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Limos on Your Wedding Day

Limos on Your Wedding Day

A limousine, or limo, is an uniquely long luxury vehicle, which traditionally sports black or white colors, although other colors have also been used like pink, or blue or maroon. Limousines are chauffeur-driven vehicles and are often associated with elegance.

 

Luxury vehicles like limousines usually place more emphasis on comfort, appearance, and amenities such as technological upgrades, higher quality material, and comforts like mini-bars, satellite radio, televisions, and smartphone integration . Luxury vehicles are the transportation of choice for a majority of all weddings.  Travel is elegant and handled by professionals.

 

Currently, limousine companies offer a wide array of new models to suit each client’s needs. New vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Hummer SUV Limos, BMW 7 Series, Lincoln Town Cars , Maybachs, Cadaillacs, Bentlys, and Rolls Royce. A newer version of the limousine is the Party Bus which features capacity for groups, spacious interior, disco lights, tvs, and surround sound.  Typically, they can carry between 10 to 35 passengers depending on the size and type.

 

A limousine service can vary with pricing. The most simple and standardized limousine service will have a wedding package.  This package includes the limousine, a chauffeur and beverages. Some companies offer white tie and black hat service for weddings.  When it comes to the driver, he or she should be in a tuxedo. When using a quality company know that your driver will act professional, know all pick up and drop off locations, and should always be within a phone call away.   Different types of beverages may be offered on its mini bars, and can range from alcoholic to non alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic drinks may be regulated by authorities in certain areas.

 

Some limo services includes extras such as, “Just Married” signs, balloons, bow ties, red royal wedding carpet, interior decoration, flowers, champagne stands, wedding march air horns, and other customizations.   Our advice is deal with quality service providers that provide  amenities that reflect their pricing and your needs.

FYI- most limos companies will provide a white runner for your ceremonies.  Just ask.

Why Limos are a Classic Wedding Option

Why Limos are a Classic Wedding Option


A limousine, or limo, is an uniquely long luxury vehicle, which traditionally sports black or white colors, although other colors have also been used like pink, or blue or maroon. Limousines are generally chauffeur-driven vehicles and are often associated with the wealthy and powerful.

 

Luxury vehicles like limousines usually place more emphasis on comfort, appearance, and amenities such as technological upgrades, higher quality material, and comforts like mini-bars, television sets or bubble baths. Luxury vehicles like these are often built in smaller numbers than more affordable mass-market vehicles.

 

Generally, limousines are utilized for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, birthdays, corporate events, anniversaries as well as for ferrying important people and celebrities. Depending on what the occasion calls for, the color of the limousine needs to match the same. For example, for a funeral, black limousines usually are the best choice.

 

Currently, limousine companies offer a wide array of new models to suit each client’s needs. New vehicles such as the Audi A8L, Leland Miracle, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Hummer H2, BMW 760li, Lincoln Town Car , Maybach 62 and the Cadillac DTS. Vehicles of this type in private use may contain expensive audio players, televisions, video players, and bars, often with refrigerators. A new version of the limousine is the Limo-Bus, which is actually as large as a bus itself, yet has bigger passenger space, wider bars, and is equipped with dance floors, disco lights and surround sound.

 

All Limousines are luxury cars that offer spacious interiors. They can carry between 10 to 20 passengers depending on the size and type. There are many types of limousines, ranging from the traditional types of six to eight doors to the party/bus limousine, which is meant to carry a larger group of people who not only want to travel but also want to party while traveling in style. People rent limousines primarily to reflect style and elegance, which is usually the case when celebrities and other officials travel.

 

A limousine service can vary with pricing. The most simple and standardized limousine service will have the limousine, driver and beverages. When it comes to the driver, the service provider usually will provide a uniformed driver. The driver must be a professional who knows the standard and alternative routes Different types of beverages may be offered on its mini bars, and can range from alcoholic to non alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic drinks may be regulated by authorities in certain areas however.

 

Some limo services includes extras such as, “Just Married” signs, balloons, bow ties, red royal wedding carpet, interior decoration, flowers, champagne stands, wedding march air horns, and other customizations. Customizations can range from chrome fender trims, chrome post pillar covers with lightings, chrome Cartier wheels, and neon lights. This usually explains how some limousine rentals will cost $45.00 an hour, $85.00 an hour or $125.00 an hour. All of the added amenities are reflected in the pricing, and yet are a worthy investment if one puts a high premium on luxury, convenience, and elegance.

 

Types of Limos and Livery Services

Types of Limos and Livery Services

The limousine, also called the limo, has come to be associated with luxury, glamour and style. It is used by the government to transport the highest officials of the country. It is used by celebrities riding to red carpet events. It is used by millionaires, business tycoons, rock stars. If you’re important, you arrive in a limousine—and before you’ve even stepped out of the car, you’ve already made a grand entrance.

 

Even if you’re not a politician, celebrity, or important CEO, limousine hire enables you to borrow that high luxury life even for a few hours. It is often used in weddings, important gala nights, or as an upmarket competitor to taxicabs. And for every occasion, there are a number of limousine models that can be used.

 

The Lincoln Limousine

 

The Lincoln Limousine is like a large, long sedan, which gives the person riding in the backseat a great deal of comfortable legroom. Sometimes, additional seats are attached directly behind the driver, facing rearward. About five people can be seated in the back of the Lincoln Limousine, and two more with the driver.

