How Far Should You Book Your Limousine in Advance?

“Honey,” your wife asks over dinner, “have you booked the limousine for our anniversary yet?”

“So soon?” you wonder out loud. “But we have a couple of weeks.”

Then, when the week of your anniversary comes, you find that your first-choice limousine company is all booked up. You’re forced to work with a limousine company that you found off of Google; and part of you wonders if there’s a reason they aren’t booked up. When the night of the anniversary arrives, you find out why: it’s a completely second-rate experience.

Oops.

Don’t be this person! Booking your limousine well in advance is a great way to ensure that the vehicle of your choice will be available when you most need it. But you don’t need to book so far in advance that you completely forget about your booking, either. It’s important to strike the right balance depending on your needs. Here are our tips for booking your limousine in advance, broken down by circumstance.

Booking for a Wedding

Weddings are difficult to pull off without lots of planning well in advance of the big day, so this is one circumstance in which you will want to be as thoroughly prepared as possible. After all, you’re not just booking for yourself; you’re booking on behalf of an entire wedding party.

There are reports online of wedding limousines in some areas being fully booked several months in advance of a wedding date. We know: yikes. This is why you’ll want to use a rule of thumb here: “book as soon as possible.” This will give you ample time to choose the limousine company you most prefer.

Booking for an Anniversary/Night Out

An anniversary or a simple celebration of a “night out” might seem like it’s less important than a wedding, but it’s still important to get it right. We recommend calling a few weeks in advance just to check on availability.

Sure, limousine services may have plenty of vehicles for you to choose from depending on the season; but it can’t hurt to call ahead, just in case. These are the kinds of nights that you want to get right, after all.

Calling Ahead for Corporate Limousines

If you’re hiring a corporate limousine to treat a VIP or a potential client to a luxury ride, then you’re often working on short-notice. Luckily, there’s some flexibility here. You should call ahead, of course, but even when you’re short on time, you can choose from different vehicle types including standard sedans and stretch limousines; both of them can be appropriate in a corporate setting. It’s not as important to call very far ahead for these limousines, but do try to work with one limousine company consistently to get a “read” on their usual availability and booking rates.

In fact, if you want to learn about a limousine company’s availability, you can always contact us here at Marquee Limo and ask us how far in advance you might need to book your next out.

 

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