18 Mar WHO IN YOUR WEDDING PARTY NEEDS A LIMO?
WEDDING LIMO ETIQUETTE: WHO TO BOOK FOR
Wedding season is almost here, and with it comes the frenzy of final planning for the big event. There are millions of little details to work out, but figuring out your wedding limo plans on Long Island shouldn’t be an issue. We’ve got you covered.
But what about all the people attending your wedding ceremony? Do they get a limousine or are they left to their own devices? Fortunately, we’ve taken care of that question by spelling out exactly who in your big day gets a limousine or car service.
PARENTS OF THE BRIDE
Sure, the parents of the bride are saddled with paying for the entire shindig, but they should have a ride to and from the wedding in peace and not have to worry about anything, especially since they’ll be so focused on giving their daughter away. Consider booking a limousine so that you can really enjoy the party and not have to focus on driving home after the event. Every bride’s mother is going to want to dress up and look her very best, so make sure you’re getting into a limousine that is nice and clean and will allow her plenty of room for her dress.
PARENTS OF THE GROOM
The groom’s parents deserve a nice limousine ride, too. Since they traditionally pay for the rehearsal dinner and may even offer to pay for the honeymoon, they deserve a limousine to get them to and from the wedding space, then to the reception location, and home afterward. It’s not uncommon for the groom’s parents to cover this expense for themselves, but consider asking a limousine company for a special group rate for booking for all the members on this list and suddenly the expense won’t be that much.
THE BRIDE AND BRIDESMAIDS
The bride is going to be stressed out enough on her wedding day, so booking a limousine to take her to the wedding venue is a must, but why stop there? Instead you should consider booking a limousine to take her everywhere she needs to go with her bridesmaids throughout the day. Perhaps they want to start the day by going to Starbucks for a little caffeine fill, then off to get their hair, nails, and makeup done, then on to the ceremony.
THE GROOM AND GROOMSMEN
The groom will most likely experience a lot of pre-wedding nervousness, too, so driving while agitated probably wouldn’t be the best idea. And just as the bride will want to give her bridesmaids the treat of limo service, the groom will probably want to do the same with his groomsmen. He and his friends can ride to the venue together, and the groomsmen can all ride together to the reception afterwards.
THE HONEYMOON GETAWAY CAR
Every newlywed couple needs a honeymoon getaway car. Consider booking something unique. It doesn’t have to be a standard limousine. Make sure you tell the driver where to take the new couple so they can put up the partition and have some time alone before checking into their hotel or hopping on a plane. Ask the limousine company if you can decorate the car, and be sure to stock it with a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries for their drive.
THE OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS
For your many out of town guests, don’t worry about booking a limousine. Instead, book a chauffeured car service to get them from their hotels to the venue, then back again. If there’s a very large group at one hotel, consider booking a minibus to take the whole group at once.