As a bride or groom, where do you start with wedding limousine rentals? You may have never rented luxury cars before, and certainly not for such an important day! Here we take you through everything you need to know about how to choose the perfect limo for your big day.
When it comes to weddings, it’s all in the timing! There’s a lot of competition for the best limos with the best limo services, especially if you’re getting married in spring, summer, or around the holiday season.
It’s tempting to let wedding transport fall under the myriad of other things on your list, thinking venue, outfit, caterers and flowers need your attention first. In fact, wedding limousine rentals are perhaps the most stress-free element of the planning if you organize them early.
As long as you are choosing a company that has a variety of top quality luxury vehicles on offer, like we do here at Bergen Limo, then your primary deciding factor should actually be the service provided.
The limo is, of course, absolutely important in terms of comfort, practicality, and those Insta-worthy and album-focused photos and we’ll come onto those details in a moment. However, it’s the service you’ll get that ensures your day will run smoothly and you’ll feel confident and valued. In short, you want a professional service with friendly, thoughtful and unobtrusive chauffeurs combined with hassle-free details such as route planning and cleaning.
Chances are that you need more than one vehicle. Choose a limo service that can do it all while complimenting the style and theming of your wedding.
You’ll need: a limo for the bride and the father of the bride to go to the ceremony; a limo for the bridesmaids; potentially another limo for the groom and his groomsmen; a car or limo for the mother of the bride, groom’s parents and other important members of the wedding party; a means of transporting the bridal party and the groomsmen to the venue if different from the ceremony location, and; a way to help guests get around, if needed – a party bus is great for this. This is particularly important if you want your guests to be able to relax and have a great time.
You’ll probably be pleasantly surprised to discover how affordable a wedding limousine package can be. Be honest with your chosen limo company about your budget and they can make suggestions about the choices you have to get best bang for your buck! Do ask about wedding packages as you’ll find these can make things more economical and less hassle on the day e.g. ensuring the limo service takes care of in-car beverages and puts on the door decorations!
Before you go ahead with a booking, carry out a number of quick checks. Check that the company and the drivers are both licensed and insured and what this covers. You can ask for details of the driver’s safety records. Have a quick look at the age and safety record of the limo too. Ask for details of the cancellation policy and the contractual details. It makes sense to also ask what makes that company’s drivers the best. What training do they have? Are they always on time? Ask about costs and what these include (you don’t want a surprise cleaning bill, for example!).
Did you know that limos come in a variety of sizes? That’s right; you’ll need to check the capacity of your chosen limos. For example, do you want the perfectly intimate bride and groom vehicle like the Rolls Royce Phantom which takes just 2, or do you want the roomier Ford Expedition which seats 12-14, or the even more spacious Hummer H2 which can take up to 20 for weddings? Don’t just think about who you want to fit in it, think about the photos too!
Part of the fabulous experience of having a limo at your wedding – for you or your guests – is the actual experience within the limo. It’s easy to just think about those backdrop photos, but it’s important to make the journeys part of the fun and an enjoyable experience of your day too.
Make sure you find out what the inside of the limo is like as well. As well as being perfectly clean and luxurious, is there a stocked bar? Can there be decorations? What about lighting and music?
Your wedding day should be perfect for you. That means that your service providers – limo company included – should be the absolute best you can afford. A professional limousine company, like us here at Bergen Limo, will ensure that your day goes smoothly with absolute luxury as you go from place to place.
Please get in touch with us and see how we provide an outstanding limo service for your wedding.