Your big day is coming up and you want your wedding to go off without a hitch. The limo services that you choose are part of making your wedding a success. Not only does the limo provide transportation for you, but it also lends a level of class and sophistication to the day's overall look. Before you choose a transportation provider or set up a rental, consider a few limo facts that may just change how you select and schedule your service.
1. How many guests are riding? Matching the car to your party's size seems like a no-brainer, but over-stuffing the limo can quickly happen without you even realizing it. Limo services don't always involve just one car. Ask the company how many guests one limousine can hold. It's likely that they'll give you the maximum number of passengers allowed based on the car maker's guidelines, notes the National Limousine Association. This doesn't always mean everyone will fit comfortably. If some of your guests are larger in size or tall (and require extra legroom) you need more space. On the other hand, if there are several small children riding with you to the wedding, you may not need as much room. In general, pick a limo that is a size up if you're on the border or about to hit the maximum passenger allowance.
2. How many limos do you need? This ties to the amount of guests riding. If it's just you and your spouse-to-be, you only need one limo. When you're also shuttling the bridal party, out-of-town guests or your parents, you may need more than one car.
3. How long do you need the limo for? While this may seem simple, booking limo services for the exact time of your wedding probably won't cut it. For example, if your wedding starts at 2:00 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 6:00 p.m., booking your car for those times doesn't leave enough wiggle room. Keep in mind that you need to arrive at the venue before the wedding starts to make sure everything is set up, and that you get dressed or make last-minute dressing and grooming adjustments.
Likewise, the ending time of your wedding isn't always that time that you've picked. The ceremony may be over at 3:00, but that doesn't mean you're leaving the chapel at 3:01. You need to greet your guests and possibly gather together clothes, make-up and hairstyling products that you've brought with you. Consider scheduling the service for the entire day or adding on extra hours beforehand. Your driver may have another engagement to head off to, and won't wait for you if it means making the next client late.
Make the most of your wedding day by covering all the bases when it comes to limo services (like American Sedan Service or another company). Before finalizing any arrangement, consider how many people are riding in the limo and what circumstances may mean that you need the car for a longer time. When you book the service, opt for a car that fits more people than you actually have and add on some extra time. This makes the experience more comfortable for everyone involved.