DB Wedding Cars
Jaguar Wedding Cars
Family run business
Providing for the South West of England
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After years working in finance and IT, Dave Barnes craved a change of career. Or rather, to go back to his roots. His father and uncle had a car garage business in the small villages of Dauntsey Lock and Lyneham; cars had been, and still are, a family passion.
Over the years he had used his Jaguar cars (XFS & S Type) for many family and friend's weddings. Seeing an opportunity to start his own wedding car business with the help of his wife Sonia and youngest daughter Hannah, he grasped it with both hands. For the first 6 months of the new business he had to balance working full time for an international company and also starting DB Wedding Cars. Friends and family helped spread the word, and 3 friends - Terry, Dave F and Steve - all agreed to be 'back up' chauffeurs. All four chauffeurs have had training with IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists), making sure that all of them are safe, competent drivers. Sonia and Hannah put their skills of floristry and craft to good use; Sonia made all the floral displays for the cars and Hannah taught herself how to make the bows.
In January 2017 Dave was made redundant from his job of 15 years. For some this would have been a major blow, but for their family, they made it an opportunity. Spring 2017 saw the beginning of DB Executive Travel (click here to read more about that). Dave, Sonia and Hannah all worked hard to make their family business a success. That year they ended up having 3 times as many weddings than anyone expected them to have. As Executive Travel picked up even more in 2018 and Dave had less time on his hands, Hannah took over most of the running of DB Wedding Cars.
They have loved creating this successful business and are thrilled to be taking bookings a couple of years ahead! You can find all the details on how to book below.
All distances are from Royal Wootton Bassett.
Jaguar S Type (light blue)
40 miles: £275
60 miles: £325
80 miles: £375
Jaguar XFS (silver)
40 miles: £325
60 miles: £375
80 miles: £425
The silver Jaguar XFS is also licensed for executive travel; they can also provide transport for after the wedding, going back to the hotel or even onto the honeymoon (airports etc). They also do proms.
Click here to read more about DB Executive Travel.
What you can expect after getting in touch
After your first enquiry, either by phone or email, you will be given a quote within 24 hours. To secure the date they require 50% of the price as a booking fee (if the wedding is within 1 month, booking fee is 100% of the price). When they have received the booking fee you will be sent an invoice and also a draft 'booking form'. They complete this form to make certain that they know exactly what you require from them and also to minimise the risk of misunderstandings.
One month before the wedding they will get in touch to remind you that the final payment is due and also to check all the details are still correct. In the week before the wedding your chauffeur carries out a 'test run' to ensure he is aware of any potential hold ups and so he knows the route.
On the big day itself the chauffeur will leave their base in Royal Wootton Bassett and travel to a location within a couple miles of where you are. He will clean the car to pristine conditions using 'detailing spray' and check the bows and ribbons. You can expect your wedding car to arrive approximately 15 minutes before you need to leave. Your chauffeur will make sure you know he has arrived, and then wait patiently with the car. During the hot weather the car is kept cool and during cold weather it is kept warm. When you are ready to leave, whether that is earlier or later than the agreed time, your chauffeur will be ready.
You will be driven in a calm, professional manner and all conversations that happen in the car are kept strictly confidential. Once at your destination, your chauffeur will check the car is clean before opening your doors for you, making sure your dress/clothing stays clean.
In the week after the wedding, Hannah will get in touch to check everything went according to your plan and to ask for permission to use any photos. She will also ask if you would like to leave them a Google or Facebook review.
What's included in the price?
- Fully uniformed chauffeurs, including cap
- Choice of 42 different colour ribbons & bows
- White or cream floral display for back parcel shelf
- Bottled water, snack bars, mints, tissues, mirror are all available in the cars
- Multiple journeys if the locations are close; get in touch to find out more