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.
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!