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Q. What questions are important to ask a transport company before we book them for our special day?
A. Catherine White says: It's important to check if you can view the vehicles in person to meet the supplier and see if everything look as good as they appear in photographs. You can then compare what you're getting for your money if you're looking at several quotes. You'll also be able to see how much space is available in the vehicles for the bridal party and whether you can easily get in and out.
It's essential to ensure your suppliers offer a contract and that you're happy with what's included before you pay your deposit. If you don't understand or are unsure about anything, a good supplier will always take the time to explain things clearly.
If you're having different venues for your ceremony and reception, check that the supplier will take you to both and that they've quoted clearly for any extra mileage. If you've got a large party to transport, it's worth asking if they can undertake more than one trip if you're local.
Ask the team if they stay for photographs after your ceremony or once you arrive at the reception. They might even be happy to stop off en route at a local beauty spot so that you can really make the most of your hire time.
Lastly, check if decorations are included in the price. Transport companies usually provide ribbons, but some suppliers offer other decorations like flower garlands and married signs.
Catherine White, Dorset Dubhire