Are you looking to rent a limo or party bus for a wedding, birthday party, graduation celebration, anniversary, awards banquet, or any other festive event? If so, then naturally you want the experience to be smooth, stress-free and successful. To help make that happen, here are four things you should be ready to tell a limo rental or party bus company to avoid any misunderstandings or missed expectations:
1. What Kind of Event You’re Planning
You may think that as far as limo rental and party bus companies are concerned, an event is an event. After all, when you rent a car, the rental car company doesn’t ask where you plan to go, or what you plan to do. They simply swipe your credit card, hand over the keys, smile and say “have a nice day.”
However, things are a bit different when you plan on taking a limo or party bus – and it’s a good thing. This is because the company you choose probably has ideas that can help make your experience, even more, fun and memorable. For example, if you’re planning on taking a friend out for a bachelor party that he’ll never forget (even if he wants to!), you’ll get some insider’s tips and advice on where to go, what to do, and so on. It’s an added level of value and service that can make a big difference.
2. The Date of Your Event
Renting a limo or party bus is not like buying something at the grocery store. The prices change based on the time and day, and also in light of demand. For example, if you’re looking to book a party bus the evening where dozens of high schools in the area that will have their senior prom, expect to pay a premium.
More importantly than the price, however, is availability. You want to make sure that you clearly state the date of your event (rather than vaguely suggest a range of possible dates), to ensure that the limo or party bus you want is available.
3. How Many People Will be In Your Party
What’s the difference between, say, 10 and 11 guests on a party bus? For you, it may seem negligible. But for your party bus company, safety and compliance regulations may oblige them to switch you to a larger vehicle – which will cost more, and as noted above, may not even be available when you need it.
At the same time, even if adding an extra guest (or guests) doesn’t violate the rules, it may result in a more crammed and less comfortable journey. As such, be clear on how many people you’ll be taking along for the ride, and you’ll ensure that everyone has a safe and comfortable experience.
4. Food, Beverages and Other Amenities
Do you want champagne or wine in your limo or party bus to entertain a valued client, or do you want chips and soda for a child’s birthday party? What about wifi, flat screen TVs, and other amenities? Talk to your limo or party bus company about these details ahead of time, to make sure that your vehicle is stocked with the appropriate items, and offers the features and extras you and your guests want.
The Bottom Line
Renting a limo or party bus is a smart idea, and can turn a good night into a great one. The above will help you share the right information, and ask the right questions, to ensure that your experience exceeds your expectations!