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The who, what and when is all important when looking for what fits your wedding day the best. Who do you all have to transport, what type of transportation are you looking for and are they even available on your day? Read on to see what the experts from Lamers said and be sure to save all these questions in the back of your mind when you start looking to book.
It is recommend to book your wedding transportation 6 to 8 months before your wedding if there is a specific vehicle you’re absolutely decided on, such as a trolley. Consider booking even further out if your wedding is on a big holiday weekend or a Saturday during summer.
If you are in a shorter time period than the 6-8 month range, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck, you just might have to be more open to all types of vehicles, from limos to school buses. Large companies have hundreds of vehicle at their disposal, and will work hard to provide a transportation solution for you.
Just because your vehicle states that it seats 24, it doesn’t mean that you need to fill every seat. In fact, you might be more comfortable having a few extra seats so everyone can stretch out a bit. If you have 24 passengers, consider a 29 passenger vehicle. This will help accommodate the bride and bridesmaids dresses as well.
Does your transportation company have an alcohol license to be able to provide you champagne and drinks on board? If not, what are the policies for bringing alcohol and other beverages on your vehicle? For example, at Lamers, kegs and glass containers are not allowed, with the exception of champagne bottles that are opened outside of the vehicle.
Limousines are traditional and timeless and perfect for about 8 people. Growing in popularity are mini coaches, limo coaches and party buses, which can transport more people, ranging from about 14 to 24.
Looking to go more outside-of-the-box? Make a statement and arrive in a big yellow school bus. A school bus offers a bunch of great photo ideas and it will be the friendliest on your budget. If classic is more your wedding style, think of a trolley for everyone to hop on board. Either way, these specialty buses will give your wedding day unique flare!
Another option available is a Coach Bus, which is luxury on wheels. This vehicle provides extra comfort along with a myriad of state-of-the-art amenities including satellite TV, kitchen and Wi-Fi.
What happens if something goes wrong? What’s the backup plan? What kind of insurance does your transportation company have?
You want to choose a company with a reputation of providing safe, reliable transportation. Unwanted scenarios happen with even the best planning, so be sure to trust in your transportation company. Trust is just as important as the price they give you.
Shuttling is a great way to ensure your guests can have a great time and have safe ride afterward. It is recommend that brides and grooms set specific shuttle pick-up times so all guests know the exact time to be ready for the bus. Another key component is to have more than one pick up time, as not everyone is going to want to stay until the very end of the reception. Having multiple pick-up times allows guests to leave when they want, or even make a quick trip back and forth from the hotel if they forgot anything.
What’s most important to you when choosing your wedding transportation? Is it the look of your vehicle to accent your wedding style? Is it the party atmosphere inside the vehicle? Or is it the finer details of the price and capacity? Know the amenities of the vehicle before you sign, so the contract leaves no surprises.
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