What is NAWCP?
Set up to counter proposals by the Law Commission to require all wedding cars to have full local
authority private hire licenses. In layman terms, to put wedding cars in the same regulatory framework as taxis. So what, you might say.
Well, it’s a big deal, and something that would immensely impact negatively on wedding car providers, as well as you, the brides and grooms, looking for beautiful wedding transportation to
enhance your special day. A taxi just wouldn’t cut it.
National Association of Wedding Car Professionals
Currently, wedding cars are exempt from being licensed like a taxi, and NAWCP’s continuing
fight to keep our wedding cars exempt from such legislation means wedding car providers can continue to service all brides and grooms with reasonably priced vintage, classic, traditional and unique
Additionally, our historic vehicles can remain on the road to be seen, admired and remembered in wedding
photographs for years to come, instead of being tucked away as collectors items or ending up on the
scrapheap because they are just too costly to run, and/or prohibitively priced for brides and grooms to even consider using on their wedding day.
Carriage of Minors
You may have noticed that our terms and conditions clearly mention we are unable to carry children
under the age of three in most of our wedding cars, and we always ask during the booking process. It’s not said lightly, or to be difficult, or because we don’t like the wee’uns…it’s purely in
order to meet legal requirements. So please kindly take note of the following regulations for your safety and ours,
No minor under the age of sixteen can be carried in the front seat
No child under the age of three can be carried anywhere in our wedding cars with the exception of
our modern Mercedes fleet, which are equipped with seatbelts and carseats
No minors under the age of sixteen can be carried on their own. Minors must always be
accompanied by a responsible adult known to the minors
How many Passengers?
Our vintage and classic wedding cars may not have seatbelts, but this does not signal that we can
pack as many people as possible into them, no matter how small the passengers.
We are legally guided by the vehicle registration certificate of each wedding car, and cannot
overload the vehicle without putting our insurance cover at risk or in consideration of the dire consequences should an accident occur with an overloaded car. Please do not ask us to squeeze in one more person, or ask that a child sit on your lap, and do not take offence when asked and we politely say no.