Congratulations, you’re getting married! You’ll want your wedding day to be a memorable one, and Reston Limousine can transport you in style and elegance to and from the ceremony and reception!
To help you plan your special day, we offer these tips on helping you choose and book a limousine service in Northern Virginia and the Washington DC metropolitan region:
CHOOSING A LIMO
Visit the company’s facility and ask for references. Insist on a written contract within one week of leaving your deposit. Consider using a major credit card if you are unfamiliar with the company you have chosen.
Ask the company if another limo service will be working with them on your wedding day. Do your same due diligence on the other company. If you are not satisfied with the professionalism of the farm-out company, go to an operator who can manage the entire wedding charter, like Reston Limousine. We have the DC area’s largest fleet, with more than 130 vehicles.
Do not book the limousine to its maximum capacity. Reston Limousine quotes the number of permitted passengers in our vehicles based on manufacturer guidelines, which typically is based on 150 pounds per passenger. Unless you have extremely thin men in your party, booking the maximum number of people in the limousine is likely to be uncomfortable. Instead, rent a larger limousine, more than one limousine, or choose from Reston Limousine’s fleet of stretched SUVs, limo buses, mini-coaches, and passenger motor coaches. And don’t underestimate how warm and uncomfortable formal clothing is and how much worse a wedding party can feel in close quarters!
Rent the limousine for at least an extra hour beyond the expected schedule. Have the limousine come 15-30 minutes early to allow extra time for pictures. Receiving lines take 25 minutes per 100 people and photographers take much more time then you probably figure. Please do not assume you can add time to your charter on your wedding day; limousine operators often have more than one event to service in a day. Spend a few dollars more so your limousine is guaranteed for all of the hours you require.
Consider renting a backup vehicle. Limousines are machines — they unfortunately get flat tires and hoses and seals rip like any other vehicle. Ask your limousine professional what system he/she has in the event of a problem. At Reston Limousine, our fleet of more than 130 vehicles are professionally maintained to meet your every need. Our 24-hour operation is always available to answer questions, and handle any situation that arises.
Consider hiring a van or full-size sedan to be on hand as a “designated driver” vehicle for those guests who may not have used their best judgment during the wedding reception.