It’s wedding season! Summertime is one of the most popular seasons to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments. Whether it’s your wedding or you’re in the bridal party, one thing everyone will take away from the experience is having good transportation. Efficient transportation gives way to seamless transitions and helps the day flow so the party can continue.
Wedding planning is filled with details to take into account. Although transportation is a major component, we understand it’s not the most important aspect of your day. That’s why we’ve thought of the most crucial elements to consider to help make your decision to use M&M Limo services easier.
Book in Advance
It’s recommended to schedule your limo service at least six months before your wedding. Formal vehicles are in high demand during “prom and graduation season (April, May, and June),” so if your wedding falls within those months expect everything to be booked. Make sure you’ve solidified your wedding party size and call as soon as you can. The name of the game is the earlier, the better.
Pro tip: if you used a limo for your bachelor or bachelorette party and enjoyed the experience, consider using the same company for your wedding. The process will go that much smoother because they already have an idea of your preferences.
Know Where You’re Going
Yes, this sounds like a no-brainer, but it will help tremendously if you are as specific as possible about where you and your party are taking pictures. Pick locations that are a reasonable distance (not too far) from both your ceremony and reception space, coordinating with your photographer on how much time you need to get all the shots you want. And when in doubt, ask the experts! See if your limo has suggestions on what they think the best route would be that would optimize your wedding day timeline.
Add a 20-30 Minute Time Cushion
Traffic stinks on a normal day, let alone on your wedding day. Allot an extra 20-30 minutes to get around traffic if your wedding is in an urban setting or if the ceremony and reception are not at the same location. Take note of any special events happening in the area that might contribute to increased traffic, like sporting events, festivals, concerts or parades to devise an alternate route. To be extra proactive, you could take a test ride between sites to see for yourself how much time you’ll need. This will also help you come up with a plan B in case weather or other conditions do not permit plan A.
Give Attendants a Lift
If your wedding party is not covering their own transportation to the ceremony, consider providing a separate bus, shuttle, or limo for them. They can relax and be assured they’ll get to the church on time. Also, if people in your wedding party have spouses or serious boyfriends/girlfriends, letting them tag along for the ride may not be a bad idea. Extra sets of hands are always helpful to corral your party for pictures or help with wardrobe malfunctions!
Bring Your Own Playlists, Drinks, and Snacks
Wedding transportation is supposed to be luxurious. Special requests, like the type of champagne you want on hand, a certain type of music player you need (like an AUX cord) or a specific dress code for the driver, can usually be accommodated.
Know How Much to Tip
Perhaps the most important and somewhat dreaded aspect of booking a limo ride is knowing how much to tip. It’s recommended that tip should be 20 percent of the total cost of the rental. However, make sure you get the experience of a lifetime that’s worthy of a good tip. We, at M&M, strive to offer the best-in-class vehicles and competitive, no-surprise pricing so you can plan for your day without sacrificing fun. We will be honored to be a part of your big day!