It takes a little know-how to get to your wedding in Uganda on time and in style with your bridal party and guests in tow. Delicious food, emotional toasts, and a high-energy dance floor make for a fabulous party, but before any of that can happen you need to get there—preferably on time. Transportation glitches can get your day off to an awkward start, making you anxious, pushing back the festivities and leaving your guests feeling cranky. Here’s how to make sure you have a smooth, and fun, ride.
Book a Car Company Way in Advance
It is important that you hire your car company about four or five months out (after you’ve settled on your date, wedding party size, and ceremony and reception sites). If you’re getting married in September, October or November—otherwise known as the wedding season in Uganda —formal vehicles will be in high demand, so book your transportation even earlier. The same goes for special rides like vintage cars, the Rolls-Royce which is in shorter supply than your typical town car.
Think Beyond the Limo
Being the pomp car that it is, many people think that a limousine is the only way to go, but guess what? That isn’t the case no more. A limousine always works for a traditional wedding, but if that’s not your style, get creative and match your ride to your taste and wedding vibe. Whether you want a unique getaway to express your style or a fun way to give your bridal party and guests a lift, there are lots of options for wedding wheels, like a sleek Rolls-Royce, the Range Rover Sport or any other that suits your desires as a couple.
Don’t Leave Guests Stranded
If you’re hosting a lot of out-of-towners, like most couple’s today, consider providing them a ride from wherever it is that they gather to the wedding and back. That way, no one has to worry about navigating an unfamiliar city and getting lost in the end. Besides, save yourself the burden of constant phone calls from guests asking you to direct them to the venue. A charter bus or shuttle (that Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris can provide), which holds up to 60 passengers, will usually do the trick (it can take a couple of trips).
Book the Reservation in Person
Research companies online and chat with a few over the phone, but make your final reservation in person. You’ll then be able to get a look at the cars you and your entire entourage will be riding in (or at least a very similar one). This way you can avoid any unwelcome surprises by making sure the fleet looks in tip-top shape before putting down a deposit. Unless you’ve entrusted wedding planner get the job done for you.
Make Day-Of Playlists
You don’t have to ride to the wedding in silence—now’s the time to get in the mood. Make a few playlists of your favorite songs for your trips to the church, reception, and home at the end of the night. If you’re hiring shuttles for your guests, create playlists for their rides too (or maybe they’ll even offer to make one for you!)
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