We don’t have a car.
Well, I have a car—but it’s parked in my parents’ garage 300 miles away. In this city, there is no need for a car. And if you bring a car, you will have to park it outside the city and either walk or get a bus in, because you’ll be lucky if you find a parking space anywhere near where you want to park.
Image via Newham Council
Bad news for our guests who are traveling 200-plus miles to see us! We are suggesting traveling by train as there are two stations nearby, and recommending long-stay carparks just outside of the city for those who really need to drive.
But that’s only for parking for the weekend! There is nowhere around to park near our church and reception venue, so we are going to provide some transport between the two.
So with that in mind…say hello to…our vintage bus!
Image via Southcoast Motor Services
At first I really wanted the red vintage bus, but out of the two available in our area, one didn’t have enough seats and the other had already been booked!
Looking back, I’m glad we got the green and cream one. It’s so pretty and not at all what a normal vintage bus looks like, so it’s sure to stand out in pictures. Plus, I think the contrast between green and cream will look really pretty in black & white photos.
But they’re not just going to get a five-minute bus ride from the church to the reception venue, oh no. This beauty is going to take them on a journey around Brighton & Hove.
Our ceremony is at 2:00 PM and, as it’s a religious ceremony, it’s likely to last an hour. Our reception venue isn’t available until 4:00 PM, which gives us a whole hour to fill in between.
This will be a great time for the wedding party to head to the beach to get our photos taken, and in that time our guests will be learning a little more about the city we love.
Image via City Sightseeing
The church is just above the number “3″ there on the very left of the map. This entire route takes 50 minutes, so if we time it just right, they will hop off the bus at our reception venue at 4:00 PM exactly!
I’ve heard amazing reviews of this tour by tourists and locals alike, but I’m going to check it out myself one Saturday morning just to make sure our guests aren’t bored to death by the end of their journey!