Wedding transportation is a HUGE part of your big day and we've been caring for brides in and around New England and Boston since 1985. Now that you've said "I will!", it's time to get to planning! Here's a great timeline for you to follow on picking your transportation services for your big day. Remember, you want your wedding day to be as stress free as possible so don't just go off price, read below to make sure you'll be taken care of for your dream wedding.
Six to Twelve Months Ahead
- Start to research your local limousine services. Look for reviews by Brides and Grooms, read the company’s website to get a sense of their niche. If they appear focused on airport and taxi service, they may not be as experienced as a company that focuses on special occasions and weddings
- Call, don’t email. You can get a good sense of the quality of the operation by how the phone call goes. If there is a wedding specialist or wedding manager, the company likely has some expertise in the matter. Conversely, if there are issues with their professionalism, it may be apparent. Trust your instincts.
- Ask for their assistance in figuring out the logistics. A good provider will present multiple options, will guide you on the size and number of vehicles you need, and will map out exact routes and times so you can be assured that your plan is successful from the start.
- Plan a visit to inspect and view the vehicles. You want to know exactly what you’re getting. You wouldn’t buy a cake without a tasting right?
- Make special requests. For example request a specific car from the fleet, ask for your favorite (or most senior) chauffeur, your favorite bottle of bubbly or sparkling grape juice instead of the house brand.
-Sign a detailed contract that includes all of your expectations, payment and pricing, your contracted time span and the company policy if you go over your time.
Two to Four Months Ahead
- Book a limo for your bachelor/bachelorette night out, rehearsal dinner, transportation for out-of-town guests, and most importantly, your honeymoon!
- Pay off your balance including gratuity so that you don’t have to worry about handling cash the day of your wedding
- Plan a seating chart for each leg of the transportation. This is especially helpful if you have multiple vehicles. The bride should always be seated at the drivers’ rear door to allow all the other passengers to get in and out of the passenger side rear door ahead of the bride so she can make her grand exit out of the limo with everyone watching!
- Will the photographer want to ride upfront with the driver? If so make sure to coordinate with each party
Your wedding day
The chauffeur and photographer will coordinate many classic photos including the champagne toast, so don’t pop it open yourself! Let your chauffeur pour the champagne, open and close your doors, and assist in loading and unloading your party, flowers, and incidentals!
- If you’ve picked a great company, they will be ahead of schedule, the driver will know exactly where he’s going, and you’ll feel confident enough to sit back, relax and be present to the luxury and beauty that you created for your special day.
- As you've already paid in full ahead of time - no need to worry about money, all you need to do is enjoy yourself and try not to let the day move ahead too quickly. You'll be amazed at how fast this will fly by.
So if you've followed all the steps above, please be sure to give us a call at 800-696-LIMO (5466) to talk about your big day and see how we can make sure everything if taken care of.
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