Balancing how to throw a dream wedding while staying on budget is a common challenge for many involved in the wedding planning process. Whether it’s finding the perfect dress at a great price or securing a beautiful venue without breaking the bank, there are many costs to consider as the big day nears. When booking wedding transportation, it may seem the smart, economical choice is to reserve a ride only for the amount of time you are in the vehicle. While it may appear an easy way to save a few dollars, a point-to-point ride type is probably not the best ground transportation choice for this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Point-to-point rides are a great option if you are traveling from one destination to another and don’t need to accommodate a lot of additional items such as gifts or a wedding dress or multiple stops along the way. Hourly rides, on the other hand, are a great choice for special occasions where having more time and flexibility is desired.
While the point-to-point ride may appear the better choice because it’s usually less expensive, it also means you will likely miss out on amenities and overall benefits that come when you reserve an hourly wedding limo.
For example, many brides hire a wedding photographer and plan to have pictures taken before and after the ceremony. When you book an hourly limo ride for your wedding day, you can factor in the extra time needed for photos and ensure you get to and from the aisle without rushing. You also have the peace of mind that the vehicle is there for the dedicated amount of time no matter what unexpected events may occur. And let’s face it, how often do weddings start on time or stick to a rigid schedule?
Don’t forget about special requests and in-vehicle amenities. When you book an hourly wedding limo, you have the option to include special requests such as a bottle of bubbly or decorations. When you reserve an hourly wedding limo you are also letting your driver know it’s a special day and they can work with you to truly roll out the red carpet for you.
Some of our limousine partners include extra amenities when the reservation is made as a wedding ride. None of these are included if booking as a point-to-point ride. Here are some examples of amenities that might be included when you book an hourly wedding ride:
- Photo opportunity with the vehicle to commemorate the big day
- Chauffeur dressed in a tuxedo instead of a regular suit to better match the wedding party attire
- Celebratory sparkling wine toast in the vehicle following the wedding ceremony for a special moment between you and your groom
- Red carpet roll-out to make your arrival at the ceremony or reception more glamorous
- Bottled water and ice to keep you refreshed throughout the day
- “Just Married” magnet to publicly showcase your new bond
And after all, it’s your special day that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Why risk booking the wrong ride type?