Limo Service - Choices for your Wedding Limo Rental
Some Choices You May Need to Make Before Your Big Day Regarding Limo Rental
So finally the big day has arrived, you're on your way to your own wedding in your beautiful wedding limo, but how's everybody else getting there? How's your fiance getting there? What about the bridesmaids? Just as important, how are your wedding guests going to get from the ceremony to the reception, and then home afterwards?
We could of course let them all drive themselves to the church, however maybe it's time to work out some wedding transportation logistics. Thought of a party bus rental?
Use our expert guide below.
Who's in the wedding limo transport?
First things first, after you've made a complete list of all wedding guests, you need to find out the exact number of immediate family and VIPs. For most weddings, that means the bride and bridegroom, wedding party, both sets of parents, Siblings and grandparents.
Some couples are even happy to provide wedding transportation services for other close relatives, those who have travelled from afar or even all your guest! So, just where do you draw the line? The simple answer is, this decision will come down to budget. You also need to consider the following:
When to book your wedding transportation?
In a perfect world, planning everything out ahead, at between 3 to 6 months to go to your wedding, it's time to think about wedding transportation. Before this, you need to have made solid choices of a date for the ceremony, reception sites and wedding party size..
Beware, if you're planning on getting married in April, May or June, or prom graduation season, wedding limousines and party buses and stretch limos will all be in high demand, so you need to book well ahead.
Top tip: when you make the final reservation, go yourself and inspect the vehicles and ensure you'll be getting the limos on the day.
If your wedding ceremony and reception venues are only a short distance away from each other, then life couldn't be simpler. However, if they're more than 20 minutes apart, you really need to consider limo rental possibilities for all wedding guests so that they avoid queueing for taxis and run the risk not being able to get to the church on time.
Consider the location of your ceremony and reception. For example if you have people arriving from out of town by air, you might want to consider having them collected from the airport by a limo service, especially if it's so hard to find location.
Do you have any relatives of friends who may struggle to transport themselves or organise a travel plan? This is where you can really help them out. Call in favors, such assaying your friend to collect your 85-year-old grandma who doesn't drive any more.
Another Hot Tip
Check with the hotel concierge where you've reserved rooms, to find out if they provide any kind of airport shuttle service. Make this information available to your guest list.
Overall, there are three logistical challenges you need to consider, besides how you're going to negotiate the steps into the church in your wedding dress!
These are, the journey to the ceremony, the journey from ceremony to reception and the getaway.
Wedding party and VIPs
The journey to the ceremony.
Brides and grooms normally travel in separate rental limo transport to the ceremony. The average stretch limo seats around 10 people, limos seat about six, sedans only three passengers and a limo sprinter van up to a maximum of 12 passengers. However, a full-size coach bus has room for around 50 passengers!
Journey to the Reception
After the ceremony, it's great fun to be whisked away in a luxury limo towards the reception. This can just be the two of you or with your chosen attendance. Then, the wedding party and others who rode with you earlier in the day will also need transportation.
If you have a larger budget, members of this VIP group who arrived in the provided limo service, can use the same vehicles to take them to the reception.Others can jump aboard a sprinter van, which has a maximum seating of 12.
After Reception Getaway
Once you've decided, as a couple, it's time to get away, think carefully about the mode of transport you take as everyone will be watching!
This truly is riding off into the sunset!
A beautiful luxurious stretch limousine is the ideal transportation choice, to whisk you off your first night as a married couple.
Transportation for Wedding Guests
Have you considered providing transportation for wedding guests? It does after all carry additional costs, but hey, it's your wedding right?
If you made that choice and decide to provide transportation for wedding guests,Check with your hotel to find out if they provide shuttle services. Alternatively, you can rent limos with seating typically 8 to 10 people or a sprinter van for more seats.
So You've Left the Venue
After you've left your reception, your guests invariably continue partying into the night. Have you thought about when the night does eventually end for them, how they're going to get home? Alcohol may been involved, which means they can't drive. It will be great to provide a shuttle service or at least contact numbers for numerous taxi companies. There is of course, always the option to keep a wedding limousine on standby to take your parents back to their hotel accommodation.
Have you thought about parking?
Of course, some guests will be driving themselves. Have you thought about where they're going to park? Plus, can stretch limos and party buses access the church and reception entrance, is there enough room for them to manoeuvre?
Always ask the venue managers for the tips on parking.
Finally, don't be tempted to fill every single seat of the limousine transportation you provided your guests. Billowing skirts, hats and paraphernalia always take up room. It's sometimes good to leave room for coats and such things in each limo or party bus.
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