is THE EVENT OF A LIFETIME! Don’t
let a lousy limousine service spoil it for you.
There’s nothing less attractive than a
bride with mascara running down her face!
Reserving and renting a limousine should be
given the same detailed attention as selecting
the dress, the tuxedos, the music and the flowers.
After all, it is your special day! It
just would not do for the caterers to be late
to the reception or for the four-tier wedding
cake to lopsided . . . and it won’t do
for the limo to be late, to break down or not
to show up at all.
Always ask to see the company’s line of
cars. You want a limousine with class.
A luxury sedan or a stretch limo is perfect
for the bride and groom or the whole wedding
party. Take care to select the style of
car that fits the image portrayed by the rest
of your wedding attire; you don’t want
to end up with a mini-van.
Avoid limo brokers. They are middle-men
that have little or no control whatsoever over
the service you receive. They work for
commission, period. Make sure you are
dealing directly with the limousine company
that is providing the service. This also
cuts out the middle-man and you will get much
better prices on the limousine of your dreams.
When you make arrangements for a wedding limousine:
- Ask about the limousine company’s
- Check the company’s references. Any
company that can not provide you with references
is a red flag
- Make sure the company is licensed, insured
and has the proper operating authority
- Check for reputable affiliations with the
National Limousine Association, the Better
Business Bureau or similar organizations such
as the Illinois Limousine Association
- Make sure you see the vehicle in advance
and that it meets your expectations
- Ask about overtime charges and availability
- If you are renting more than one car, ask
- Ask if the company has a EBP (Emergency
Backup Procedure) and what it is
- Find out if the chauffeur’s gratuity
is included in the fee
- If the company does not call you prior
to the scheduled event, call at least 48 hours
before the wedding to make sure your reservations
are in order
- Get a written contract AND review the fine
Michael Colella is President of Limos Without Limits, Ltd. and the author of
this informative article. Limos Without Limits, Ltd. is a top shelf limousine company based in Naperville, IL. that services most of the state of Illinois. After reaching the pinnacle of his career as a private detective he formed an elite limousine company that offers exceptional customer service with vehicles ranging from sedans all the way up to 26 passengers. He also offers eccentric vehicles as a 1950 Rolls Royce, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air limo and a 1935 Plymouth Street Rod Limo. Limos Without Limits, Ltd. conducts over 650 weddings a year and are considered wedding specialists. Call 888.888.8108 to receive a wedding packet with references.