Tips for Choosing a Limousine for Your Wedding Party
August 8th, 2013
Planning a wedding can be a logistical challenge but it is important to consider transportation for your wedding party. A limousine is a popular choice but it doesn't need to be limited to transport just the bride and groom. You can show your appreciation for key members of your wedding party by allowing them to enjoy luxury transportation. There is a great selection of choice for wedding limousines so here are a few tips to help you choose the vehicle and service best suited to your needs.
Obtain Referrals: Ask family and friends if they know of any companies which have provided great service. They will have friends and acquaintances that have recently married and will be able to tell you about which company they used and if they were happy with the standard of service.
Book Early: It is important to book as early as possible. Popular models of limousine can be booked months in advance, so if you have specific needs, you need to book early. While many limousine models can accommodate up to ten or twelve passengers, if your wedding party is larger you will need a more specialized vehicle. Certain models of limousine can carry up to twenty passengers, but may be less readily available.
Take the Time to Research Options: You should plan time to speak to potential companies and check out their selection of vehicles. Reputable companies are happy for you to view the vehicle before booking. Be wary of any company who is reluctant to allow this, as it could be an indicator of a poor quality vehicle or that they subcontract the work and you will not know about the vehicle or driver until the big day. Check with the company, that the vehicle you are viewing is the one which you will be using. Ask about vehicle maintenance, included features and driver standards. They should be able to assure you about contingency plans in the event of a problem and the professionalism of their drivers.
Pricing: Many companies offer special wedding packages, but remember that cheaper isn't always better. You may regret saving a few dollars if the vehicle is not what you expected or your driver does not deliver a professional service. Be wary of deals which seem too good to be true. Very cheap deals may indicate a company which cuts corners on regular maintenance, uses unprofessional drivers or older vehicles.
Get the Details in Writing: When you have chosen a service, be sure that you receive a written contract which covers all the details including any potential fees. This will ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises and will provide a reassurance of what the company has committed to deliver. Avoid any companies which operate without written contracts, this provides you no potential recourse in the event of a problem.
Check in: Speak to the company about a week before the big day, to confirm everything is on schedule and the exact details. Confirm the driver is familiar with the route and will adjust their timings to accommodate any road traffic issues on the day.
A limousine can add a great detail to make your wedding party arrangements perfect. Choosing the right service will allow you to relax and enjoy your big day with the people you love and care for. If you are interested in learning more about limousines or which model would be suitable for your wedding party, contact us. We have a wide fleet of vehicles incorporating vehicles of all sizes and would be delighted to assist you with any questions you may have and help you ensure your big day is wonderfully memorable.
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