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The Cost of Booking a Limousine

The Cost of Booking a Limousine

You probably think that limousine services are out of your price range, being only for celebrities or the very rich.  That’s actually not true at all and the cost of hiring a limo can vary pretty widely.  You can get a limo for as little as $50 for a trip to the airport or you can spend in excess of $500 depending on the occasion.  So let’s look at the cost of booking a limousine and why it varies so much.

What’s the Occasion

The cost of your limo will be dependent on the reason that you need it in the first place.  If all you need is a ride to the airport then that is when you’re going to get your best rate.  Hint…limo prices are pretty inline with taxi fares so treat yourself.  Getting married or going to the prom is a whole other thing and that is going to cost you more.  Special occasions have elaborate decorations and the demand for services is much higher, thus a higher price for you.  It’s not just weddings and proms that will cost more it’s also going to be other special occasions like bachelor/bachelorette parties, Superbowl parties and other events like these.

What Services Come with the Limo

This another factor that goes into the price.  Will there be alcohol available…a full bar?  Will Wi-Fi be available in the car, what about complimentary photos?  What services do you want when you book your limousine?  Bear in mind that the sky is pretty much the limit but you’re going to pay for it.  You need to figure out what you want from the experience before you end up paying for extras you don’t want or need.  Here are some luxuries that you can get with a limousine.

Operating Costs

A simple sedan that brings you to the airport costs far less to own and operate than a Rolls Royce decorated with flowers to take you to your wedding.  If you are looking for a vintage automobile, then that costs more to maintain and run that a brand new Cadillac.  Size of the limousine will also affect the prices.  Again a fuel efficient sedan going to the airport will cost less in fuel costs than a stretch Hummer.  The Hummer is meant to accommodate 12 people and will cost you triple the price or more than a typical Town Car.

A limousine can run the gamut from a comfortable ride to the airport to a party bus meant for a group.  Always understand what you want before you start discussing the price.

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Booking Your Wedding Limo, Here’s What You Need to Know

Booking Your Wedding Limo, Here's What You Need to Know

You’re wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life, you absolutely want every detail to be perfect.  You will remember this day for the rest of your life so you want it to go exactly as you planned.  When it comes to booking your wedding limo, here’s what you need to know to make sure that part of the day is absolutely perfect.

Do Your Research

Not all limo companies are created equal and you need to make sure that you choose the best company for to bring you to your wedding.  Make sure that you check out all the reviews, and ask friends for referrals.  You want to make sure the company has clean cars, uniformed drivers and impeccable service.  You can check sites like Yelp, The Knot and Google itself.

Ask About Their Services

Before you book your limo with the first company that you come across, take the time to ask some questions first.  What types of cars do they have?  What kind of car do you want bringing you to the venue and back?  Will the wedding party fit in one car or will you need to book a couple of limos for your wedding.    This brings us to the next point.

What Styles of Limos Do They Offer

If you have your heart set on arriving to the church in a stretch Hummer then you need to make sure that that is even possible.  Discuss at length the type of cars, and go over seating, colors etc and what they offer and which is ideal for your wedding.

The Chauffeur

The chauffeur is a crucial part of the experience of the limousine.  The chauffeur needs to have the proper licenses and experiences.  Good chauffeurs know how to treat clients with respect and impeccable manners.  They can make you feel special, pampered and make your day that much better.

Book in Advance

Everyone gets married during the summer months and limousine companies count this among their busiest season.  If you want to make sure that you get the car that you want at the time that you need you need to book well in advance.  At least 6 months prior to your wedding is when you need to start calling limousine companies and making arrangements.

Price Will be a Factor

Booking in advance will ensure that you get the car that you want, bear in mind that prices during their busy months will be higher than during the offseason.  Booking early also gives you a better chance at negotiating a better price.  Ask them as well if they offer wedding packages as many companies do.

These are some tips you should follow to make sure that your wedding day goes smoothly and without any issues, now relax and enjoy your special day.

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