You’ve planned months in advance. You’ve booked the venue, bought the dress, hired the photographer, chosen the flowers and agreed on the menu and the music.
You’ve mailed out the invitations, made the seating arrangements. And you’ve done it all months in advance. You’re ready, right?
Not so fast! Have you booked your wedding shuttle services? Oops!
Many of us who have planning weddings don’t make wedding transportation a priority, but it should be. Arriving at the church or synagogue on time and in style is an important staple of any successful wedding day.
Here’s are the tips to make it a smooth ride!
1. Book Your Wedding Shuttle Service Way in Advance
Don’t wait ’til the last minute to order wedding shuttle services. Some of the better vehicles may be gone or the whole fleet can be booked.
A good rule of thumb is to order your wedding transportation six months after you’ve set the date and reception venue.
If you’re planning a wedding in May or June during peak wedding, graduation and prom season, arrange your wedding shuttle services even earlier. Nine months ahead of your wedding is smart planning.
2. Get Your Wedding Party There At the Same Time
Your wedding party might be planning to get to the ceremony on their own. But why not guarantee they’ll arrive around the same time by treating them to a ride.
After the wedding festivities are over and you sneak off to your honeymoon abroad, have a car waiting for your wedding party to make sure they get home safe. They won’t have to worry about driving if they’ve been drinking.
3. Arrange Transportation for Wedding Guests
If you have wedding guests coming in from out of town, why not do something special and order them transportation. It can transport them from their hotel to the venue and back to their hotel later in the evening.
Arranging transportation can make your guests feel comfortable if they’re not used to driving in the area. You can order them a bus hire that accommodates large parties so they can enjoy the ride with their family and friends.
4. View the Wedding Shuttle Choices in Person
You want to arrive at your wedding in style. Avoid risking the disappointment of showing up at your wedding in a ride anything less than fabulous.
A good way to prevent this disappointment from happening is to visit the wedding shuttle service in person and take a look at the fleet. This way you’ll see the vehicle you’ll arrive in when you make your reservation.
And you won’t be unhappy when you’ve already put down a deposit.
5. Up the Luxury with Special Requests
While not all wedding party transportation companies can go all out on decorations, there are other things they can do to make your ride special.
- Put together a playlist with your favorite tunes
- Arrange for your favorite champagne
- Request a special dress code for the driver
- Toss rose petals throughout the car
Wedding shuttle service owners are often happy to accommodate your requests. Just have them write them into the contract.
Final Thoughts On Hiring Wedding Shuttle Services
You’ve got your list and checked it twice. Now you know how to arrive at your wedding in style and make your special day even more special. Follow these tips for a wedding day that’s a piece of cake.
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