The Do’s And Don’ts of Getting Wedding Limousine Services

August 3, 2015

The longest limo in the world comes with a Jacuzzi, a pool, a sun deck, a helipad, king-size bed, and a satellite dish. At 100 feet, it looks ridiculously long but the amenities definitely make you want to consider it as your honeymoon on wheels.

Sounds tempting enough, considering how airfare and the cost of travel have just skyrocketed in recent years. But the custom-built limo isn’t exactly street legal, so you could just do the next best thing: hire wedding limousine services.

To make sure you get the full, luxurious experience without the high street price, here are do’s and don’ts to consider when renting your wedding limo.

Do scrutinize your limo service.

Check your limo company’s licenses and permits, that they are up-to-date and have done the appropriate background checks on chauffeurs. You should also ask about insurance just to make sure you and your guests are covered for any eventuality. Trust only the most reputable limousine service in your area and get feedback from previous clients.

Don’t wait until the last minute to book your limousine.

The wedding transportation might not seem as crucial as your venue and caterer, but know that the best limo companies get booked in advance. If you leave it up to the last minute before arranging a limo for yourself, the bridal party, and some guests, you might have to settle for whatever vehicle is free, and drivers that might not have the right training for this kind of job. The ideal time to book is six months ahead of your wedding.

Do check out the limousines you plan to get.

Whether it’s a stretch limo or a vintage Rolls-Royce, take the time to see the limo in person. You want to make sure that it looks and feels exactly the way you envisioned it.

Don’t hire the limo service without reading the fine print.

Different limo companies have different terms and conditions, from the minimum time period to the extras in the limo to the inclusions in your rate. You want to know what you’re getting for the amount you’re paying. In general, limo companies exclude the driver’s tip, the toll fees, and parking fees from your rate.

Do ask if you can have the limo tricked out in style.

Aside from the usual “Just Married” sign on the back of the vehicle, what else can your limo company do to provide a memorable wedding limo experience?

Don’t stress about the wait time.

Finally, you have plenty of other things to worry about than to make sure you’re not late for the limo. Instead of worrying about the wait time, just rent your limo for the day and pay for whatever is charged after the usual and minimum three-hour period. And reserve a budget for this part of your wedding.