There is no doubt that you want your wedding day to be spectacular, free from worries and undue stress. After all, this is a day most couples have been dreaming and talking about for as long as they can remember. Therefore, it’s critical when planning this milestone to make transportation reservations as early as possible. Why? Arriving to a ceremony late, unexpected glitches and miscommunication can start the day off to an awkward start, not only for the bridal party, but for the guests as well.
Here are our suggestions for a fun, relaxing and memorable wedding day.
Reserve, Reserve, Reserve!
Once you have settled on a date, time, wedding and reception locations, contact your limousine service as soon as possible. It is suggested that reservations be made at least six months in advance, even earlier, especially if your date falls during the spring and summer, as these are often the most popular times for weddings. However, car services book up throughout the year, such as the holidays for company parties, proms, mid-winter dances, sporting events etc. Don’t assume that you will find the car you want if you put off booking. As the old saying goes, “the early bird gets the worm.” Transportation should be a priority.
Make Reservation In Person!
If possible, make your reservation in person. Ask to see what type of limousines are offered, and even think outside the box. With so many options, you can find transportation that fits your style. Maybe you would prefer something more elegant or intimate? Or perhaps a party bus for a hip hotel reception or cars for the end of the evening to shuttle guests back to hotel or home? Maybe even something more unconventional? While looking online can certainly give you some ideas, visiting the car service can provide more options, allow you to peek inside, and certainly alleviate unwelcome surprises, as sometimes what you think you are reserving, could look totally different in person. If you don’t like the customer service when visiting a limousine company, chances are, they are not for you.
Create Enough Time For Travel
When giving yourself plenty of time to reserve a limousine you are also able to create significant “padding.” For example, an added 30 minutes can help in case there are sudden traffic delays, getting everyone in their respective cars, photos, or other surprises that can add precious time to the clock and create setbacks. Therefore it is critical to create a wedding day timeline and to keep your limo service in the loop.
One Less Thing To Worry About
When planning a wedding, there is no doubt you will have a “to do” list a mile long. However, nothing is more satisfying than checking off items once you have made your plans! With so many details that can easily be forgotten, by simply planning ahead, you can avoid the stress.
When reserving early, you will have a clear idea of what the costs will be and this can be factored into the overall wedding budget. Often, when a bride and groom book a limo too late, not only may they not be able to get their first choice, but also a car that is above their budget. Keep in mind that most companies charge by the hour with a minimum hourly booking.
Freedom To Get What You Need
Every wedding is different. While some transportation needs are simple and clear, others require more thought. Once a date is secure, figure out how many people will need the car service, where they will be picked up and dropped off at the end of the evening. Again, by delaying reservations, your needs may not be met.
Finally, by reserving one company for your wedding needs, all of your transportation will be under one roof so to speak. You will be working with one contact person and there will be no unwanted surprises. However, keep in mind that it is imperative to read the fine print and understand the rules as they can vary from company to company. Some companies do not allow any signs or decorations on their cars, so if you planned to have a “Just Married” taped to the car, it may be a no go. Again, booking early takes away any unexpected surprises that can put a damper on your day.
Call The Perfect Limo today to check availability for your upcoming wedding or event.