A ton of details goes into planning a wedding, and it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the entire process. But some components often get looked over when planning a wedding and one of those is often the transportation. Although it may not seem like the most glamorous part of the celebration, it’s very important and can be one of the most exciting aspects of your wedding. If you rent a wedding limousine, that is. Renting a limo for the big day can help relieve any stress concerning the transportation of guests, the bridal party, and of course, ensuring you and your new spouse have plenty of time to relax in luxury.
1. Reserve Your Wedding Limousine Early
Wedding limos book up fast. The best thing you can do for yourself is to book the wedding limousine early on in the planning process, preferably at least six months before the wedding. Summer is a busy time for weddings, and many limo companies may book up a year in advance. If you’re planning a summer wedding or have set a date during prom season or around a major holiday, start the transportation planning right away. Before you book, you may wish to visit the limo company in-person to ensure the vehicles are attractive and updated and can offer the amount of room you need.
2. Plan Out Your Itinerary
You don’t need to have your time-frame figured out down to the second for your wedding, but when you’re talking to the limo company, you want to have some sort of an idea in regards to starting times, time blocks, and drop-off times. In addition to the numbers, inform the limo company of any details that’ll require transportation on the wedding day. For example, are you getting your hair and makeup done at a venue other than the ceremony? Do you want to have pictures done before you walk down the aisle, and do you have multiple photo locations you’d like to visit with your partner? Get an idea in your head of what will be needed from your limo rental.
3. Have a Realistic Budget
Details can quickly add up when planning a wedding, from the flowers to the dress. And the transportation for your wedding day needs to fit into your budget. When you speak with a wedding limo service, ask them how they charge their clients and if there is any special pricing for weddings. Most companies charge for a block of time plus the driver’s gratuity, so it will come in handy when you are looking at your already established timeline when booking the limo. You can determine right away if your budget matches up with the amount of time you need the limo for. Wedding limo companies want their clients to be happy and will often work with bride-to-be’s to come up with a package that fits your budget.
4. Read Reviews and Get Referrals
If you loved the limousine at the previous wedding you were, you can ask the couple for reference and reviews. You could also ask your friends, family, or colleagues as well. If that doesn’t yield fruit, you should do some research online and read company reviews from previous customers.
Reviews will help you decide whether a company is worth considering for your special day or not. It’s imperative for you to compare several companies because this is the one time in your life that things cannot go wrong.
During your research, ensure that the limousine service is both licensed and insured, then check their safety records while you’re at it. Check the age of the limo, and whether they have a cancellation policy and what it says. Ask if they provide extras as well just in case you need a few more things to make the trips even more memorable.
5. Make Sure to Get it in Writing
Once everything has been set and decided with the limo company, make sure all the details are very clear and the business provides you with a written agreement. This contract is very important and should include the type of limousines reserved, the total price, any deposits required or put down, refund policies, all arrival and departure times and locations, overtime fees and start times, and any special requests. Being aware of every detail in the contract will give you peace of mind going into the big day.
6. It’s All About Details
Just as beneficial as it is for you to get all the rental details in writing from the limo company, it is helpful for them to receive all of the logistics from you in advance. This includes exact addresses and alternate routes just in case there is any unexpected traffic or construction on the day of. Also, provide the limo company with the numbers of your maid/matron of honor, bridesmaids, and possibly your parents so that if any snags or questions arise, they don’t bother you on the big day. You’ve got enough to worry about!
Your wedding day should be nothing short of perfect, and if you want a limo to achieve your dream wedding, then you need to get one from a professional limousine service. There are numerous companies out there all advertising great services, but you still need to do your due diligence.
When you’re booking your wedding limo, it’s also a good time to think about any other type of transportation you’ll need. Will out-of-town guests need to be picked up at the airport? Will anyone need to be dropped off at their hotel after the reception? You can hire a limo to take care of your family members and guests, and ensure no one has to worry about arriving on time to the festivities, or making it back to their accommodation safely. When you book more than one vehicle for your wedding, you will often receive a discount price for the bundle booking, so you can save money and bring peace of mind to everyone.
Ask any and all questions you may have and ensure you get down to the gritty details before you finally settle for the best service. With that said, Santos VIP Limousine has professionally trained chauffeurs, and we offer the best wedding limo services in New Jersey. Call or text us today to speak with one of your wedding coordinators to start planning the best day ever!