Let’s face it; planning your wedding can be bumpy and filled with unexpected twists and turns. Even so, you will do everything possible to ensure your wedding day goes smoothly. This may seem easier said than done. However, with a bit of insight and assistance from all the right people, your dream of the perfect day can actually become a reality.
Because you can’t get married if you don’t get there, one of the most essential services on your wedding day is transportation! Many people either rely on themselves, someone they know, or public transportation to get around everyday, but your wedding day really does require reliable help from a professional transportation company that specializes in weddings. This way, there won’t be any road bumps.
Since you may not know what to ask, or which direction to go when you begin looking, we’ve put together a list of the 5 most important questions to ask when calling around. Rate and date availability are not the only things to inquire about, as you’ll want to get other important details as well. You’d be surprised at how many people don’t think to ask these simple but extremely important questions.
In order to assist you in your quest for the perfect wedding day transportation, the following list contains 5 questions that brides and grooms don’t usually ask but should! Getting the right answers will get you headed in the right direction!
1. Are these your limousines OR do you subcontract your limo services?
First of all, you want to be sure you are contracting a company that owns their own vehicles, which are also driven by their licensed, insured, professional chauffeurs. You want a service that specializes in handling a wedding with responsible chauffeurs who are experienced with engaging in this important job. If they are not licensed, insured and professional, run away, fast!
2. Are you a local based company?
There are some things that you still want to go local with, and this is one of them. Not only does a local company know the area well, but they also have their reputation on the line and word travels fast in this industry. Besides, you don’t want to take any chances with a driver getting lost and/or late on this of all days! You want a professional uniformed chauffeur that knows how special this day is for you and your family.
3. What’s the size of the limousine, and how about the color & condition?
You want to make sure that the limousine is large enough to accommodate the extravagant dresses for the woman and big enough for groomsmen who perhaps need a little more shoulder room. While you’re at it, ask about the age and color of the vehicle, as you don’t want to be unpleasantly surprised when they pull-up to pick you up. If you are looking for something different, such as a stretch SUV or perhaps a specialty vehicle, the same rules apply. How many passengers will it hold? Is there ample room for the bridesmaid dresses, and all the groomsmen to sit comfortably and not arrive a wrinkled mess? If you have a larger party, a stretch limousine, or stretch SUV may be the way to go.
4. Do you write up a contract AND is my deposit refundable?
Be weary of a company that states they handle wedding transportation but do not have any contracts to sign before hand. A contract is your agreement and assurance that they’ll be there for you throughout the entire day. Also, deposits are typically non-refundable, so this should be discussed prior to the contract being formalized.
5. What happens if it takes longer than anticipated?
This is important because nearly every wedding can have some sort of delay and won’t go exactly as imagined. Different things happen that can throw the schedule off little by little, from gathering the wedding party for pictures, to engaging with guests. So, between that, the ceremony and reception, time will fly by and you’ll wonder where it went.
That’s why you should know upfront exactly when the clock starts ticking for charges and also when it ends for your contracted service. If you deal with a professional transportation company they will be able to let you know how many hours will sufficiently cover your event without the need to rush your pictures or worry about traffic. Lastly, ask how overtime is addressed if it should occur.
Hopefully this information is helpful for brides and grooms who are planning their big day. Remember, there may not be many occasions in life that call for traveling in complete luxury, but it’s safe to say that one of those is definitely your wedding day.
So, if you’re located in Westchester or the surrounding area and are searching for a reputable company to take care of your wedding transportation needs, contact Golden Knight Limousine. We’re an established local business that you can rely on to remove any road bumps on your wedding day!
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