Notes from the Carriage Trade

5 Last-Minute Wedding Tips That Will Save the Day

No matter how much you plan for the Big Day, there will still be things that need to be taken care of right before the wedding. What are some of the best last-minute wedding tips, though? How to “save the day” even when you are running out of time? We have gathered some of the most important things to know – so make sure to read on if you want to find out more.


  • To make sure you don’t waste too much time minutes before the wedding starts, organize all of your décor items in transparent plastic bins. This will help you (or whoever is dealing with arranging the décor) to put everything in its own place in the shortest time possible.
  • Create a contact list with all of your wedding party members and give it to your wedding planner. This way, he/she will be able to efficiently fix any issue that may appear along the way without having to bother you with it.
  • Don’t strain yourself – literally. OK, we know all brides want to look gorgeous for their Big Day, but the truth is that pushing yourself too hard over your body’s limits will only lead to sore muscles on your wedding day. Keep your exercising as light as possible one week before the wedding date to avoid this.
  • Practice being a bride. That’s right, you should practice walking in your wedding dress and shoes. The last thing you want is to realize it’s terribly uncomfortable as you walk down the aisle!

And if you want your Big Day to be absolutely unforgettable, don’t forget to rent a carriage from Vintage Carriage Company too! We hold an impressive collection of carriages to suit all wedding styles – so don’t hesitate to come by and take a look regardless of what your wedding theme may be.

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How To Decide to (or Not to) Invite Children to your Wedding

Your wedding is a very important moment in your life and you will want all of your loved ones to be there for you. However, whether or not you choose to invite children at your wedding is entirely up to you. How to decide if you should (or shouldn’t) invite children to your wedding? Read here and follow these tips to make this decision easier for you.



  • First and foremost, keep in mind that this is your Big Day and your guests’ should be more than understanding if you decide not to invite their kids at your wedding. Don’t feel bad for wanting your wedding day to be perfect from all points of view.
  • Also, remember that you don’t have to invite all of your children. If you have kids with whom you have a more special relationship, you can invite them only. Even more, you can choose to invite them only for the ceremony or only for the reception.
  • Ask yourself how old are the children. It is likely that if they are past a certain age they will keep the peace and quiet during your wedding and that they will not get into too much trouble. Also, it is important that you know these kids’ personality too (there may be a lot of very young children who are very nice and behave very well too).
  • Last, but not least, if you do invite kids to your wedding, don’t forget to entertain them too. From having a special place arranged just for them to providing them with toys and activity games, there are tons of options – and most of them can be customized to fit your wedding as well.

If you want this day to be memorable, don’t forget to stop by Vintage Carriage Company. Our impressive collection of wedding carriages is waiting for you! Come, take a look around and choose one to carry you to/from your wedding!

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Make Your Rehearsal Dinner Unforgettable With These 5 Tips

If you want to make your rehearsal dinner unforgettable, you have come to the right place. We have gathered some of the very best tips to help you plan the perfect rehearsal dinner as a “preview” of the Big Day itself. Read on and find out more.


  1. Choose a venue that’s completely different from your wedding venue. Remember, this is a different event and you will want your guests to actually feel the “diversity”. If you want to, you can even plan your rehearsal dinner at home, over barbecue and beers – and it will be more than accepted to do this.
  2. Don’t plan too much. You’ve already put a lot of effort into making sure that every single detail of the Big Day is in its own place – you don’t have to stress over the rehearsal dinner too. This is an informal party meant to help your guests get to know each other before the actual wedding – so you shouldn’t over-plan
  3. Make sure you have a lot of toasts. They will break the ice, they will be entertaining and they will make your guests feel much more at ease with each other (thus, they will be much less stressed out when they will have to give the actual toast at the wedding).
  4. Don’t stay up too long. OK, you want this dinner to be special – but keep in mind that most of the guests (you included!) will have a long day ahead of them so finishing off earlier will actually be better for everyone.
  5. Plan some fun activities. Games, slideshows, dancing – make sure your guests are entertained and that they feel good even if this is not the “Big Day” itself. They will definitely love to spend some quality time with their soon-to-be married friends and/or relatives!

And if you want the wedding to be really special, don’t forget to stop by Vintage Carriage Company. We hold a gorgeous collection of wedding carriages for rent, so you will have a lot of options when it comes to your “royal” means of transportation for the Big Day. Come, take a look around and we guarantee our carriages will make this moment even more unique!

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Cool Ways to Serve Beer at Your Wedding

If you want your wedding to be unforgettable and if you are searching for some really cool ways to serve beer at your wedding, you should definitely read on. We have put together some of the very best ideas to inspire you and we guarantee you will love all of them!


  • Homemade beer. Want to spoil your guests with something really special? Making your own craft beer is a one of the cool ways to serve beer at your weddings. Personalize the bottles with custom-made labels and your beer will be 100% unique!
  • Custom barrels. You don’t have to hide the kegs behind the bar – and especially not if they come shaped as barrels. If you plan on having a rustic/country weddings, your beer barrels will make for the perfect element of décor.
  • Beer bars. People love DIY bars of all kinds – so why wouldn’t they love their own “beer station” at your wedding? Provide them with craft beer taps and they will be more than happy! Again, this works especially well with rustic weddings, but it can work fine with just about any other type of wedding as long as you decorate the station in a way that goes along with your theme.
  • Special containers. Don’t just place your beer bottles/cans in large containers – be creative about it! From old wooden barrels to wooden boats, there is a very wide range of options when it comes to the container you can use for your beers – so don’t be afraid to use your imagination.

And if you want this day to be really special, don’t forget about Vintage Carriage Company. We can rent out a splendid variety of carriages to make you feel truly unique on the biggest day of your life – so make sure to contact us if you want to find out more!

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