Did you know that all limousines are not built equal?
You are busy planning your special day and it is time to figure out how you are getting all of your group moved from the pickup points to the ceremony, then pictures, reception and back home afterwards. Can be a bit of a daunting task. So you decide to call a few limousine companies, surely they can get the job done. After all, isn’t that the point of having a large car?
So now you are calling around trying to figure out what your options are. Here are a few things you might want to consider.
First off, you will want to make sure that the vehicle you are asking about is large enough to hold your party. This can be a bit of a challenge if you have a larger wedding party. You might want to even consider getting 2 limousines if you don’t all fit in one car. If you do get 2 limos, you might want to think about their colour – do you want them both the same colour or one black and one white one?
Speaking of colour, that brings up the next point to consider. Don’t forget to ask the limo company what colour their cars are. You may not want a red limousine for your wedding – regardless of the price:) Typically, weddings are done in white and a white limousine is always a hit. Some weddings go with a black limo but I always think that reminds me of a funeral. Sorry, I digress.
Next, you will want to ask if the car you are going to be getting is a modern looking car. In fact, most limousines built in about the past 10 years will look modern. There have been very few changes made to them. You are looking to Arrive In Style, make sure your car looks the part.
Did you know that some limousines are built with larger rear doors? That is right! A real wedding limo will have rear doors that are 6 inches larger than normal – just so the girls can get in easier with their dresses on. Isn’t that sweet? But, hey, it is your wedding, why not be treated like royalty for the day?
As far as interior amenities go, you might want to have a nice stereo in the back of the limo, but that is pretty standard equipment. Most limos are also equipped with a TV and DVD or VCR but, these toys usually don’t get much use on a wedding run. Pretty sure you are not renting a nice wedding limo just to watch TV!
Something you will want to make sure of as well is the air conditioning! There is a good chance that you are booking your summer wedding limo in the winter and you might not be thinking of air conditioning, but it gets hot on a summer day in July – with 10 people in a car. Ask about it and insist on a car with good A/C.
Beyond that, you will want to make sure that the company you hire is reputable, offers clean cars, shows up on time (big deal on your wedding day) and acts professionally. A good limo company will keep the car stocked with ice water and/or cool beverages throughout your day.
Call around and know what you are getting. Many companies will have pictures of their cars online, even ask to see the actual car you are ordering. It is your day, you are making a significant investment, make sure you are going to be happy. You don’t want to be disappointed on your wedding day!