 

However, most of the newer models do not have the additional seats, replacing them instead with video equipment like televisions and video players, as well as a fully-stocked bar.

 

The Stretch Limo

 

When you’ve got a chauffeur, parking is never a problem—and good thing, too. The stretch limo, a popular model for partygoers who want to make a grand, Hollywood style entrance, is extremely long. The seats are arranged alongside the length of the car, perpendicular to the driver. This allows groups of people to sit facing each other, making it easier to talk and perhaps even make a toast with the complimentary champagne. There is only one door, unlike other models which have multiple doors for the multiple rows of seats.

 

Winton Six Limousine

 

This classic car isn’t actually a true limousine, but a circa 1915 luxury vehicle that’s a cross between a sedan and a bus. It has multiple doors, with an area for carrying passengers’ baggage. Because of its vintage feel and Old World charm, it still has a sense of glamour and luxury, further heightened by its rarity. It is sometimes called a “Jammer” and was once used to transport railroad passangers; today, it is the vehicle of choice of royalty in traditional processions. Ride it, and feel like a king.

 

Exotic custom limousines

 

You can actually hire the ultimate stretch limo, customized with luxury features. Some of these customizations employ cars like the Audi, BMW, Hummer, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and Rollys Royce, although the more popular vehicles that are converted are the Lincoln Town Car, Cadillac DTS, Hummer H2, and the Lincoln Navigator. The typical additions are security features like armoring and bullet proof glass, as well as entertainment systems and even the occasional Jacuzzi.

 

Party bus

 

When it’s a large party—too large for a standard limousine—you can hire a party bus. This can comfortably seat 20 or more people, and can let you hold an event right in the vehicle (as opposed to just using it to drive to one). Features often include surround sound systems, a DVD player, plasma televisions, disco and strobe lights, and even smoke machines. Party buses are very popular for bachelor and bachelorette parties, proms, and tourist excursions. Some rent it for a special and unique birthday celebration.

 

Bachelorette Wine Tasting Tours

Bachelorette Wine Tasting Tours

For those that love to taste wine there are plenty of great tours you can be a part of. Many of them are very elaborate events and they will take care of you from the start. You can take a limo to the location where you will spend the day on a lovely tour. You can even see where the products for making the wine are grown.

 

The most popular wine tasting tours take place in California, however Long Island, New York’s North Fork Wine Region is expanding quickly. There are more than 20 wineries to be found around California and over 35 on Long Island. If you are interested in exploring wineries these are the places to do it. In both places you will find that the temperature is right to grow great wine. Napa Valley is the best known wine maker in the United States. Millions of people go there each year to take such a tour of the facilities.

 

If you are looking for more diversity though check out Sonoma in California. You will fill like you are stepping back in time when you show up for your wine tasting tours. Many of the buildings are elegant and historical in nature. They have been captured in various films as well.

 

There are more varieties of wine to be found in Sonoma than any other locations in the world. Many people like to go to Buena Vista to see the oldest winery in the United States. It has been in Somona since 1857. You will love the scenery to be found all around Somona. If you have several days for wine tasting tours you can certainly take in a great number of them.

 

Many people believe the fall is the best time to take a wine tasting tour of the California locations. This is because they colors are changing and everything is absolutely gorgeous. The leaves on the grapes are red, yellow, and orange instead of just a brown color. The air is cooler too so you won’t get hot during the day while on your tour. At the same time though many people love to go on a wine tasting tour in the summer so they can have a relaxing stroll as well as eat some lunch outdoors at the facility.

Hiring a Livery Service

Hiring a Livery Service

You can ride in just about any type of stretch limo for a lot less than you’d expect– if you know how to drive a hard bargain.

Steps:

 

1. Assess your finances.

2. Research, research, research. Be sure the limo operator is licensed and insured. Decide what type of limo you want (SUV, standard, stretch, superstretch or specialty) and for how long, based on the event and the number of people in your party. Know if you need to include or exclude a bar.

 

3.  Make the call.  Prices may or may not be posted online. You’ll need to do some phone work to get the best deal.

3. Find out the year and make of the limo you’ll be hiring, its condition, and the complimentary amenities before you give a deposit.

4. Hire a quality company. This is crucial–a bad company can ruin your evening. Make sure to bank on the background of professional companies who provide local drivers who are experienced, professional and know the area. Provide an itinerary to the company beforehand so the driver knows where he or she is going and what to expect.

5. Ask whose responsibility it is to stock the limo with any necessary party favors ahead of time. Some companies will provide everything you need; others expect you to bring your own. Sometimes you can negotiate a lower rate if you offer to stock the bar yourself.  Ask them about the corkage fee (this works with some caterers too.)

6. Find out if gratuities are included in the rate; regardless, you’ll be expected to tip your driver, so try to keep it separate.

 

Overall Tips:

 

Make sure your limo is ample enough to fit everyone comfortably. If you have six passengers, get a car that accommodates eight.

 

If you want premium liquor, negotiate that up front, or plan to bring your own.

 

Ask if smoking (or other activities) is allowed. Even if it’s not, most drivers will look the other way if the price is right.

 

If it’s truly a special occasion, don’t be cheap. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for: Most higher-end limo companies have superior drivers, vehicles and accoutrements.

 

Try to clear everything with your driver in advance. He or she is your captain for the evening and can be your best friend or worst nightmare.

 

Overall Warnings:

 

Make sure the limo company and their drivers are properly licensed and insured when making your reservation. This will ensure you are dealing with a reputable company.


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