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3 Things To Think About When Booking Your Wedding Shuttles

Posted On: August 27, 2015

3 Things To Think About When Booking Your Wedding Shuttles


 

 

Booking the transportation for your wedding day is typically something that is left until the very end of the planning processes.  This is only natural as there are many things that need to be established prior to arranging the transportation.  All locations and times must be determined.  Once this is done it is usually a simple matter to rent a limousine or an antique vehicle and say take me from here to there.  What becomes more complicated is when shuttle service needs to be arranged for your out-of-town guests or individuals staying at the hotel. 

 

Your wedding day is a time sensitive affair and things need to run smoothly so that nothing is missed and no one is late. Even though transportation is usually done at the very end of the wedding planning process, it is no less important then your flowers or your photography.   This is especially true with the shuttle service. The main problem is that you contracting a service that you will not be experiencing and that those that do experience it are not always aware of what was contracted for.   For these reasons follow our advice below and feel more confident in your shuttle arrangements.

 

1)   Establish a point person who will be at the hotels.  This person should be aware of the schedule that was created, and what guests will be on the shuttle.  This individual will be in a position to make judgment calls if necessary and can be counted on to represent the interests of the bride and groom, as typically they will not be reachable.

 

2)   Set up a schedule and include this schedule in your invitations or have it announced at the hotel.  Have an arrival time and a firm departure time this way your guests know when to be in the lobby.  It is also important to note that this schedule is only a guideline; there are many things that can throw a shuttle off track such as traffic, and loading times.  Give yourself plenty of room with the timing to avoid any disappointments.

 

3) Do not try to anticipate each and every individual’s course of action.  Trying to figure out what each one of your guests is going to do that day will drive you crazy.  Set up a shuttle service and then leave it alone, do not try to change things last minute because Aunt Suzy suddenly isn’t feeling good or cousin Matt decided he wanted to take his own car to the wedding. What people decide to do will change up until the day of, rest assured no matter what things will work out.

 

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, 2015 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

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The Best Honeymoon Locations For 2015

Posted On: October 02, 2015

The Best Honeymoon Locations For 2015

 


 

 

The honeymoon could arguably be the best part about getting married.   It is the first vacation that the couple takes as man and wife, and it usually gives the newly weds the first opportunity to relax after several months of planning and preparing for a wedding.  A vacation just about anywhere is good but below are five places that many consider the best.

 

1)  Bora Bora, French Polynesia: is a fantasy brought to life.  With post card quality beaches and waters, it was recently voted one of the best islands in the world by US News and World Report.

 

 

2)  Bali, Indonesia:  Bali is nicknamed the “Isle of the Gods” for good reason.  Gorgeous mountain views and ancient architecture dominate the breathtaking landscape. 

 

3)  Paris, France:  Paris has been the city of romance for decades and still remains one of the most traveled to locations in the world.  

 

4)  Venice, Italy:  Another location that has been in the top spot for honeymooners for decades.  A city like no other paved with canals and traversed via gondolas, there is nothing more romantic then an evening Gondola ride down the Grand Canal.  To visit Venice is a completely unique experience.

 

5)  Harbor Island, Bahamas:   Last on our list is another stunning tropical island and another locale that’s has remained one of the most desirable vacation spots for decades.  Pink sand beaches and turquoise waters, so beautiful they have inspired songs, ring this timeless paradise.

 

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, 2015 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

 

 

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Real Testimonials

Posted On: August 01, 2013

All Star Testimonials


All Star Limousine wants to give a special thank you to all of our loyal customers and clients.  Without you we would not be who we are.  It is sincerely our pleasure to have the opportunity to service you.  To know that we have met your expectations and satisfied all of your needs fills us with a feeling of pride and accomplishment and so from all of us at All Star Limousine we thank you.

 

“Good morning, I have been using ALL STAR since my wedding which was 18yrs ago. I found you thru a wedding expo & you were operating out of the garage in your home, I will never use anyone else because you guys are TRULY THE BEST!!! Over the years I've seen you grow & become more sophisticated than anyone else who is out there, & I always recommend you to anyone who needs 1st class service. Keep up the GREAT work, I look forward to using you again for future occasions. Regards John”

 

-John McCartin

 

“Debbie,

I would like to extend my thanks for your professional services you provided us for my daughters wedding. Your drivers were excellent, especially Tim. Everything you told me was on cue from start to finish and I appreciate a tight run business with total on time delivery!

