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After spending months planning
your wedding, you want every-
thing to run smoothly on the day,
and one of the easiest way's to
ensure the day runs to plan is to
Transport is one of the great
finishing touches in the wedding
plans and will help set the mood
for the wedding ceremony and
How you arrive at the wedding
and depart from the ceremony
and reception is a large part of the
wedding day feel.
The best weddings involve cre-
ativity, unique style and planning
on the part of the couple, and
transportation is no exception.
Of all the types of wedding
transportation available, a limou-
sine service is one of the most
popular and is a classic symbol of
Most limousine services are
very flexible and can offer a chauf-
feur for the entire day, or just an
hour or two.
The choice depends on what
your wedding day involves.
White limousines are the most
formal type, and although the
standard seating is four to six peo-
ple many can hold up to 12 people
at a time.
Of course, in addition to a lim-
ousine, other cars can also be
used for the transporting of the
wedding party or family mem-
Vintage cars are always a pop-
ular and fun choice of transport to
the wedding and many modern
weddings have seen the use of
either the bride of the grooms
favourite model of car in varying
How you choose to create your
wedding experience is up to you
and your loved one and should
suit your individual style and the
style of the wedding.
MUSTANG MAGIC: Vintage cars are a popular choice for weddings. PHOTO: Hotimage Photography.
Cruise in class
The best way to unwind after months
of planning your wedding day is with
While it is easy to get caught up in
the wedding plans, don't forget that
the honeymoon will require as much
thought and consideration.
Remember that it is the first trip
you will be taking as a married couple
so you want it to enjoy it.
You should choose a destination
that you both like.
Work out a suitable budget for your
honeymoon and remember to include
all the expenses.
These will include airfare, accom-
modation, car rental, meals, sou-
venirs, sightseeing trips and taxes.
Working with a local travel agent
will ensure you get the best deals and
cover all your bases.
Travel agents will be able to advise
on costs, local customs and visa issues
for your chosen destination.
Once you have decided on your
destination, be sure to book your
plane tickets and accommodation as
early as possible.
Make a note of all reservation and
receipt numbers so that you will
always have a point of reference if any-
thing goes wrong.
You might also want to set up a
manilla folder in your filing cabinet or
a folder for all the paperwork relating
to your honeymoon.
Include a list of phone numbers for
all the places you will be staying dur-
ing your trip and all other related serv-
If travelling overseas, you'll need a
Make sure yours is valid and
remember that the names on your
plane tickets must match the names
on your passport.
When booking your plane tickets,
be sure to use your maiden name.
There may be visas required for cer-
tain destinations so be sure to apply
for these if you need to. You may need
to meet certain pre-requisites before
For example, if you are travelling
somewhere exotic, you may need to
have vaccinations before you leave.
You might need to buy luggage and
purchase any travel accessories you
These could include electrical
adaptors, film for your camera, batter-
ies and sunscreen.
Organise your credit cards and
make sure they are valid.
You'll need to have enough money
or travellers cheques for the trip.
It is a good idea to purchase some
currency of the country you are visit-
ing as it is always a good idea to have a
little cash on hand when you arrive.
Make sure that all your reservations
have been confirmed and give a copy
of your itinerary to a friend or relative.
Include a list of phone numbers so
that you can be reached in a case of
If you are going away for more than
a month, arrange to have your bills
paid and make sure any outstanding
bills have been paid for.
Make sure any pets are taken care of
while you are away.
Ask a friend to keep an eye on your
house and to stop by to water plants
and pick up any mail.
Most importantly of all, make sure
you take the time to relax and enjoy the
TIME TO RELAX: Your honeymoon is the perfect chance to relax after the
wedding and enjoy being newlyweds. PHOTO: Firefly Images.
Head off on
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A honeymo on.. .
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