Golf carts aren’t just for the golf course! Wedding golf cart rentals are a popular form of wedding transportation here in Central Florida. Whitney from Mid Florida Golf Cars shares why adding golf carts to your wedding can help the wedding flow in so many ways.
It’s your wedding day. It’s the happiest day of your life and you’ve planned for absolutely everything.
You have gone over your seating chart for the millionth time and warned your day-of coordinator about your sassy Aunt Karla who gets a little “loud” when she’s had one too many drinks.
You sent your timeline to your bridesmaids and gave Stacey an altered copy that says she has to be at the hotel a whole hour earlier than she needs to be because Stacey is always the last to arrive — and ALWAYS arrives late.
But what you didn’t plan for is the how long the walk would be from the parking lot to the wedding space and how Grandpa’s trick knee is about to pull a fast one on him.
More than ever, couples are choosing creative outdoor spaces for their wedding venues. In a 2017 article for The Knot Pro, Anja Winnika explains that the percentage of brides that require a “scenic backdrop/locale had gone up from 44% to 48%.” She goes on to say that another priority of brides was an indoor/outdoor venue space.
Winnika writes, “Stylistically, semi-casual weddings are still growing in popularity and especially black-tie weddings are down.”
These creative indoor/outdoor spaces sometimes need creative transportation solutions.
Here are five fun and useful ways to incorporate golf carts into your wedding.
1. Transportation to and from a wedding space.
Scenic outdoor wedding spaces, such as barns or museum landscapes, add a beautiful backdrop to any ceremony. Although ideal for photos, these spaces can sometimes lead to long walks to and from the ceremony space for the happy couple, the bridal party, and your wedding guests. Save your guests’ dancing feet by incorporating a golf cart into your logistical plan.
2. Rain, rain go away…
… unless it’s summer in Florida, then it’s here to stay.
As WESH 2 News explains, “the wet season in Central Florida lasts an average of five months. It generally begins in late May and runs through mid-October. 61% of our total annual rainfall is received during these five months.”
Depending on the distance from the parking lot to your event space, you could be setting your guests up for a soggy, soppy celebration during these summer months.
Mid Florida Golf Cars’ six-passenger golf carts come equipped with both windshields and roofs, keeping your guests dry when used to shuttle them to and from their car.
3. Get your furry friends down the aisle.
We’ve all been to that wedding where the bride and groom have enlisted their four-legged friends as the ring bearer and flower girl. We’ve also been to that same wedding where said ring bearer has no intention on delivering the ring and instead starts to wrap its leash around the wedding guests’ chairs, taking all the attention away from the bride and groom.
Get pets safely (and securely) down the aisle in the bed of one of our 3×3 box carts. This will ensure that you still get to incorporate your fur-babies into your special day, while also keeping the focus on you and your partner.
4. DIY brides, have no fear.
Your set-up assistant is here! From the centerpieces and decorations to the wedding favors, a DIY bride can spend countless hours creating memorable items for her wedding day that need to be transported to the wedding venue.
Don’t spend a moment longer than necessary unpacking and hauling supplies by foot to the ceremony and reception space. Our box carts and four-passenger golf carts with flip seats make set-up a breeze by giving you the ability to drive your supplies wherever they need to go.
5. No more “pee-mergencies” for the family farm and barn weddings.
With the average wedding having 127 people in attendance, you are sure to have to include extra outdoor restrooms into your wedding “decor” while hosting at your family farm or barn.
Keep the additional restrooms safely out of sight by offering a restroom shuttle to your guests. Doing this allows your guests to still access your restrooms quickly while keeping them out of the focus of your photographer’s lens.
Photography by LAF Photography
Wedding Venue Orlando Science Center
Whitney is the Director of Business Development at Mid Florida Golf Cars, one of the oldest and largest golf car dealers and rental fleet providers in the United States. Family-owned since 1988, the company is based in Orlando, Florida, and has a location in Harrisonburg, Virginia, which operates as Virginia Golf Cars.
MFGC provides golf car sales and rentals to individuals, Fortune 100 companies, and all types of customers in between. It is an authorized dealer for EZ-GO, Club Car, Yamaha, Cushman, and Carryall.