Most people wouldn't hire the cheapest surgeon, or stay at the cheapest hotel, yet, many brides-to-be shop for a limousine service in this fashion. Don't make a precious mistake!
The biggest mistake brides and grooms make when hiring a limousine service for their wedding is basing their decision solely on the "best price". This translates into a large risk for you. Getting the "best price" is like choosing a surgeon who offers the least expensive surgery -- a foolhardy choice.
"Best Limo Price" - Shopping risks
Risks you accept when shopping for the "Best Price"
Your limousine does not arrive on time. You are late for your wedding ceremony.
The limousine is late. You miss your honeymoon flight and an special guided tour in Hawaii.
A 1989 limousine rusting at the seams arrives at your door when you were expecting at a 2007 model. Instead of being lavished in luxury, you are embarrassed on your big wedding day.
Your limousine chauffeur exercises poor customer service with the bride's mother and a verbal altercation ensues. Your day is ruined.
Your limo breaks down on the freeway during transport to the reception. You and your bridal party miss the wedding reception where it cost $60 a plate, yet you saved $35.00 on limo service.
Your limousine service gets into an accident and does not have proper insurance to cover the damages involved in your injuries.
Your limousine arrives late for your wedding. The groom is transported to the church 1 hour after the ceremony was scheduled to consummate. Wedding guests are bewildered and disgruntled. Yet, you saved $50.
Smart wedding limo rental choices
When renting, employ these guidelines!
Ask to See The Company's Limos
Check out the vehicle you plan on renting. Some companies utilize older limo fleets . You don't want to be surprised on your wedding day when a 1988 limousine shows up at the church when you were expecting a year 2007 model! Many Limos.com advertisers have pictures of their vehicles posted online with their company listings.
Get A Signed Contract For Your Wedding
Reliable and professional service will be more than happy to provide you with a signed-contract for service. Companies who can't supply a contract may not be confident in their ability to fulfill.
Ask About Limo Insurance And Permits
All limousines are required to carry commercial livery insurance and proper permits. Unfortunately, the Yellow Pages and advertising services such as ours do not require the same in order to advertise. To protect yourself from "gypsy companies", ask for proof of these with your signed contract.
Ask About Limo Industry Associations
Companies who belong to industry associations usually must abide by special insurance regulations and service rules. Reputable associations such as the National Limousine Association (NLA) and the local livery association are good indications that your service provider does their due diligence. The Better Business Bureau also is a good research source- complaints about limousine services are not far behind auto mechanics complaints.
"The Limo Got Into An Accident!"
Don't be the bride which gets the "The Limo Got Into An Accident" or "We don't have your reservation" story. Cover yourself by getting a signed contract and by shopping smart. Shopping on price alone is dangerous. Some unethical operators do not hesitate to drop a reservation to pickup a better paying fare.