Spring, summer, fall or winter bride? Make sure you plan early to get the best deals and selection for your big day. Spring in particular is a busy time for limo transportation because of prom season. Even if you aren’t planning a spring wedding you will want to book out as early as you can – sometimes as much as 6 months to a year in advance to ensure the best selection and prices for all your wedding day transportation needs.
Know Your Transportation Needs and Budget Accordingly
Your transportation budget will vary depending on the type and number of vehicles you plan on reserving. Many limousine companies have an hourly minimum for their vehicles so make sure you plan accordingly. If you plan on taking a limo from the reception, make sure to estimate distance, traffic, and other factors that might mean additional time. If your honeymoon getaway is a significant distance from your reception, you want to factor in the time the limo operator needs to get back to the garage after you’re been dropped off.
Familiarize Yourself with Vehicle Selection
Your choice of the type of transportation depends on your vision for your wedding, the needs of your guests, and the size of your wedding party. There are a lot of options out there – everything from classic cars to SUVs to stretch limousines. Not sure what you need? Take a look at our Vehicle guide.
Specify the Number of People to Ensure the Best Vehicle Options
When searching for wedding transportation, make sure to specify the minimum number of guests you will be riding with to ensure you find a vehicle that comfortably fits you and all your guests. Traveling with 14 or more people? You are probably better off renting a mini party bus or motor coach. If you have a smaller party of 8 or less, a stretch limousine may make more sense.
Consider Reserving Additional Transportation for Guests
Planning for a lot of wedding guests? You may want to give some thought to their transportation needs. It may make sense to hire a chartered van or bus to help get all of your guests to the wedding and reception. If a lot of guests are flying in from out of town, you might also want to look at booking airport transfers in advance.