In this post, we'd like to take the time and give you some advice when it comes to planning something special, for which you are considering the use of limousines. Whether you are responsible of getting a few couples together for a special night out, or you are in charge of some special occasion (perhaps with your community or church,) there are certain things you need to look for, in order to plan a successful occasion.
1. Do your planning and plan ahead of time
This is a fairly easy one, but a must: You can't leave everything for the last fracture of a second. It's better to be overly prepared, than to be late and sloppy for the event. Make sure you spend the time to shop around the market. Not only for prices but also quality. Obviously in this case, we would suggest that you figure out the best limo company in town. But this advice can carry you a long way, assuming you take it and use it for other aspects of your event.
2. Make sure all important figures feel confident about your picks
There are so many things that can go wrong when arranging for the special occasion that requires transportation. When it comes to limousines, you could get some rates that aren't satisfying everyone in the group, you could get limousines that people don't like, drivers that they hate, interiors that smell and so many other complicated problems. Make sure you find the best limo operator for each and every one of the above parts. Most importantly though, make sure people are happy with what you've decided for them. If it's a surprise event and you are stuck with it...good luck (hey call us!) But if other people are aware of what you are trying to do, always get a second opinion - as if you are getting a doctor's opinion. Why put up with frowned faces for the rest of the night, right?
3. Learn from the limo business, about innovative ideas and tricks
Think it through...when you are 25 years in business, you absolutely need to find new fun ideas to add to the transportation. Otherwise you are getting older by the second. Trust the business you are working with, to provide you with some extra "tricks" that will make the occasion super special. For example, you could have some very good quality alcohol in the back as a surprise for the guests. Or you could have some special stop at some place. Get creative, and let the limousine staff provide you with ideas.
4. Always have a plan "B"
Not to throw mud on anyone's face, but there are some bad limousine companies. The same way you get bad doctors and lawyers, you can end up with a grumpy limo driver, or a very weird group of people working at the limo company. Always make sure you have something else planned along with everything you are doing, in case something falls apart. If you go to Limo Rental Columbia I guarantee you that you'll get the best package as a whole. But in the case that you don't rent your limousine from us, then watch out. My advice to people is always: check the limos, check the limos! You won't believe how many companies (and fortunately not locally) have some beaten up vehicles that have a bad smell in the interiors with the wheels squeaking along the way. Demand from the limousine owner to show you the vehicle, before you give them a dime.
5. Have some fun
Don't take everything too seriously. Of course make sure you are doing a good job and you are getting the best piece of the pie for everyone. But overall, if you want to organize something enjoyful for all, and something fun for all, make sure you have some fun as well: believe me, you will schedule something much prettier than doing it in misery.