Planning a picture-perfect wedding? If you've spent two seconds on Instagram or Pinterest, you've seen the trend: Couples are driving away from the single life in vintage cars and classic hot rods. Want to know how to jump on the trend and rent one for your own wedding ceremony? Here's everything you need to know.
Enterprise and Hertz for Exotic Sports Cars
The major rental car companies are not great hunting grounds for vintage cars, but if you are looking for a classic sports car you should check out the Hertz Dream Car Collection. In addition, The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise is available in select big cities around the country, and offers exclusive makes such as Aston Martin, Jaguar and BMW.
Turo Peer-to-Peer Marketplace for Vintage Cars
If you're set on having a vintage car for your wedding day, the peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace Turo has a huge selection of vintage vehicles for rent on its easy-to-use website. The site has a similar interface to Airbnb, right down a rating system that shows how many trips each vehicle has taken with customers and a map you can use to find cars in the area. The easiest way to book a vintage vehicle on Turo is to hit the "more filters" tab to select only vehicles built between a certain range of years (such as 1950-1970). Turo is especially great for car nerds with something specific in mind, as you can also filter the car choices by make. You can expect to pay a hefty fee for the most sought-after vehicles, like the impeccable 1959 Corvette we found priced at $700 a day (including insurance; read AutoSlash's primer on how it works).
Vinty for Vintage Cars
Vinty is a rental platform specifically designed for special events like weddings and photo shoots. One of the perks is that the price often includes extras such as champagne and "Just Married" signs. The website features options for browsing classic cars in general, or those specifically for weddings. You can search for vehicles to drive yourself or those with drivers available at an hourly rate. Prices vary widely depending on the type of car: a 1955 Rolls Royce for rent in Miami will run you $185 per hour with a driver, whereas a 1938 Rolls Royce Phantom III you can drive yourself in California runs $1,200 per day. In other words, shop around.
DriveShare for Classic Old Cars
DriveShare is a free car-sharing platform with its own app that includes insurance and roadside assistance in its prices. One advantage of this website is its active user community full of car enthusiasts ready to give a personalized touch to the renting experience that can make big events like weddings go more smoothly. For example, the owner of one big-finned 1961 Cadillac convertible in Nevada warns renters that the vehicle can't handle idling on the Vegas strip for very long, and suggests taking it on longer rides during the day. Rentals might set you back a few hundred bucks a day, and you should also budget an extra $500 or more for the security deposit on these types of vehicles.
BookAclassic for Vintage Cars
BookAclassic lets you rent vintage cars by the hour with a chauffeur (popular for super old and rare vehicles) or at a daily rate to drive yourself. Like Turo, BookAClassic provides a map of the rentals as well as detailed information about the cars. For example, we found a green 1968 Ford Mustang coupe that revs up to 70mph and can be decorated. One thing to keep in mind is that this website, which has been getting recent press in many European outlets, has fewer U.S. reviews right now than other options.