Weddings are a special occasion in everyone’s lives. Most will spare no expense to ensure they have the perfect day. The most important part of the wedding is making sure the necessary parties are there. The car you arrive in on your wedding day can be and should be one of class, just like your wedding. For most, the obvious choice is a limousine. Not only are they beautiful and traditional, they’re also practical. This is because of their extra seating. Which means, if you’re looking for transportation for your entire wedding party, than limousines are your best bet. There are some things you should do to best organise your wedding limo:
Book way, way in advanced
It may sound a bit drastic to say that you should book at least six months in advanced. This is because limo hire companies are often very busy. So as to ensure you get the vehicles you want and from the company you’d prefer, it’s best to book as soon as you’ve panned out the details. If you’re planning on getting married during April, May, or June, you need to book further in advanced. This is known as wedding and prom season and many limousine hire companies are fully booked at this time. You should compare prices. Decide when you’ll need the limos. Decide how many you’ll need.
Book in person
Booking in person is essential and anyone who wants everything to go as plan will agree. The reason for this is so that you’ll be able to check everything out for yourself. This way you can check the limousines yourself, to make sure they’re the right model, size and condition. Try to at least make your final booking in person. It is honestly the best way to make sure you’ll avoid any nasty surprises on your special day.
Consider possible delays
When arranging times to be transported in your wedding limos, you should accommodate at least half an hour for delays. You never know what may happen on the day. Traffic may end up being particularly bad. Or there may end up being a hair/makeup delay while getting things just right, for example. With life being so unpredictable, we can always afford to have a little leeway. So make sure you’re all set to leave at least half an hour before and make sure your limo hire services are set to be there half an hour earlier than your schedule. You don’t want anybody thinking they’ve been left at the alter.
Who’s in the limos
In order to figure out how many limos you’ll need to hire, you’ll have to figure out who will be riding in the limos. There are many ways to split the limousines, to accommodate your wedding party. For example, let’s assume you need to get both the bride and groom, their parents and the groomsmen and bridesmaids. Depending on how many people are involved, the more limos you’ll need. If the bride and groom each have a limo to get there, you can save money by having each drive with their bridesmaids or grooms men. And have the parents ride in a third limo together. Alternatively the bride and groom could each ride with their parents and get either limos for their respective groomsmen and bridesmaids. After the ceremony, the newlywed couple will share a limo to the reception and this is a chance to dismiss a limo if you arrange it that way. Once at the reception though, you can stick with one limo, this is to take the newlyweds off afterwards. You can then hire a shuttle or limo bus to take your wedding party home if they do not have lifts planned with dates etc.
Your budget will determine what kind of limos you can afford as well as how many you can afford. Before deciding on that though, you need to budget for waiting time. Limo hire companies usually have packages and charge per hour or per several hours. You’ll have to tip your drivers too for their time. If you’re a little tight on budget you could save by booking older model limousines. You can also opt for two slightly larger limos rather than three or four smaller one.
Make it special
While in the limousines you can have your own music playing. Take advantage of this. Celebrate the day and take in each part of it. Including your drive, which can be overwhelming on your way to such a special occasion. You may even want some refreshments to take with you on the trip. Strawberries, orange juice and even champagne are a popular choice for many.
By planning and booking ahead, things are sure to go as smooth as possible on the day. Wedding limos help bring a feel of excitement and fun to an already great day.