Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Wedding Car

Eh, the wedding cars were a pain in our backside!
 
Remember ages ago I told you that I didn't really care about the wedding cars? Like in my mind, people barely see them, neither A or I are big car people and so we just wanted to get out of it as cheaply as possible, while not getting our dad to drive us. Well maybe it was my "non-caring" that made it so difficult for us to lock in a car.
 
To begin with, it was finding the time on a weekday to see the cars, then we loved the first one we saw (on the Friday), sent them an email to book (on the Monday) and was told (on the Tuesday) that someone else had beaten us to it (on the Sunday) because we left it such a long time (3days) between seeing the limo and emailing them.
 
Argh.
 
We made a time to go and view another similar limo. When we arrived at the appointment, we were greeted with bags of dirty nappies on the front door step. Funnily enough, this didn't entirely put us off, what did it for us in the end was how small the limo was. It seems people's definition of 10 seater varies greatly and we need enough room for 10 people PLUS my dress!
 
The final group we spoke to, the guy over the phone told me he had the best cars and offered to price match my previous two offers, so in hope of finishing this car deal once and for all, A and I gave up our Wednesday night, trained and drove over to the other side of Sydney. The limo was great, we were impressed... now to pay a deposit.... ohhh yes and find out that the "lowest price" he could do was in fact the standard rate and $200 more than we were told over the phone.
 
Are you kidding me? I don't go out of my way to see things I cannot afford.
 
I know you are thinking $200 is not that much, but I have heard things creep up on you later in the planning process, so I am trying to stick to my guns now.
 
A few emails back and forth and we negotiated a rate in the middle.
 
A and I were so relieved. This is the first thing we have really had difficulty with since we started planning.
 
Finally - we have a super stretch Chrysler 300CC with Jet Door to take us all to the wedding! 






11 comments:

  1. Oh how frustrating! Well done on the negotiations though, that car looks awesome!!

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    1. Thanks hun, it should be a lot of fun!

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  2. Very nice! Good work with the negotiating! We were looking at one of those, but the price! :|
    Since when is three days such a long time!? Bet you are glad for one less thing to worry about. :)

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    1. Yeah this actually worked out to be the cheapest option for us, because we only need that limo and nothing else - it is going to pick A and his boys up and then come back to get myself, my dad and my bridesmaids.

      It is good to have it ticked off, how are your plans going?

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  3. I love that limo, well done!
    I am so frustrated with people in wedding industry all together. I feel like 70% of them are trying to milk young couples as much as possible.

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    1. Thanks sweety! I know exactly what you mean and that is why I was not backing down on this one! It seems the consumer regulations or even just common decency doesn't apply to the wedding industry, but in saying that I really think we have found some gems in our suppliers.

      When is your wedding again? xx

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  4. Ah what an idiot!! At least you guys have booked and secured this one! Negotation goes along way haha.. Gorgeous car will look fab!
    Ps: Welcome back x

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  6. That is great you got a wedding car of your choice after lot of negotiations. I was in confusion when looking for wedding car. Weddings are a special occasion of life and Wedding cars ought to be special. I tried wedding car from ryanchauffeurservices and was impressed wit their services.

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  7. Finding a wedding car is definitely not easy, particularly if you want to strictly stick to your budget. Glad you found a nice luxury car for your wedding and at the price you want. This limo is a perfect wedding car. I love it!

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