce wedding car? This is mainly a matter of personal taste but other factors may come into this wedding car equation.
- How far do you need to travel?
- Is yours a local wedding or are you going to spend half your wedding day travelling up and down the country?
If yours is a local wedding, then a vintage Rolls-Royce will be viable. For longer wedding journeys, then a modern Rolls-Royce wedding car like the Rolls-Royce Phantom may be a better choice. Vintage cars are not always suitable for longer wedding journeys. Their reliability is not on a par with a modern Rolls-Royce car. Some vintage cars will be more reliable than others. Depending on the model and with how they have been maintained and serviced. Some vintage Rolls-Royce wedding cars may struggle with sitting a long time in heavy traffic. If in doubt, always ask your wedding car company if your vehicle is suitable for your wedding journey and itinerary. Many vintage car owners are keen not to put many miles on their cherished cars. Normally the contemporary Rolls-Royce Phantom would not be so restricted. The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a modern car, but even by today’s standards is unparalleled for comfort, style and interior space. Even on the longest of wedding journeys, the Phantom will transport you comfortably, thanks to the sublime interior, air conditioning and an amazing sound system.
Asian weddings often involve long journeys which are better suited for the modern Phantom.
For local wedding journeys, a vintage Rolls-Royce can be a good choice, but again, make sure the wedding hire company knows the full details of your journey so their are no surprises.
Popular Vintage Rolls-Royce wedding cars
The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud is one of the most popular wedding hire vehicles. These can be relatively cheap to buy and are normally pretty reliable, so make an ideal wedding car. Other classic Rolls-Royces can be as individual as their rich owners were. Until 1939 all Rolls-Royce were purchased just as a chassis but of course including the legendary Rolls-Royce grill and Spirit of Ecstasy mascot. Their bodies were often bespoke, crafted by specialist coach builders such as Mulliner, Hooper, Park Ward or Vanden Plas. One such example of a Park Ward coach built car is this beautiful 1936 Rolls-Royce wedding car.
Modern Rolls-Royce wedding cars
When Rolls-Royce introduced the Phantom in 2003, the motoring press immediately recognised just how remarkable a vehicle Rolls-Royce had designed and built. It has all the hallmarks of the original iconic models, but the Phantom introduced 21st century technology, like its all aluminium chassis, stronger than even a Formula One racing car making it surprisingly light for such a huge car. The Phantom was designed from the offset to be media friendly. It’s rear mounted back doors open backwards to make your entrance graceful, perfect for when you are being photographed. This highlights just how amazing the Phantom is as a wedding car. The Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom Drophead are fabulous looking vehicles. But the Phantom is designed specifically to be the chauffeur-driven car of choice. Without peer this vehicle is designed solely to make you look amazing. Just the thing for an amazing wedding day journey.