The Perfect Getaway

Start your honeymoon off on the right foot by leaving the party in style.

By: Kim Forrest

The expert: Linda Lindamood, vice president of transportation and logistics at Linder & Associates in Washington, DC

Her best advice: “Start thinking about transportation as soon as possible, at least six months in advance of your wedding day. The closer you get to your date, the more limited the available vehicle options will be. While it’s a good idea to book transportation for yourselves and your wedding party, it’s become very common for couples to provide transportation for all of their guests, especially if they’re having a lot of out-of-towners who aren’t familiar with the city, or if their venue has limited parking options. For the newlyweds themselves, limos are popular, but there are many other options that we love.”

Top Five Creative Transportation Options

For the Night Owl
Trolley
From $850 for three hours
Don’t want the night to end? Take your nearest and dearest on a moonlit trolley tour of the city.

For the Old-Hollywood Starlet
Vintage Car
From $650 for three hours
Cruise like Bogart and Bacall in a luxe old-school Bentley or Rolls-Royce.

For the Fairy-Tale Romantic
Horse-Drawn Carriage
From $600 for three hours
If Cinderella is your bridal-style icon, a horse-drawn carriage is the only way to start your happily ever after.

For the Environmentalist
Electric Cart
From $300 for two hours
You’ll stand out on the street—and make an earth-friendly statement—in a cute electric cart.

For the Offbeat Bride
Pedicab
From $130 for two hours
An open-air pedicab ride is a little wacky with a whole lot of whimsy.

This article first appeared in the Winter/Spring 2012 issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Click here to reserve your free copy.