Even if you live in a town, you canâ€™t simply run out into the street and flag down a passing limousine as you would a taxi. If itâ€™s your wedding day, you certainly wouldnâ€™t want the stress of wondering if one would magically pass byâ€¦
Hopefully, your limousine experience will be memorable for all the right reasons. So be sure to ask all the right questions before parting with your cash.
Thereâ€™s little point in saving a few quid if you end up in hospital or â€“ if youâ€™re getting married â€“ missing your slot at the Registry office or turning up too late at the church.
But it should certainly be on it in BIG letters. Because itâ€™s always possible an accident might happen. And, even if it doesnâ€™t happen TO you, you could be held up â€“ or, worse, injured.
So you do need to see what your insurance covers. Itâ€™s probably best to have it in writing as youâ€™re unlikely to remember the finer details â€“ especially if youâ€™re stressed out. An email or fax should do so long as it has your details on it but donâ€™t take my word for it!
Oh, and donâ€™t just take their word on insurance cover. Ask to see the details. Better to find out now than to be wise after the event. Obviously, you shouldnâ€™t approach your big day focusing on the possibility of things going wrong. Thatâ€™s why you need to cover them in advance.
Some limo hire companies will make you pay you a percentage of the fee or a fixed charge if you cancel within a certain amount of time before the booking. Be sure to check!
Itâ€™s always possible that the day youâ€™ve chosen to get married is one of the quieter ones. Perhaps you could negotiate a discount if you hired cars for other members of the wedding party â€“ and maybe guests would use this company too. Itâ€™s worth finding out because what you save is there to spend on other, more noticeable things. However, itâ€™s never a good idea to scrimp on insurance or to flout any of the conditions.
Find out whatâ€™s included â€“ and, if itâ€™s really important to you, get it in writing. Itâ€™s much harder to prove a â€˜word of mouthâ€™ arrangement actually existed. To make your day feel more special, why not order champagne, balloons, streamers, music … But do ask rather than assume theyâ€™re included â€“ even if your best friend had them last week. She probably ordered well in advance!
Although smoking is frowned upon in most places those days â€“ and it probably is in limousines too â€“ you might want to double check that yours isnâ€™t going to reek of stale smoke.
You donâ€™t want to become the lady-in-waiting just because the exact place wasnâ€™t specified.
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