First Step: Decide the type of limousine (Standard Stretch, Super Stretch, SUV Hummer, Escalade, Rolls Royce) desired color, the number of passenger. How many
hours you would like to rent the limousine.
Questions to ask when calling to inquire about renting a limousine:
While most people assume that all companies are equal, well they are not. Most
consumers concern themselves with the hourly rate first and this is a typical
mistake, since most of the times you get what you pay for!
When you hear a price that is much lower than other companies be for warned it
will probably mean the year, make and features of the limousine offered are
older and over used. So the word to the wise: Pay the extra $5-15 dollars more
per hour. For a first class vehicle and the professional service you can expect
to get from a well trained driver. Besides when you consider that a typical 3
hour minimum you are only talking $75.00 dollars on the high end for a new six
passenger limousine versus one that has gone beyond the 100,000 mile mark and
the car looks like it too.
Multiple Vehicle Discounts- If renting more than one vehicle. Example: a limousine, a bus, be sure to ask
about discounts that may apply to the second vehicle. Many companies offer
special discounted rates when multiple vehicles are used.
Murphy’s Laws Back Up - Will the limousine company provide you with a live person to contact during your
scheduled event should you require any assistance. If not, be certain to obtain
a contact phone number of an operating manager in charge.
Additional Questions To Consider:
How long has the limousine company been in business?
Do they have testimonials from past clients?
How big is their limousine fleet?
What types and colors of limousine are available on your specified date?
Do the vehicle have air conditioning and heat controlled from the passenger
What are the cost?
Are there minimum hour requirements?
Is the gratuity/tip included in the final price?
How much are tolls if applicable?
Are the vehicles fully stocked and are the drinks complimentary?
Does your company charge for driving time to and form the limousine rental
company or does the time start when the driver arrives at your pick up
How are the drivers dressed?
Some limousine companies have a uniform standard while others do not. The
appearance of the driver is as important as the appearance of the vehicle and
you will want to have your driver appearance professional and clean.
If renting for a wedding and want to display a “Just Married” sign can it be
attached to the vehicle? If so, does the company provide a standard sign or
allow you to attach your own. If so is their and extra cleaning or service
Tishawn Merritt, CEO Of Tristarlimo.com, 212 427-7827
During the wedding weekend, you and your wedding guests and wedding party members may need a pickup or drop-off. Organize volunteers to do any needed driving ( i.e. airport or hotel pickup). You could arrange for transportation help from hotels, such as: free use of hotel shuttle bus for your guests; Free use of hotel's limousine or car service for your guests; Name and number of a local taxi companies.