I have heard a fairy-tale in which the prince comes to his wedding on a white horse, and takes his bride on his horse to his kingdom… I am not complaining, or discouraging the groom to use a horse on his wedding day, I only want to express a little warning or concern about the safety of the horse and groom I would like to share my experience with you today.
Your wedding day is all about feeling special and feeling beautiful (and of course about marrying the love of your life). What better way to start the celebrations, than to feel like a lady of luxury, slowly being drawn through the pebbled streets to the clip-clapping of horse’s hooves on the pavement? Stepping in to a luxurious carriage, with a smartly dressed coachman directing the horses, with the passing crowds desperate for a glance at the bride, is what all true fairy tales are made of.
If you have decided this is the transport to take you to your wedding, that you can really see yourself as part of a horse and carriage wedding then you will have a few things to consider when researching your horse drawn carriage hire. Carriages come in different sizes and styles as well as enclosed or open.
Depending on how many people you need to transport (usually just the bride and the father of the bride) and your preferred style, will help you decide what to go for.
The time of year may have an impact on your decision also. If you are having a summer wedding, you will probably decide on an open carriage however if it’s mid winter and the weather is predictably British (overcast with showers), an enclosed carriage may be more sensible.
You will also have the option of choosing the type of horse to draw your carriage. Many hire companies will offer you the chance to use a rescue horse. With no effect on the quality of your service, contributing your funds towards helping the rescue of horses is a great way to spend your wedding transport budget.
With a choice of different horses, perhaps from a pair of welsh cobs, to Belgium blacks, the coachman will assist every part of your journey, from entering the carriage to ensuring you arrive at the church on time.