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Couple in Britain Chooses Unusual Wedding Transportation

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on January 15, 2011

We get a lot of unusual requests from our wedding limousine guests, and we do our very best to accommodate them. After all, we never forget that we’re in the hospitality business. However, this story about an English couple’s wedding transportation had us scratching our heads, wondering how we would have handled this request.

A couple who met more than 20 years ago, but became romantically involved after the bride-to-be took a job with her future husband at a waste hauling firm eschewed the traditional Rolls-Royce, stretch limos or other standard type of wedding transportation. They chose one of the company’s dumpsters, called “skips” in Britain, to take them to and from the ceremony. Skips are dumpsters tapered at both ends to allow for easy pickup and drop off.

At the happy couple’s request, their employer took one of his skips and converted it to a wedding carriage. The transformation took more than two weeks, and the groom did all the renovating himself. He sandblasted the skip inside and out to remove any residue, painted it blue with a glitter effect to match his bride’s dress, carpeted the inside and added a roof to protect them from the elements. He also added seat belts for safety and compliance with local laws and cut a drop-down door into the skip to make it easier for his bride to make a grand entrance. After the ceremony, the entire wedding party was transported to the reception in this most unusual wedding carriage.

We have to admit, we’ve never had to honor such a request. While we have many different wedding limousine options from which to choose, garbage dumpsters are not among them. That said, if you’re planning a wedding in the coming months and are looking for a Bay Area wedding limousine service, we are worthy of your consideration. We have the area’s best selection of stretch limousines, antique cars, party vans and other luxury transportation options for intimate groups of two to celebratory groups of 60 or more! No matter the size of your wedding party, we have a solution that will fit comfortably within your budget. It’s not too early to reserve your San Francisco wedding limo. Prime weekends in June are already filling up quickly, so give us a call at 1-800-339-8936 today! (Just don’t ask us about renting our dumpsters. Can’t help you out on that.)

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