limousines embody style, sophistication and class. However, if you are hiring a limo for your next special occasion, it is likely that it is your first time in one. So how do you know how to act and what to do?
If this is the case, you don't need to worry. An experienced limo hire company will have experienced chauffeurs who will know what to do in every situation. A good chauffeur should know when to open the door, who to open it for and who should get in first. For example, if the bride and groom are getting into their limo and there is only access from the pavement, the groom should get in first as a lady should never be expected to shuffle across the seat.
A good chauffer will also be dressed the part, in a suit or tuxedo and possibly even a hat for weddings. And can your chauffeur handle emergencies requiring a lint brush or is he leaning against their car outside the reception smoking?
When tipping your limo driver, it is up to you. The tip may be included in the contract price so read it carefully. Otherwise, if you have hired the limo for the day, there is no need to tip the driver each time you get in and out, just at the end of the day. Also, if you have more than one driver you will need to tip each one.
When hiring a limousine, you want to make sure you get the one you want, the one you looked at three months ago may not be available when you go to book it three weeks before your wedding. Therefore you should book six to eight months in advance. If it is a unique limo, or even a one of a kind, you may need to book it in up to 12 months before. This is especially true if your wedding or prom is in the spring or summer as this is a peak time for limo hire.
For chauffeurs and limos which meet all of these standards and more, contact us today and let us offer you a stretch limo to suit your needs and ensure your next special event is memorable for all of the right reasons.
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