Both the Rolls Royce and Bentley are perfect companions for your wedding day. Indeed, if you were to conduct a public survey on which car is better, you might find few people will favour one over the other. Here, we take a look at both models.
The Rolls Royce Phantom Extent Wheelbase – no with more Leg Space
According to the Directer of Design at Rollys-Royce, Giles Taylor, the new Phantom Extend Wheelbase Rolls-Royce has a ‘significant increase in length’ on previous models thanks to 250mm of additional legroom. Therefore, this car is particularly well suited for weddings and other special events, when people want enough space to be able to have a sip of champagne and extended their legs before and after the ceremony (and especially all that dancing).
Or the Traditional Bentley for a Classical Touch
The Classic Bentley embodies the very best of 20th century fashion, whether it’s from the Roaring ’20’s, the ’50’s or the ’80’s, and is one of the most popular choices for wedding couples, particularly harmonious with weddings that contain a vintage theme. To some, the Bentley conjures up images of 1920s schoolboys who inherited the luxury cars from their fathers and didn’t need to earn a living at the time. For others, this may be the embodiment of young rebellion and a sense of new freedom and a new beginning, something that could easily correlate with a wedding theme.
The Rolls-Royce and the Bentley – like comparing two different Luxury Wines?
Like fine wine, these cars can often increase in value the older and rarer they become, provided there is enough demand for them from investors. Neither car necessarily possesses any greater distinction than the other; the appreciation of each one depends on the perspective of the individual, although in many ways the Rolls-Royce and Bentley are very similar cars.
Harmonise a vintage model with an older venue
If you’re considering hiring an older (pre 1930) Rolls-Royce or Bentley, it may look slightly strange when parked next to a building that was constructed in the last 10 years. Likewise, a more recent model from the 2000s may look confused sitting next to an Elizabethan country house, although this is open to debate and depends on the opinion of the bride and groom.
As another example, an extravagant 1973 Jaguar E-type V12 Classic Roadster would look prefer in a more exotic, sunnier location like St Tropez, where the deep blue colour of the vehicle would look fantastic against a deep blue sky and turquoise sea. In contrast, the 1963 Bentley S3 with its distinctively vintage appearance would look harmonious next to a medieval church or any historic landmark dating back to at least the Edwardian period. For more versatility, however, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 4 Door Convertible could look fantastic in both modern and historic settings with its vintage but less rugged and aged appearance than other models from this era.
Take a test Ride before the Big day
You want to get a feel for the car before your wedding day, so why not ask for a test drive with your fiancé to determine what age, colour and style of car you would prefer. Of course, if someone else is arranging all of this for you, let them know what you are looking for well i
Martyn Collins is the Founder of We Chauffeur You Ltd which provides a luxury chauffeur and car hire service for weddings, based in Chelmsford, Essex and serving London.