There are so many things to consider when planning a wedding that rather obvious items can often slip through the cracks. One is transportation. While it is not a factor with all weddings, here are the things you need to consider if it is an issue with yours.
Limo or Van?
As a general rule, the wedding party rides in limos while guests ride in vans. Transportation for each party is typically required only if the wedding ceremony is removed from the location where the parties are staying.
When arranging transportation for your big day, use the same basic rules you normally apply in business situations:
- Reserve the transportation well ahead of time.
- Get the agreement in writing including the specific vehicles to be provided.
- Get personal contact information for the person in charge of the transportation.
The last thing you want to run into is an inability to get a hold of the person in charge when you have a transport issue.
If you are entering into a contract, you obviously need to negotiate terms. A couple of key issues to focus on are:
- Is there a minimum number of hours required?
- Is gratuity included in the contract and, if so, how much?
- What type of deposit is required?
- When will the deposit be returned?
- Does the company offer a discount for larger orders?
As a general rule, you want to do your due diligence with any provider. A good place to start is a site such as Yelp where you can see what other customers have said about the companies you are considering. If you still have doubts, look for a provider that is registered with the Better Business Bureau.
Transportation for a wedding usually goes smoothly. Limo and van companies know the day is incredibly important to you, so they bend over backwards to get everything right. After all, the last thing they need to deal with is an angry bride!