The Ultimate Guide to Booking Your Wedding Transportation
For many people their wedding day is the most important day of their lives. Young girls dream of the day for years, planning every element every aspect every tiny nuance so they can experience the most magical of fairy tails. With so much thought and planning going into the day it is surprising that transportation is often overlooked, or put off until the very end of the planning process. This is surprising because with out us you’re not going anywhere. Below we will discuss the questions to ask and the things to do when booking your wedding day transportation.
Some things that you will need to establish or at least have an idea of prior to booking your limousines are locations of the ceremony, reception and the bridal party, the times of both ceremony and reception, and a rough idea of the amount of individuals you will be looking to accommodate. This will allow an experienced transportation provider to begin to flesh out the logistics and the timing of your day. It usually simplifies the situation if a bride and groom split the transportation into two parts, the transportation for the bridal party, the bride and the groom, and then the transportation for the family and guests that will be staying at the hotel. Focus first on the former and secondly on the later and do not get too wrapped up in the out of town guests because those numbers will change up until a few weeks prior to your wedding.
When you have established some of these details the selecting of a reliable company will come next. Read reviews online, take these with a grain of salt, but usually if there are a good number of positive reviews then you have a reputable company, if you see no reviews or predominantly negative ones then beware. If the pricing you receive seems too good too be true then it most likely is, the limousine industry is the quintessential example of an industry where you get what you pay for. When you have narrowed down your choices make an appointment and go see the limousine you will be getting, make sure you see them, many companies use a bait and switch tactic and will call you a day or so before with some story about mechanical failure and then send whatever they have available.
Ask them these questions; what is your back up plan, what happens if there really is a mechanical failure or a problem that day? Do you guys sub-contract or “farm out” your work? How do you select your chauffeurs, what is their attire? The vehicles that we see today will they be the vehicles that we get that day? Is the price that I am getting inclusive of all fees? Do you perform preventative maintenance on your vehicles, if so how often? Do you turn these vehicles over frequently, if so how often? How many vehicles do you have in your fleet? How long have you been in business? If a problem does occur how is it handled, what do we do?
Booking your wedding transportation can seem like an insignificant aspect of your big day but I implore you to put the proper thought and planning into it. Without your limousine company you will not be able to get anywhere and the schedule of your entire day can be thrown off. The last thing you need to worry about on your wedding day is running late or missing pictures or your cocktail hour. Follow our suggestions and book your transportation with ease. Do your homework read the reviews and ask the right questions do all of this and you will find the right company for you.
All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!