What is the right Limousine for you? Well there are numerous factors to consider, such as, how many people you need to transport, how many hours of service you need, how far you are going, and the type of special event. Knowing what type of special event is a key factor and most limousine rental companies will need to know if this is for a wedding, concert, funeral, prom, airport transfer birthday party, anniversary or any other special event. This is because some companies specialize in certain type or types of events and can offer you better experience with the more information you provide.
1. Decide the Type of Event
Usually limousine companies charge depending on the type of event you want. Examples of some events are: weddings receptions, airport transfers, tours, birthdays, tours, sporting events, concerts, funerals, point to point transfers, proms, business meetings and numerous other special Events. Most limousine companies have special rates and have hourly minimums on certain nights; especially weekends.
Have Your Details Ready
Most companies have hourly rates, it is important to decide how much time you need. Also, will the driver wait for the whole event or is it a drop-off and pick up only. These types of details will be needed to ensure your needs are met.
2. How many Participants
Before you call know how maybe people you need to transport because it can affect what type of vehicle you will need. You should make sure that you choose a limousine that is big enough to accommodate all of your guests. You do not want them stuffed in like a can of sardines.
3. Choose your Vehicle
Types of vehicles we offer:
- Holden Caprice Sedan
- Holden Statesman Sedan
- 7 Passenger Stretch Limousine
- 9 Passenger Stretch Limousine
- 11 Passenger Stretch Limousine
4. Focus on Value
The best service at the best price: Not all limousines are equal. Price is an important factor in your search. Just like when you rent a hotel, there are different price points for different levels of service. You should consider your budget and plan accordingly.
5. Get the Right Ride
The right vehicle can make all the difference for riding in style from your event. It’s a good idea to choose a vehicle that has room for a few more seats than needed to ensure you have space and everyone rides in comfort. Some companies have different amenities, so ask in advance.
6. Safety First
The most important thing to consider when booking a limo is safety for yourself and your party. Legitimate limo companies will have the proper levels of insurance and be properly licensed. Do not book a limo with a company that have proper licensing and insurance credentials
7. Plan Ahead
Plan all details of your event. If you have a preferred route to your location or if you need certain products of features, then make sure these details are planned and provided.
Get the full price
Some limousine companies have their own unique pricing policies, whether their offer services priced per hour, a flat rate, or an all-inclusive packages. Pay attention to Additional charges or, add-ons, and other services fees may not be included in the base price. Be sure you understand all charges and get the full price up front.
8. All-Inclusive Packages
A package a good choice for special events like weddings, concerts, sporting events or any event with a predetermined start and end time. Packages usually have a predetermined number of hours in a vehicle that coincides with your party size and event type for a flat rate at an all-inclusive price. Packages are usually cheaper than general services.
9. Reserve in Advance
Begin your search for a limo in advance. Depending on the event book the limo a few months in advance. In general, it is best to start looking three to four weeks before your event. Be sure to get confirmation in writing and contact your provider a week before the event, just to ensure everything is confirmed. It is best to call a few weeks in advance and confirm again two days before your event.
10. The Best Price
Price is important but service trumps all. Lowest rates are not always the best. The old adage, “you get what you pay for” is a good reminder to look for competitive pricing and not necessarily the lowest price.
11. The Choice
Decide which company you feel most comfortable with. Reputable companies will be on time, have vehicles in good conditioned and professional chauffeurs. The right company for you will have the vehicle with the amenities you want, for the event you are attending.
When booking make sure you receive a copy of the contract and/or reservation, confirmation number, or any other important information such as, insurance and their cancellation policy in writing. All routes should be verified and the driver is scheduled and informed. Call a few hours before the event, to check in and make sure everything is satisfactory.