Top Tips on Hiring a Limo for Your Wedding Day Transportation

Posted by Azure on June 29th, 2010
Special to OneWed from Limos.com
This bride in her princess wedding dress is enjoying the back seat of her elegant limo.



Arranging for wedding day transportation is one of those small details of wedding planning that can easily get lost in the shuffle. It can also be confusing if you're not generally in the habit of thinking about hiring a car! Our friends from Limos.com have put together seven questions every bride and groom might want to ask before deciding on their transportation needs. When is the wedding?

Springtime is definitely the busy season for weddings. For limos, spring is also prom season so prices rise dramatically as the demand for limo services skyrockets and limo options are fewer. Like other wedding services, limo prices can rise as much as 30% with a required rental time of 8 hours in the spring. If your wedding date is in the spring, it's a good idea to start your search and make your reservations a year in advance. What should I budget?

This obviously depends on the type and number of vehicles you plan on renting. Most limo companies require a rental minimum of 3 hours. Most services don't offer pick-up and drop-off services as this only consumes 1 hour of time. Consider if you need rides before and after the wedding and how much time there would be in between – many companies will negotiate a split ride for a single price. Also think about whether you and your groom plan on having any pre-wedding activities that need transportation. A typical wedding package with a stretch limo runs from $250-$500 for 3 hours of service. Exotic vehicles and vintage cars may cost more than that depending on your area. When should I reserve?

You should start shopping for your wedding limo 6 to 9 months before your wedding date to ensure you receive your vehicle and package of choice. Limos.com is a great resource to instantly search and see availability on rides in your area, many of which are available to book online. You can reserve your limo as far out as 24 months. What kind of ride should I get?

Your choice of the type of transportation depends on your vision for your wedding, the needs of your guests, and the size of the wedding party. There are a lot of options out there - everything from classic cars to stretch SUVs. Will my wedding party fit in the limo?

Most stretch sedan limousines are simply not big enough to accommodate 14 people comfortably. Stretch SUVs are a great option for a crowd, or consider splitting up the wedding party and provide a stretch limo for the bride’s side and groom’s side. Mini/party buses and motor-coaches are great options for bigger groups. Some feature wrap-around seating that will hold fewer people, but provide a fun environment for socializing. When searching on Limos.com, be sure to specify the minimum number of people you want traveling and we'll show you vehicle options that can hold your party. Should I get a contract?

Having a contract with your limo company is a wise decision which will help avert any future problems should your hired service not perform to your expectations. However, all of the limousine providers on Limos.com are thoroughly selected and screened. And we strive to offer you the best choices possible. Do I need to provide transportation for all of my guests?

If you have a lot of guests coming in for your wedding, you should give some thought to their transportation needs. Is everyone staying at one hotel? Will guests rent a car, and is there parking available? Many limo companies offer chartered vans and buses to help get all of your guests to the wedding and reception - no parking required. If your wedding is in an urban area, it can often be a more budget friendly choice then reserving parking or valet service. Disclosure: Limos.com is a paid affiliate of OneWed. Helpful Links Find transportation options in your area More thoughts on wedding day transportation
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