Weddings are extremely personal, and there are many different traditions, depending upon culture, age, and personal tastes. The variety of limos is as diverse as the weddings themselves; the bride and groom obviously have the final say of how everything is going to play out on their special day. Brides typically have everything planned to the very last detail.
There are some etiquette tips, though, for your hired limo and how things are normally done throughout the wedding day. Here are a few tips for making sure your etiquette is set to maximum.
Before the wedding
Make sure you hire the right Cincinnati limo company (or any other city that you’re getting married in). Have everything in writing, including times, dates and extra costs that may get incurred throughout the day.
Also, make sure that you hire the right limo for your needs. If you have a wedding party that you want to ride with you, the limo size is going to be an important consideration. Most traditional stretch limos can hold up to 8 people comfortably; consider, though, that poufy dresses and other items may make it less comfortable. You may have to upgrade to a Hummer or a bigger stretch limo. Your limo company can help you choose the right size based on your needs and budget.
Traditionally, the limo ride to the church is comprised of the bride and her parents. This is a completely personal decision, though and depends on your preferences as the bride.
Being punctual is a big part of your etiquette responsibility for the day. Make sure you are ready and waiting when the limo driver arrives. Making him wait too long may cause the company to incur late charges. One of the ways to avoid these charges is to hire the limo for the entire day, not just for a few hours. You can discuss this with the company before hiring them.
After the wedding
- Photos: The entire wedding party and both sets of parents typically ride in the limo after the ceremony. If there isn’t room, you can cut this down to just the bride and groom and the wedding party; or, just the bride and groom and both sets of parents. You can also just choose to take parents and the best man/matron of honor. If you do this, make sure the rest of your bridal party has transportation arranged.
- Reception: After pictures are done, you typically ride back to the reception in the same manner that you rode to have photos taken.
- Airport: After the reception, you and your groom can be taken to the airport, or to a hotel, or other destination that’s been pre-arranged. This is traditionally reserved just for the bride and groom, so you can relax after a long day and enjoy each other’s company as a married couple.
Tip the driver
At the end of the evening, you’ll want to make sure you tip the driver for all of his services throughout your special day. Typically Cincinnati limo companies suggest a tip between 15 and 20 percent of the total cost.
Nationwide Limo can take care of all of your wedding transportation needs. Visit the website today for more information.