The Big Day: Getting the Most Out of Your Wedding Transportation
Wedding Day Transportation Tips
Wedding season is in full swing! Aristocat Transportation has put together a quick guide to making sure your special day is stress-free and unforgettable. Let us do the work on your big day! Listed below are a few helpful hints on how to select the right service for your wedding.
Before You Book Your Transportation:
1) Be prepared
When calling a limousine service to take care of your transportation, have the following information ready for your quote:
- Date of service
- Number of hours needed
- Cities and locations
- Estimated number of passengers
A rough idea of any or all of these details will help you with your reservation. Even if you’re not altogether certain of every piece of your day, even some information is better than none. Give your transportation company representative a rough estimate and pricing range if you need to. The more specific you are about your service, the more accurate quote you’ll get.
There is such a thing as calling too early. Some pricing rates can change from season to season, making quotes hard to give too early in advance. Even though no one should wait until the last minute, not all is completely lost if you start calling for quotes within a month of the date.
2) Knowing your options
One of the most difficult decisions you will make about your wedding transportation is what kind of vehicle you would like to use. When selecting a vehicle, think about the price, the convenience, and most of all, the comfort of the passengers. Transportation is a convenience and everyone in your wedding party should travel comfortably. Buses allow for large weddings to travel comfortably and shuttle to and from the reception. Combining these services is also financially smart and will save everyone time. The buses allow for storage of drinks and additional beverages in ice coolers.
Making Your Reservation:
1) Email quotes
When receiving a quote, be sure to ask to have your quote emailed to you. It will help you compare your notes with other limousine companies if you’re shopping around and you will have the quote from the limousine provider for a reference.
2) Comparing isn’t just for rates
Though rates are important in searching for the best service provider, there is a lot more to shopping around than price. Price and value are different! Be sure to visit the limousines and see them in person. Aristocat Transportation is open for tours to show vehicles during our office hours. Find the company that gives you the most quality vehicles and amenities for the fair amount. Think value, not price. Sometimes a great deal can result in a poor quality vehicle showing up on your wedding day, so make sure to do your research.
3) Asking the right questions
Be sure to ask your reservationist; about their insurance policies, cancellation policies, late/overtime policies, excessive mess policies, and extra surcharges for fuel or distance.
Aristocat Transportation provides many resources for brides to help them on their big day. These resources include our preferred vendor list, our wedding itinerary worksheet, and our complementary wedding packages free of charge with all wedding reservations. Aristocat offers over 95 vehicles to fit your wedding needs. Give us a call today at (586) 574-0700 or request a quote.
Make your special day stress-free and unforgettable by choosing the right provider for your needs!
Posted on July 11th, 2012 in Weddings.