6 Essential Tips You Need to Know When Hiring a Wedding Limo

June 6, 2016
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A wedding is one of those events in a person’s lifetime where everything is required to go smoothly. Of course, a wedding without any hitches is almost impossible, but the couple getting married and their organizers definitely do everything in their power to achieve the closest thing to perfection.

One of the most important elements of a wedding is the wedding car, and this is one thing that the soon-to-wed shouldn’t have to worry about anymore. But to ensure that this element will truly be carefully crossed off the list on an important day, here are six facts you need to know — especially if you’re hiring a New Jersey wedding limo.

Time Buffer for Photo Opportunities

Schedule the limo to arrive at least an extra hour before the wedding. Also, the extra hour will give you better flexibility should there be any issues with traffic.

Comprehensive Rate Calculation

Limo rates or charges are accrued from the time of pick-up to the final drop-off. Do the math to be thoroughly prepared for the complete cost of service.

Minimum Rental Duration

There’s a minimum number of hours for wedding limo rentals, which is three hours (due to the cost of securing and maintaining the aesthetic and functional quality of the vehicle). Other rental arrangements are more flexible, though.

Libations and Refreshments

Drinking alcoholic beverages is no issue for clients of drinking age (that is 21 in New Jersey). Limo companies recommend drinks to be dropped off at their office, especially if clients want the limo decked out and the beverages already chilled in time for pick-up. Stretch limos and party buses for weddings already come with glassware and ice service; just inform the limo company how many passengers there will be.

No Smoking Policy

Smoking is a big no-no for wedding limo companies in New Jersey. The CIAA, or the Clean Indoor Air Act, prohibits the activity in public places, which includes taxicabs, buses, and limos. There’s a fine of $1,000.00 for violating the CIAA.

Tipping Etiquette and Gratuity

It’s okay to tip the chauffeur, but most companies already have an 18% to 20% surcharge, which includes driver’s gratuity. It is better to personally ask the company about tipping to ensure the driver gets the “gift.”

For tipping chauffeurs, especially those whose service was just excellent, the typical rate is between 10% and 20% of the total charge, but you can definitely tip more if you want. Most chauffeurs prefer cash tips.

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