Know what to look for with Limousine Quotes

1. Ways to Save Stick with your standard six-person town car instead of a stretch limo — the former is actually a limo, just not as long. Leave out the TV, full bar, and sunroof. Or, let bride and groom get a ride and have the wedding party carpool it.

2. What It Costs You’re likely to be charged by the hour (ranging from $40-$75 per hour, depending on the type of vehicle and number of passengers), and you may be required to contract the cars for a minimum amount of time. A 15 to 20 percent gratuity may also be added to your bill. The parking service bill should also reflect a 15 to 20 percent gratuity charge. In this case, make sure guests know not to tip.

3. Guest Issues Think transporting guests from ceremony to reception isn’t your bag? Better hope all your guests are driving. Picture 150 people fighting for cabs during a conveniently timed, post-ceremony thunderstorm. Look into hiring a bus or a couple of minivans if you think this could happen. You also need to consider the distance between ceremony and reception. If the ceremony ends at 4:30 and the reception space (20 minutes away) won’t be ready until 5:45, you risk having guests arrive while the space is still being prepared. Those early birds will have to make their own fun, which, trust us, doesn’t look good on you. Try to time everything just right. Call the reception site to change the start time, if necessary.

4. Ways to Save Stick with your standard six-person town car instead of a stretch limo — the former is actually a limo, just not as long. Leave out the TV, full bar, and sunroof. Or, let bride and groom get a ride and have the wedding party carpool it.

5. Paparazzi Shots Have your photographer ride along with you. Those glamorous in-car shots (pre- and post-ceremony) are fast becoming a new classic.

6. Sitting Around Arrange for pick-up and drop-off service only, so that drivers aren’t waiting around (and getting paid) for the duration of the ceremony and reception. If there will be no cars waiting, the couple should be assured a ride home (hotel, airport, etc.) when the festivities are over. This is something an honour attendant (usually the best man) should provide or oversee.

7. School Formal Bookings If your wedding falls during school formal time or graduation season (early November to mid December) you may want to book five or six months before your wedding date just to be on the safe side.

8. Be Prepared We can’t say it enough: prepare a call sheet with names and all pickup/drop off addresses and times, so that you can call to confirm these arrangements with the car company the day before the wedding (or on that morning). The drivers should have this information well in advance, as well as detailed directions to the ceremony and reception sites. Also, make sure that everyone getting a ride has a copy of the directions stashed in their pocket or purse, with an emergency contact number in case the driver gets lost.

9. Drink It Up Stash some champagne in the car so that you can toast each other on the way to the reception. (The limo company may be able provide the booze and save you the trouble. Ask about this.)

10. “Just Married” If you’ve always dreamt of departing in a car decked out with dangling aluminium cans, streamers, flowers, and a big “Just Married” sign, leave it to your male attendants.

11. Let’s Go Want a carefree ride? So do your families and friends! Make sure you’ve arranged transportation for the bridal party and VIPs, like both sets of parents and grandparents.

12. “Just Married” If you’ve always dreamt of departing in a car decked out with dangling aluminium cans, streamers, flowers, and a big “Just Married” sign, leave it to your male attendants.

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