Not to add more to your already jam-packed schedule of wedding planning, but I’d like to take a moment and remind you that your choice of limo is one more thing to consider. I know, I know. You’re thinking, who cares?
A limo is a limo. Give me whatever you have. Would you say the same for your wedding dress though?
Okay – I realize the importance of your limo choice is not even comparable to that of your dress. My (exaggerated) point, though, is that planning for the transportation on your big day should be a little more than calling to rent whatever limo happens to be left.
First, what style is your wedding going to be? Is it traditional and romantic? Or are you planning for a dance party that would rival the raving days of your youth? Depending which way you’re leaning, you may be better to go with a beautiful, traditional white limousine or a jacked-up Hummer. Keep in mind that your choice will likely be used in several wedding photos and you want to make the choice that goes with your theme and your personality!
Next, decide on the size of your limousine. Or maybe even how many you need. Do you want to ride along with your entire bridal party, or would you rather send them in their own limo and enjoy a cozy, romantic ride in a town car with your newlywed?
Finally, remember to book far in advance. I can’t quite stress this enough… Planning a wedding is a huge ordeal but if you intend to travel in style on your big day, you will not want to leave it until last minute. I’ll leave you with a short tale to really drive home that point:
A couple years ago, I was a bridesmaid in a good friend’s wedding. She had a beautiful, but cold, winter wedding. After freezing our butts off to get the best arctic wedding photos, we were incredibly happy to pile into the warm limousine and be on our way to the reception. Well, that came to a startling halt when the tire of our limo exploded on the freeway. The girl’s screamed, the guy’s groaned. And the bride, amazingly, laughed hysterically. So there we all were, standing in our dresses and tuxedos on the muddy side of the freeway with cars racing past us. We were slowly rescued from other members of the wedding who had to come fetch us, but obviously a limo-full amount of people aren’t going to fit in just one car! So two hours later, the entire hypothermic bridal party managed to arrive at the reception.
So take it from me, don’t book last minute with some random limo company who apparently don’t check their tire pressure! I know it’s just one more thing to add to your list, but if you’re planning on a limo for your wedding, plan ahead.