Transportation and Upcoming Wedding Shows/Expos
On todays show we talk about transportation options that are available when choosing a limo, lux ride or vintage car.
Book a Car Company Way in Advance
Hire your Limo or lux service about six months out (after you’ve settled on your date, wedding party size, and ceremony and reception sites). If you’re getting married in April, May or June—otherwise known as prom and graduation season—formal vehicles will be in high demand, so book your transportation even earlier, if you can (around nine months is a good benchmark). The same goes for special rides like vintage cars, which are in shorter supply than your typical town car or limousine.
Be Ready to Answer Questions
“When we assist our clients in preparing their transportation needs for their wedding, we ask them the following questions: How many guests do you anticipate needing transportation? What is the distance between the hotel and venue? What is the time of the pick up from the hotel and the departure time from the venue? These questions allow us to determine how many buses need to be rented; what their cost would be based on the hours of service and distance in travel time.
Ask About Fees
“Always ask what fees are included in the price you receive and what the policy is for going over the time you’ve scheduled.“
What if We Can’t Afford a Limo?
If it simply isn’t in your budget, it’s still important to consider how your guests will get to and from your wedding. Provide driving directions and estimated drive times, as well as information about local taxi services and ride-share companies.
Let them know if parking is available at the venue or nearby, and whether they will need to pay for valet service (which is something you may want to cover, as it will cost less than the shuttles would). Is space limited? Encourage car-pooling among friends or family members. To make sure your guests all get home safe, consider putting a sign with local taxi company numbers on the bar and near the door so a guest who has had one too many glasses of champagne can get a ride. Or just get an Uber!