"All Star" Limo is an appropriate name for your company, but if you ever need to change the name..."Smooth as Silk Limo" might work as well!

Thank again. Regards,”

-Ted Moran

 

“Hello Jim,


Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart to you and your entire team for making our event go as smoothly and flawlessly as your company runs.  My family thanks you so very much and they can't say enough about how great the service was all around.  Larry was the best driver I've ever had and he even held the umbrella for all the guests as they left in the rain while giving out the cookie gifts!  I have already recommended you to all of my top clients and there shall be many more to follow.  Please let me know if there's anything that you ever need and I look forward to seeing you again soon.  Thanks again and have a wonderful evening!!!
Wishing you all the best always,”

-Matt Fisher
Director of Sales
The Garden City Hotel

"I used All Star for Prom this year on a recommendation from my older brother. Their service was top-notch, I spoke with Danny on the phone and he was very diligent, you could tell he really cared about the arrangements. I decided on a Rolls Royce limousine to deliver my party to Prom. (It was a big hit.)

When the limo arrived at my house it was sparkling clean like it had just been detailed! The chauffeur was very upscale and made the night a success with his great attitude.
Will definitely call on them again, if I ever need a limo again. (Getting married??)"

-Tom

 

"ALL 10's - I am glad you sent this email as I had every intention of calling with compliments. Your company is wonderful. From the constant communication to the prompt and courteous drivers, my experience could not have been better. I will definitely use all star again. I would also go out of my way to insist that others use you as well. My first experience with all star was 25 years ago for prom and you were great then. I noticed your beautiful new building which is what prompted me to call you. I look forward to using you in the future. Thank you again. Laurie" Salvatore.

-Laurie Salvatore

 

"We are writing to thank you for the wonderful service Debbie and all your staff provided for our daughter's wedding on Saturday, July 6th.

Theresa and her husband Anthoony had a wonderful wedding day and your staff was a large part of it.  Each driver was more then helpful as they coordinated our moves thorughout the day.  They were punctual and very professional.  It was a large wedding party including 8 childeren, but the party bus driver and the attendant were extremely helpful getting them all to church, photos and the reception at Russo's on the Bay in a timely fashion.  The Town car drivers made it very comfortable riding to the church, reception and back home at the end of the evening."

Our thanks to all!

Sincerely,

-Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hargrove

If anything can be said about All Star, it's in their name. They are a class act. Debbie was wonderful to deal with and she helped make our wedding day transportation perfect. With the Rolls and Escalade getting to the hotel early, to Bobby making me feel like I was his own dauhter, Dave taking care of our bridal party and Chris driving our guests to and from the reception in the pary bus, everything went off on time and without a hitch! I will recommend anyone I know to use All Star and if the need arises I will use them again in a heartbeat. Thanks to them, my day started and ended perfectly!

Posted by Terese and Andrew
thall4041
Married Saturday December 8

Somehow, transportation for my son's wedding got overlooked.  I called Debbie two days before the wedding and she could not have been more helpful or accommodating.  She promised me the moon and she still exceeded our expectations.  The driver, Larry, was wonderful to my son and daughter-in-law. He carried all kinds of things for them on an extremely warm day and was patient from beginning to end. I could not recommend All Star Limo more highly!

-Suzy G. (Yelp 9/2/13)

We use Allstar about 4 times a year whenever we go on vacation and have never been disappointed.  The service is exceptional , the car is always sitting out side at least 15 min early so I am never worried about being late to the airport. Every driver is professional and drives perfect . I have and will continue to recommend to friends and colleagues . It is a pleasure to work with a company that values customer service

Elizabeth Keller (9/19/13)

Dear Jarrad,
 
I have been a customer for the past few years.  I have mainly used your service for personal use, to and from the airport.  I felt compelled to write this email to let you know how pleased I am with your service.  On February 13, 2014, there was a terrible snow storm here on Long Island.  Our family was scheduled to take an international flight leaving from JFK. Airport  Since we live in East Islip, NY this was about an hour ride.  When the terrible weather ensued, we were very worried about our flight.  Would we get there on time? Would our flight be canceled?  It was quite stressful.  Your company was our saving grace.  While other friends using similar companies were being told there would be no driver coming or were a no-show, our driver was at our home an hour earlier than scheduled. This took an enormous amount of pressure off of us and set the tone for a fantastic vacation.  We arrived at the airport safely and ahead of schedule.  We cannot thank you enough and look forward to using your service again in the future.

