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As a cherished figurehead at Last Minute Travel, I've had the distinct pleasure of orchestrating countless journeys, but none quite so enchanting as those bound for the altar. Today, my musings are set on a quintessentially romantic choice for your wedding day: the horse and carriage. A mode of transport that evokes the time-honoured charm of a fairytale, it is a statement of elegance and grace that will leave an indelible mark on your special day.

Choosing the Right Carriage

When selecting the perfect horse and carriage, one must consider the theme of the wedding, the venue, and the couple's personal style. Whether you're dreaming of a Cinderella-inspired pumpkin carriage or a more traditional vis-à-vis pulled by a pair of majestic horses, we at Last Minute Travel have a fleet that caters to every fancy.

Matching the Theme

Your chosen chariot should complement the overarching theme of your ceremony. For a vintage affair, a classic landau carriage might be the perfect fit, while a more rustic wedding could call for a simpler, country-style buggy.

Venue Logistics

Navigating the logistics of your venue is crucial. Some locations may have specific requirements or limitations for horse and carriage arrangements. Rest assured, our team is adept at liaising with venues across the UK to ensure a seamless experience.

Selecting the Horses

The horses, noble and true, are the heart of your carriage experience. We pride ourselves on our well-groomed and trained equine companions. From the proud Shire to the elegant Friesian, we match the horses to your aesthetic and practical needs.

Temperament and Appearance

Choosing a horse with a calm demeanor is paramount, especially amidst the bustle of a wedding. Their appearance, too, should be considered – dappled greys add a touch of magic, while sleek blacks offer a dash of sophistication.

Carriage Amenities

Comfort is not to be overlooked amid the allure. Our carriages come with plush seating, and we can discuss decorations that echo your wedding's colour palette. After all, every detail contributes to the storybook departure.

Logistical Considerations

Planning the route and accounting for timing is a service we provide with meticulous attention to detail. We ensure that the pace is leisurely enough to savor the moment yet punctual to the proceedings of your day.

Booking Your Carriage

To secure the horse and carriage of your dreams, we recommend reaching out well in advance of your wedding date. This allows us to tailor the experience to your desires and manage all the intricacies that will make your entrance and exit as memorable as the vows exchanged.

Consultation and Customization

Our team is enthusiastic about personalizing your carriage experience. From the ribbons adorning the horses' manes to the route lined with adoring guests, each element is an opportunity to reflect your unique love story.

Why Choose Last Minute Travel

Despite our moniker, we are connoisseurs of the carefully planned and the exquisitely executed. Our fleet, from the majestic Rolls Royce to the versatile Mercedes V-Class, is matched only by our commitment to service. The horse and carriage, while a niche offering, is one we provide with the utmost pride and professionalism.

Our Diverse Fleet

Beyond the horse-drawn wonders, we boast an extensive array of transport options. From the elegance of a Bentley to the celebration-ready exuberance of a party bus, we cater to all tastes and occasions.


Choosing the perfect horse and carriage for your wedding day is more than just a transport decision – it's the creation of a moment that will be cherished for a lifetime. At Last Minute Travel, we are dedicated to making those moments happen, with a touch of magic, a dash of luxury, and a commitment to creating joyous memories that stand the test of time.

Embark on your journey with us, and let the romance of a bygone era whisk you away to the beginning of your happily ever after.

For more details or to arrange a personal consultation, navigate through our offerings with ease by visiting our Booking Your Carriage section or exploring our Diverse Fleet for alternatives that might catch your eye.

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