Lots of things influence your selection of the right combination of Bay Area wedding limo services. Here is a list of reminders and tips to keep in mind as you make your plans.
Photo Op – Make sure you know how much time your wedding photographer will need for pictures taken immediately after the ceremony. Find out approximately how many shots he/she plans to take. It takes an hour or more to shoot 25 or 30 photos. Take this into account when scheduling the time at which your driver picks you up to transport you to the reception.
Get Me to the Church on Time – All the wedding party members don't need to be at the ceremony venue at the same time. Of course, the groom and groomsmen should be there 45 minutes to an hour before the ceremony begins to greet and seat guests. To make that work, reserve two vehicles (one for the men and another for the bride and bridesmaids) or simply ask that the men be picked up first. If distances permit, the driver can easily return for the ladies and still get everyone there on time.
Everyone Counts – Depending on your needs and budget, it might be wise to evaluate a limo or sedan for family members and/or your attendants. And if your event is being held in a remote or hard-to-find location, buses and vans might be the right option to transport guests.
Frugal or Fantasy? – You probably don't have an unlimited budget, so it's important to evaluate options that will give you the greatest satisfaction for your dollar. Think about what will make your special day really special for you. Do you dream about the “wow” factor and want to make that grand entrance in a stretch limo? Or would you feel just as pampered arriving at the reception in a luxury sedan? Ask about your options and select those that best suit your preferences, budget, needs and style.
Timing is Everything – Remember that late spring and summer weddings may overlap with prom season. Contact your wedding limousine service as soon as your date is set to avoid conflicts and ensure you get the vehicle you want. Once your reservation is made, give the limo service your full itinerary, including contact information for the person in charge of coordinating transportation the day of your wedding. Your limo service provider is an expert who has worked many weddings. They can review your schedule and make appropriate suggestions that, based on experience, they know will ensure a smooth and flawless day.
Don't Forget to Breath – Give yourself a little extra time as you plan your schedule for pick up times. You don't want to feel rushed, so plan to be ready 20 to 30 minutes before your driver is scheduled to arrive. Then lean back, breath in the rich smell of luxurious leather upholstery, relax, and enjoy.
Just the Facts, Ma'am – Remember to ask questions as you evaluate various Bay Area wedding limousine services, such as:
- How new are the limousines and other vehicles offered?
- Is there a difference in price depending on the vehicle's color?
- What will the chauffeur wear?
- Is the driver's gratuity included in the price?
- Is it less expensive if I choose a package?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- Do you include any extras in the basic price, such as beverages, appetizers, decorations, sun roof, and so on?