Hiring buses for your wedding day is one of the best ways to ensure the whole event goes smoothly. If you leave guests to their own devices when it comes to transport, you'll be faced with late arrivals that can take the day off its course. A wedding shuttle bus will also help solve other problems, like minimal parking space.
However, most people don't associate something as everyday as bus travel with experiences as luxurious as weddings. That's why it's a good idea to take those few extra steps to make your wedding shuttles a more deluxe experience. You'll avoid wedding day logistics nightmares, and your guests will thank you for the fun and seamless experience—it's a win-win.
Here are a few ways you can amp up your wedding buses.
Choose Buses with Toilets
When you think 'deluxe', toilets are probably the last thing that comes to mind. But in reality, having a toilet on the bus can make the shuttle experience feel far more high-end. At busy times of day, the route from the ceremony or the guests' hotels to the reception venue can take quite a while. The last thing you want is for your guests to spend that journey crossed-legged and desperate to use the toilet, arriving at the reception in a disgruntled mood. Toilets are even more important if you think your guests will be indulging in pre-drinks before arriving, as they'll be even more likely to need a toilet en route.
Serve Champagne on Arrival
On the subject of drinks, another way to make the experience more luxurious is to serve them on board. Many bus hire companies allow customers to eat and drink while onboard, and some even allow alcohol within reason. Serving guests a small glass of champagne as they board the shuttle can help keep the atmosphere up during the journey and make everyone feel special. Just remember to keep the limit at one glass per person so your guests don't get drunk before they arrive. You could also ask your caterer to prepare a selection of nibbles to serve in lieu of champagne or alongside it.
Provide Guests with Entertainment
These days, many charter buses have at least one TV monitor onboard to display entertainment. Some may even have monitors in the back of each seat. You can take advantage of this and tailor the entertainment to your wedding day by preparing a slideshow or home video of you and your spouse-to-be. Alongside keeping guests entertained on the journey, this personal touch will make everyone feel like your buses were made just for this special day.
To learn more, contact a bus hire company.