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Limousines offer worry-free, elegant transportation. Most limousine services, can handle virtually any transportation need during your wedding celebration. You’ll feel like a princess as the red car- pet is rolled out, and your sleek, white limousine whisks you away. Limos also are ideal for accommodating larger groups such as the bridal party or family. You can choose from six-passenger stretch limos, up to 18-passenger stretch Hummers to meet your needs. For large groups, begin by taking a head count to determine your best travel option. One SUV limo or party bus might be cheaper than several stretch limos.
Most limousines feature bars, CD play- ers, TV’s, mood lighting and plush interi- ors. And your chauffeur is much more than just a driver. Many are trained to serve as escorts or coordinators. They can make sure your wedding gown hangs properly as you get in and out of the vehicle. They’ll even pose your group for photographs, and serve champagne.
To hire a limousine, most services
require a minimum hourly booking, typi- cally three hours. Ask about special wed- ding day packages to handle the entire day’s transportation. Some even offer a romantic bed and breakfast weekend package to start the honeymoon off right, where everything from the limo trans- portation, to candlelit dinner, flowers and even massages are included.
Before booking a limousine service, make sure it is fully insured and licensed and operates only new, well-maintained vehicles. Check their standing with the Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. Ask about chauffeur training and certification, and be sure they will not subcontract the driver or vehicle you have selected. Before making a deposit, get a detailed written agree- ment, including a guarantee in the event the selected vehicle breaks down or the driver is late.
classic cars
Vintage cars are another way to make your first ride as husband and wife unfor- gettable. Antique limos lend personality
and nostalgia to your arrival. You might choose a chauffeured 1953 Cadillac con- vertible to set a Happy Days-retro tone to your day, or opt for a vintage Rolls Royce or Bentley for a touch of senti- mental class.
Rates for classic limousines may be slightly higher than traditional models, but the ‘wow’ impact is worth it. Look for established companies with a record of reliability. Before finalizing your agree- ment, check the vehicle’s condition. Tires should be new, and the paint and interior should be spotless. And for summer wed- dings, you’ll want a vehicle retrofitted with modern air-conditioning.
carriage rides
For the ultimate fairy-tale wedding, nothing beats a horse-drawn carriage for making a memorable entrance and exit. Imagine an outdoor setting, string music playing softly as your guests await your arrival. In the distance, they hear a faint clippity-clop that intensifies until your horse-drawn carriage comes into sight. A driver complete with top hat and white
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