In short, NAWCP was 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 mini-cabs.
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.
Currently, wedding cars are exempt from being licensed like a taxi – yeah - 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 transportation.
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.
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,
Our vintage and classic wedding cars may not have seatbelts, but this does not signal that we can pack as many 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.