How to Choose the Right Limo for Your Wedding
There are so many details involved in your wedding day that it’s easy to become overwhelmed during the planning stages. While you may have excellent help from your wedding party, family and friends, you undoubtedly want to have a hand in the small details. If you will be renting a limousine, or several, for your wedding day, you’ve got to know how to choose the right vehicle. Here are five ways that you can be sure you are getting the perfect car for your big day:
1. Ask for References
As with any other type of service, it’s important that you ask for recommendations from friends and family when trying to choose a limousine provider. Because not all companies are created equally, you should look for businesses that people you know have used and been pleased with. Alternatively, you can ask any limousine company that you are considering to provide you with a list of references. One of the most important questions to ask anyone that you speak to is, “Would you use the company again?”
2. Pick Your Car
Hiring a car is a big deal and not something that should be undertaken without a bit of research. While you may think that a traditional stretch limo is what you want, stop to consider whether it’s the best choice for your needs. If you have a large wedding party, you may be better off renting a stretch Hummer-type vehicle. If, on the other hand, only you and your spouse will be riding in the car, hiring something smaller like a Rolls Royce may be exactly what you need. Look for a company that provides a variety of vehicles for you to choose from so that you are sure to end up with a car that meets both your needs and expectations.
3. Shop Around
If you have more than one limousine provider in your area, make sure that you contact each to be sure that you are getting the best deal for the services offered. If there is a company that you’d prefer to deal with, don’t be afraid to show them the prices that you’ve been offered elsewhere. A great company will be willing to meet or exceed a better deal in order to retain your business.
4. Decide on Your Services
When you’re booking your limo, decide which services you want to pay for and which you want to skip. For instance, some limousine companies will provide a fully-stocked bar, hors d’oeuvres and even entertainment, for an extra fee. If you’ll be bringing along your own alcohol, you can skip the fully-stocked bar. If you’ll be stopping at to grab a bite to eat before the reception, hors d’oeuvres will be an unnecessary expense. Finding a company that allows you to pay for extra services a la carte can make your rental more affordable.
5. Get a Written Agreement
After you’ve worked out a deal with the limo company, make sure that you get a written, and signed, agreement. Put down any monies that are required to hold your vehicle and make sure to get the direct contact number of your driver. One of the biggest mistakes that you can make at this point is to neglect to secure a legally binding contract from your limo provider.
Choosing the right limousine for your wedding isn’t difficult if you take the proper steps. By looking for a reputable company with great references, choosing the appropriate services and getting a contract in writing, you are sure to pick the perfect limo for your big day.
Author: Jenny Wilson is a guest author for limousineservices.org, a site she loves to recommend for transportation information for special events.