 

-Donna Bernhardt

 

 

For more reviews of All Star Limousine check out these sites: Weddingwire, LIweddings and

All Star Limousine Service


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, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick

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Being Positive On Your Wedding Day

Posted On: April 23, 2015

Being Positive On Your Wedding Day 


Your wedding day is going to be one of the best days of your life, and it is also going to be one of the most stressful days of your life.  Anyone who tells you any different has either never been married before or has forgotten what it is really like.  The stress factor is multiplied in areas like New York or California where weddings are opulent and extravagate affairs.   The best way to handle stress on your wedding is to maintain a positive and optimistic attitude.

 

The reality is that something somewhere alone the lines will not go one hundred percent according to plan.  The flowers will be a little wilted, the DJ is playing bad music or maybe there’s another wedding at your catering hall and they are taking away from your special day.  Despite all the planning and all the preparation these things happen and most of the time it is completely out of your control.  So the best thing to do is ignore it, you can’t change it, and agonizing or freaking out about it wont make it any better, so just accept it and move on. 

 

Plan properly and give your self enough time to do and get the things that you want, but on the day of just let it all happen.  Make sure you enjoy your day.  The time, the money and the stress that went into planning everything is for nothing if you end up in tears the day of. 

 

Ultimately no matter how much planning you do something will most likely go awry.   Stay positive and make sure to enjoy your wedding.  The only one that can ruin your day is 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!

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What It Takes To Win The Bride

Posted On: May 15, 2015

What It Takes To Win The Bride


 

 

Now this blog is not going to be about finding your true love, this is about how, as a wedding vendor, you can gain the business of a bride and groom interested in your services.  In the service industry word of mouth is king, you can do all the advertising in the world but if your service or reputation is terrible then it all means nothing.  Brides and grooms demand, and rightfully so, a certain level of perfection, after all they pay a premium and they have enough things to worry about aside from the contracted vendor not doing their job.  How can we as service providers assure the bride and groom that they are in good hands?

 

Again reputation is tremendous, nowadays with review sites and open forums people can and will do their research on a company prior to contracting with them.  We previously discussed the art of selling or how to sell in today’s world.  Present your information open and honestly to the bride and groom, do not treat them like they are stupid and do not try and trick or manipulate them into a sale.  Have a good product and explain to them their options.  Trust in their ability to make the right decision.

 

It comes down a lot to presentation, brides and grooms what to have confidence in the vendors they select, they want to feel comfortable with there decisions.  You as a potential vendor need to gain their trust and put their minds at ease.  Be good at what you do and enjoy it, have confidence in your service and work hard to be the best at what you do.  If you do these things it will reflect in your service, your reputation and the way you present yourself and your company. 

 

To win the bride you need to have a good product and you need to be able to present it properly.  Bride and grooms today have many resources that they can use to find out the truth about your company and your competitors.  Be honest and work hard to be the best at what you do, if you do these things you will have more brides and grooms then you know what to do with.

 

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!

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Wedding Testimonial

Posted On: October 11, 2013

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Corporate Executive Car Service Vs Celebratory Limousine Company

Posted On: January 14, 2014

 Corporate Executive Car Service Vs. Celebratory Limousine Company


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the difference between a limousine company and an executive car service?  Well there are many and in truth it is very hard to be both but if you can do one well it is possible to attempt to take on the other but this is no easy task.   First of all let us examine the differences between the two services; an executive car service caters primarily to corporations and executives, business travelers going to and from meetings or to the airports, a limousine company provides transportation for celebratory events like weddings, birthdays, nights out on the town and things of that nature.

