Hiring a limousine used to be the preserve of the rich and famous, the glitterati on their way to the Oscars or her ladyship making her perfumed way to the opera. But increasingly it is something open to all of us and something that more and more people want to be able to enjoy. For a wedding day to remember, for a prom night never to forget, or just to make a loved one’s special day spectacular from start to finish, a limousine is becoming an accessible option for more and more people.
Hiring a limousine is new to most people, and it’s not exactly a skill that gets taught in your average school! Like most things, though, it’s simply a matter of confidence- and actually much simpler than you might think. Firstly you need to find a company in your area, like us in Fort Lauderdale for example. Once you have found a company that you like the look of you will want to ring them and book your vehicle, but first, there are a few questions that you need to ask yourself to ensure you get the perfect fit.
An important next consideration once you know the time and date of your event is how many people you will want the limo to be for. Like any other type of vehicle, there are a variety of sizes of limousine available and you want to choose the one that’s the right size for you. It’s worth noting that the general advice is to size up – so a 10-seater limo will seat 10 – but would seat 8 in comfort. There’s no point in choosing to opt for the luxury of a limo and then feeling that you don’t have room to relax comfortably.
A second consideration is the type of limo, the style, color etc. For some people, it won’t be a consideration as they will be happy with whatever is on offer. For others, there will be a particular look that they are aspiring to. Either way, it helps to be clear on what you want before you book. If you’re not sure what you won’t say so, any reasonable company will be happy to advise you.
And finally, time. Most limo services will charge by the hour and you need to have a realistic idea of how long you will need the limousine. This is not the place to start skimping. While you may want to feel like Cinderella going to the ball on your special night, this would not extend to having to hurry away at midnight! Allow yourself extra time for unforeseen hiccups, and to ensure that you can enjoy your time in an unhurried calm, rather than in a panicked rush as you worry about when the car has to leave.
And that’s it. Ring your chosen company and talk through your wishes. Get a firm total price for your request and book it. Then sit back and enjoy the ride.