Sunday, October 10, 2010

Things to consider when looking for wedding day transportation

Have you considered what your transportation needs are for your wedding day?

Who are you transporting?

Do your future in-laws need a car?

How is your bridal party getting to and from the venue?

Do you have a large number of out of town guests staying at a hotel and will they need transportation?

Just a few things to consider.

What type and size of vehicle do you need?

There are many different types of vehicles available to meet your specific needs.  Sedans are more popular than ever for brides and grooms.  Transporting your wedding party, consider one of the 5 door limousines for easy in and easy out.  Need something for a larger group of people but not large enough for a bus.  Consider a Terra Van.  Buses range in size and can accommodate any size group.  

What is included in your quote?

Ask what is included in your quote?  Make sure you know if a standard gratuity is included, are there any fuel fees or additional taxes or fees not included?  Make sure you get a written contract, look it over very carefully, paying attention to times, dates and number passengers.  This is your opportunity to work with your transportation company paving a way for a smooth wedding day.

How long have they been is business?

How long has the company been is business?  Do they have a BBB rating?  What is their refund of deposit policy?  What is their driver turnover rate?  What type of maintenance program do they follow for all of their vehicles?  All of these are things to think of when deciding on what company will be providing transportation for your wedding day.

I have been in business for over 12 years in the greater Austin area and I have seen each of the above mentioned items be an issue at some point for someone.  The last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is your transportation.  Taking your time and interviewing the companies you are considering doing business with is well worth the extra time it will take.

Please feel free to send me an email or give me a call if you have any questions.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, really good comprehensive info there, Cynthia.

    Some things there that don't immediately cross your mind until they're mentioned. We had some family visiting from abroad and we very nearly forgot about their transport between the hotel and venue until they asked! lol.