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Nice Wheels
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Roll your way to happily wedded after in an oh-so-original ride


The Ride: Lowcountry Loop Trolley
Who Should Book it: Traditionalists
Best Used for: bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal to rehearsal dinner & ceremony to reception
How to Get it: Lowcountry Loop Trolley: (843) 654-5199; www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com; Rates upon request

The Ride: Hybrid Cars
Who Should Book it: Tree-huggers
Best Used for: airport pickups, rehearsal to rehearsal dinner & ceremony to reception
How to Get it: Charleston Green Taxi: (843) 819-0846; www.charlestongreentaxi.com; Rates upon request

The Ride: London Black Cabs
Who Should Book it: Anglophiles
Best Used for: proposals, bachelor and bachelorette parties, ceremony to reception, reception send-off, & anniversary celebration
How to Get it: Charleston Black Cab Company: (843) 216-2627; www.charlestonblackcabcompany.com; $85/hour (one-hour minimum)

The Ride: 1950 Ford Truck AKA "Sweet Pea"
Who Should Book it: Down-Home Duos
Best Used for: reception send-off
How to Get it: Ooh! Events: (843) 881-7576; www.oohevents.com; $450/event (plus additional labor charge) 

The Ride: 1923 Charleston City Bus
Who Should Book it: Antiquarians
Best Used for: bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal to rehearsal dinner & ceremony to reception
How to Get it: Absolutely Charleston: (843) 747-4448; www.absolutelycharleston.com; $850/up to four hours (four-hour minimum); $110/additional hour

The Ride: 1963 VW Bus & Stretch VW Bus
Who Should Book it: Free Spirits
Best Used for: bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal to rehearsal dinner, ceremony to reception & reception send-off
How to Get it: Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co.: (843) 810-0107; www.lowcountryvalet.com (bus) $250/up to two hours, $125/each additional hour; (stretch bus) $600/up to four hours, $150/each additional hour 

The Ride: "The Cool Bus"
Who Should Book it: Wild Childs
Best Used for: bachelor and bachelorette parties
How to Get it: Charleston Cool Bus; (843) 793-8472; www.charlestoncoolbus.com; $120/hour (three-hour minimum)

The Ride: Vintage Rolls Royce (1955 stretch, 1961, 1962)
Who Should Book it: The Red Carpet-Inclinded
Best Used for: reception send-off, anniversary celebration
How to Get it: Star Limousine Service; (843) 745-6279; www.AStarLimo.com; $150-$200 per hour (three-hour minimum; includes complimentary champagne)

The Ride: 1929 "Charleston Green" Chevrolet
Who Should Book it: Retro Romantics
Best Used for: ceremony to reception, reception send-off &  anniversary celebration
How to Get it: Limos for Less; (843) 965-5466; LimosForLessCharleston@gmail.com; $300 for one hour; $400 for two hours; $150 per hour for three or more hours

The Ride: White School Bus
Who Should Book it: Teachers' Pets
Best Used for: rehearsal to rehearsal dinner & ceremony to reception
How to Get it: Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co.: (843) 810-0107; www.lowcountryvalet.com; $600 for up to four hours, $150/each additional hour




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