 

An executive car service will carry primarily town cars or sedan type vehicles and or SUV’s.  Most executives do not want a flashy limousine or party bus.  The bulk of the transfers will be to and from major HUBs, airports corporate offices and the occasional restaurant or meeting venue.  There is a huge opportunity for repeat business here as long as the service is good and consistent.  Often you will be transferring the same people and if the company is good you will get used to their particular needs and wants.  Town cars or un-stretched vehicles are slightly easier to run then limousines or exotic stretches because these vehicles only require normal preventative and routine maintenance.  You can lease a large fleet and turn them over quickly to guarantee newer, clean vehicles, this helps reduce mechanical overhead and also presents a better image.  The licensing to operate a sedan is less complex that that required to drive a large stretch or a party bus. 

 

On the other hand the corporate game can be rough.  The service must be consistent and it can be difficult to be on time every time.  Some times all these corporations need is just one occurrence where the executive car service drops the ball and that gives them a reason to look elsewhere.  Most people do not understand the nature of a true executive car service and they will treat you similar to a cab company, they will try to book transfers at the last possible minute and not respect carefully dispatched trips making changes on the fly or last minute.   Most executives have admins or assistants that handle the bookings and other things and adding that extra person into the process increases the chances of miscommunication and human error.  Corporate transportation is not easy.

 

Now a limousine company will be dealing with individuals who are celebrating important moments in their lives, events such as weddings, proms and birthdays will be the norm.  Typically these events involve large groups of people and that is where the stretch limousine comes in.  Stretches range from 6 passenger to 24 passenger SUV’s and then you get into party buses that range from 24-55 passengers.  These large vehicles can be difficult to drive and sometimes will have more problems then a vehicle that is built on a line (as opposed to something that is custom made or cut and stretched).   Electrical issues, more maintenance and a greater strain on the engine and transmission can prove taxing on any vehicle not  to mention the wear and tear experienced when transporting large groups of people who are drinking and celebrating and not exactly being mindful of what they are doing to the vehicle.

 

Now while the possibility of repeat business still exists it is very slim comparatively, but people participating or contracting for these events want everything to be inexcusably perfect.  Sometimes there requests and wants are just not realistic and these people are the ones that are impossible to please no matter what.

 

Overall the limousine and executive car service industry is not an easy one.  A company has to be well equipped, experienced and dedicated to providing excellent service every time.   Both sides of the business have their caveats and problems as well as their benefits and upsides.  When done right it can be a truly rewarding industry, people are appreciative and happy and at the same time it can be horrific if things don’t go right 100% of the time.  That is why All Star Limousine and All Star Limousine Worldwide are dedicated to providing flawless car service no matter the event or occasion.  We are on time every time and we never say no!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick

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3 Reasons Not To Have A Winter Wedding

Posted On: March 04, 2016

3 Reasons Not to Have A Winter Wedding


 

 

There are several really good reasons that there exists a season for Long Island weddings.  The cold weather during the wintertime months is usually a big deterrent for those soon to be wed.  This is why we see a big increase in weddings in the spring summer and fall.  Below we will identify the three biggest reasons not to get married during the winter.

 

1-    The snow.  This is the obvious one.  The only thing worse then rain on your wedding day is snow.  Forget taking pictures outside in most locations and make sure you hike those dresses up or they will get ruined.

 

 

2-    Travel.  Traveling for you, your bridal party, and your guests becomes very challenging.  Even if you avoid a snowstorm the roads can still be icy and when time is of the essence the last thing you want to deal with is inclement weather or less then ideal travel conditions.  For you’re out of town guests storms can cause serious problems if flights get delayed re-routed or all together cancelled, it is next to impossible to re-schedule your wedding.

 

 

 3-    Your vendors.   Most wedding vendors on long island are used to operating in warm weather.  During the colder months their services may not be what they should be.   Transportation companies, photography, hair stylists, flowers and more are all affected by the colder weather.  Make sure what ever company you contract for your wintertime wedding is prepared to handle the snow and ice.

 

There is a reason that wedding season on Long Island is traditionally during the warmer months.  The cold season presents certain challenges to the would-be-wed that the springtime bride just doesn’t have to contend with.  Previously we illustrated some pretty good reason why a wintertime wedding makes sense, above we have three reasons to the contrary, now its up to 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, 2015 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

 

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