It takes some planning to make sure you get to your wedding day ceremony on time and in style. It’s also a good idea to consider safe transportation for your guests. You don’t want to hear that a friend or beloved family member was arrested for a DUI driving home from your celebration. Those drinks during the cocktail hour and reception can certainly sneak up on your guests and you can’t be sure everyone will have a designated driver to get safely home or if they are from out of town, back to their hotel.
Even though it may seem like one more to-do item on the list, thoughtful planning of your wedding day transportation will help you and your guests relax and enjoy celebrating with you on your special day.
1 – BOOK IN ADVANCE
It’s a good idea to hire a transportation company at least six months prior to your date. Golden Knight Limousine, like many limousine companies has a busy season. April, May and June are prom and graduation season and shuttle buses, limos, stretch limousines, Stretch SUVs, SUVs and motor coaches are in high demand during those months. High school seniors start planning their prom day transportation very early. If your wedding day falls in one of these months it’s best to reserve at least 9 months in advance. Call the professionals at Golden Knight Limousine with over 20 years experience we will be able to guide you in just how early you should book your vehicles.
2 – BE CREATIVE
Planning your wedding day transportation involves more than just thinking about getting the bride and groom to the ceremony on time. Don’t just book the standard white stretch for the bride and groom. It’s your day, get creative and match your style and taste. Make your wedding day transportation unique by reserving a stretch SUV, specialty vehicle, or party bus. If you have a small guest list you can reserve a party bus and include them on the ride. Decorate the inside of the vehicle for a festive feeling and let the fun begin.
3 – KEEP ALL YOUR GUESTS IN MIND
If you have a lot of out-of-towners coming in for your wedding consider their travel needs. Will they be comfortable navigating an unfamiliar city or choosing a designated driver? Will they be expected to rent a car for their stay? How will those out-of-towners get from the wedding to their hotel and back? How will they get from the airport to the hotel and back? Setting up transportation for their arrival in town, traveling from the hotel to the venue and back again are some things you should discuss when you call Golden Knight Limousine for your reservation. This way, no one in your family has to be “on-call” for airport pick up and drop off. Our professional chauffeurs can handle that for you. Just supply Golden Knight Limousine with a list of guests including flight arrival times airline, airport, number of guests in their party and their name, we will provide smooth airport pick up and drop offs for all your guests.
4 – HAVE YOUR FAQ ANSWERS READY
When you are ready to book your wedding day transportation you will have questions to ask, but you will also be asked a few questions by the company oaf your choice. Having these answers ready will be a big help in allowing us to supply you with an accurate quote. You should review your contract and read it! Make sure you know the policy on wait time, excessive traffic and dress code for the chauffeurs. You should also be ready to answer some simple questions such as how many quests do you anticipate needing transportation? What airport and hotel are you using for out-of-town guests? What is the distance between the hotel and venue? What time is the pick-up from the hotel? What time is departure from the venue to the hotel? Do you plan on having more than one shuttle time for those guests with children or your older guests that wish to retire a bit earlier in the evening? Do you require any special requests such as your favorite champagne, a certain type of music player (IE iPod connection) and will they allow decor on their vehicles for that “getaway” picture at the end of the night. At Golden Knight Limousine, we will let you know whether you have allowed adequate time for all your transportation needs and make suggestions to help you improve upon your plans.
5 – BOOK THE LIMOUSINE COMPANY IN PERSON
Have you ever booked a car online and then been disappointed by the junky car that showed up to get you? Your wedding day transpiration is not like hiring an uber. The fleet at Golden Knight Limousine includes immaculate late model vehicles. We suggest you chat with local limousine companies and ask to visit their site to view their fleet. If they do not allow this, beware! They may be a broker and there is a chance you will not get the vehicles you reserve. The safety of you and your guests is essential so make sure the chauffeurs are licensed and insured professionals.
Planning ahead for your wedding will help you avoid glitches that can ruin your special day. If you focus on the delicious dinner, the best man’s toast, the band and the flowers and leave your transportation arrangements to the last minute you could end up walking from the ceremony to the venue. Thinking beyond the standard white stretch and reserving transportation for your guests will leave everyone feeling relaxed and ready to celebrate and you will ensure a stress free, smooth, fun ride for all!
If you are searching for a reputable company in Westchester or the surrounding area 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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