Booking a car:- How do I do it?
To book a vehicle (or vehicles), please contact us initially by email or phone to check on availability & prices. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 427539 ansaphone.
We will then hold the booking provisionally for 7 days under your name and email or post the paperwork to you for completion.
What is the deposit?
The deposit if £100 non refundable per vehicle.
Can I pay by card?
We can accept cash/cheque or payment by BACS (internet banking) but unfortunately NOT credit card.
When is the balance due?
Final payment is due no later than 21 days before the wedding.
Can the car make two trips to the ceremony venue?
Provided the distances involved are short, YES, we can consider offering this service - but not all bridal cars offer this option.
If it is a distance of several miles we would advise you to think through the logistics involved, as timings on the day can be the most influential factor.
For example: if it is 3 miles to the venue, that is a round trip of roughly 10 miles by the time we arrive with the bride. This in itself is not a problem, however, remember, that time is required for loading & off loading, photo opportunities and turn around time. This time element quickly mounts up and if the car involved is older then it will travel at a more leisurely pace. If you are having a single venue wedding, you will need to arrive 15 minutes early to see the registrar.
How long do we hire the car for?
Should you be getting married at a single venue, you would generally need a 2 to 3 hour hire. A church service naturally, needs more time - often 4 hours or more. Each quote in prepared individually and when we prepare your quote we will provide some time quidelines for you.
Can young children travel in your wedding cars?
It depends on the child and the car. Children under 3 (three) years of age must be belted into any car they travel in. This is an absolute legal requirement which we must obey. Unfortunately not all of our cars have seatbelts (fitting them was not a legal requirement in the UK until 1967), so many of the older cars do not have them fitted. Once a child has reached 3 years of age it is not a problem as he/she can freely travel in the rear of a car that does not have seatbelts.
If a child is under 3 years of age at the time of the wedding, they may travel in some of our more modern cars that do have inertia type seatbelts fitted. However we are unable to provide the necessary booster seats, etc. We would need to make arrangements with you to fit your own booster seat, etc.
With regards to the question of young children travelling in our cars, before you make your booking it is always best to check with us first about seatbelts if you are not sure.
Do you provide services outside of the area?
We cover an area up to 30 miles from Bournemouth. Some of the older cars are very restricted on the distance that they can travel. With regards to the price we charge that will depend on where the wedding will take place and what requirements you have. If outside of the area of Bournemouth/Poole/Christchurch our quotations are based on the information you provide us with.
Guideline prices are detailed on each individual car and cover weddings happening in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area. We are happy however to tailor each quote to suit your needs, just drop us an email.
Can we have some photos with our Wedding Car (s)?
Yes of course you can. Normally around 30 minutes is sufficient for photographs at either the wedding ceremony or reception venue or both and this is naturally included in the price quoted.
Are your cars available for Proms, Anniversaries, or other events?
Due to private hire regulations administered by the local authorities, we regret we cannot provide a service for proms, anniversaries or events.
Will Superwed contact us prior to the wedding?
Yes, it is our policy (unless otherwise agreed) that we will email you about 10 days prior to the wedding just to go through final details to check that the information we have is current and complete. Emailing you in this way, something that many companies do not do, is part of our careful attentive service. Your wedding is important to us and it is in everyone's interest that the day runs as smoothly as possible.
Can I book a wedding car as a surprise?
Absolutely. Perhaps you are a bride wanting to surprise your groom (and his best man) with a ride to your wedding in a classic sports car, or you are wanting to surprise your parents with a car that will make the big day even more special. Please mention this at the time you make your enquiry. We are used to keeping secrets and springing nice surprises, and will mark your records as "Keep Secret from Whoever", and ensure that any contact is made in such a way as not to give the game away.
Can we get picked up in the evening after our wedding reception?
Unfortunately, due to private hire regulations this is not a service we can offer.