How to Ensure Your Wedding Limousine Plans Go Smoothly

A bride getting out of a limo on her wedding day.

It takes a lot to ensure a wedding day goes by smoothly. It takes flowers. It takes delicious food. It takes a good photographer, a crowd-friendly DJ or band, and more. You don’t want anything to throw a monkey wrench into the engine that is your big day, least of all something as simple as limousine service.

We don’t want that, either, which is why we’ve put together a no-nonsense guide to making sure that your limousine will be there when you need it—and with all of the amenities you expect and deserve on your big day:

  • Take a tally of everyone who’s going to be in the limousine or bus. Get your RSVPs in early. Generally, the wedding party includes the bride, groom, bridesmaids, and groomsmen—but every wedding is different. The key here? Knowing exactly who you want in the limousine/party bus so you can make the appropriate arrangements.
  • Arrange limousine services far in advance. When wedding season rolls around, limousine companies tend to “book up” on weekends, which means that you’re going to want to reserve your limousine or party bus well in advance of the big day. Make sure you do your research into various limousine companies and take the time to select the appropriately-sized limousine option well in advance.
  • Mentally “rehearse” your wedding day. If you want everything to go off without a hitch, we recommend getting a blank piece of paper and a pen and writing down how you imagine the wedding day will go. Through this process you might realize that there are some “holes” in your plans that you didn’t think to cover. Write them down so that you can make arrangements to fill those holes.
  • Double-check with the limousine company to ensure all of the amenities you need. You’d be amazed at how many people rent a limousine or party bus only to totally forget that it’s not just a ride you’re after, but an experience. Music, drinks, and entertainment should all be part of the plan. Call ahead to make sure that you’ve got a playlist ready to go, or, better yet, have a bridesmaid or best man handle the work!
  • Coordinate with the wedding photographer. The first stop after the wedding tends to be some place that the wedding photographer picks out, so make sure that your chauffeur understands what the next destination is. This one is an easy fix, of course, but it can’t hurt to double-check and make sure that everyone’s on the same page.

With all of the tips in hand, there should be no need to stress about the quality of the limousine ride when the big day hits. In fact, like all of the other arrangements, everything should simply fall into place as you enjoy your big day and let the people you’re paying to the work for you. After all, that’s what you’re paying them for! So sit back, relax, and enjoy your time with friends and family.

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