Prom Limo Rentals
Limo Rentals for That Big Night
Most people can’t think of their prom without thinking about getting a
limo for the big occasion. Make sure you do your homework and end up with
the prom limo experience you're looking for.
Follow this handful of simple rules—the steps to landing the finest
four wheels on prom night—and you’ll be sure to have the prom of your
Step 1. Be polite, be patient, and be prepared to call around.
Prom night surely is a big night for high schoolers, but it’s also one
heck of a night for limo companies. Many of them will have their whole
fleet booked up. So expect to have to call around to several places to
find an opening for the right limo, and be on your best behavior
during each call. You want the limo company to hook you up, right? Not
Step 2. Ask around for trusted referrals. One sure way to cut
down on the number of places you’ll need to call is to talk to friends
and family members who recently rented a limo. Maybe your cousin used
one at her wedding and had a great experience, or maybe your aunt’s
neighbor owns a limo company.
Step 3. Check up on your A-list of companies. Once you have a
list of possible rental companies, based on your referrals and your
calls, get one last referral. Check with the Better Business Bureau or
another local business organization. People tend to report on sketchy
companies, so the more complaints you find, the farther away from that
company you should stay.
Step 4. Make sure you, and the company of your choice, sign on
the dotted line. No matter where you get your limo, get everything in
writing: the pickup time, the amount of hours you plan to use it, the
make, model, and year of the limo you want. If you did steps 1, 2, and
3 correctly, many times this contract is just an unnecessary
precaution. But on the other hand, there are a lot of horror stories
about double bookings out there. Or how about that story about a prom
group paying for a stretch Escalade, only to have a 1979 Hearse pull
up in front of their house?
Step 5. Give yourself an out. Just in case there is any
reality-TV-like drama before your prom—canceled dates, friends who
won’t pay up, etc.—be certain that your limo company has a
cancellation policy. Trust us, limo companies are used to last-minutes
changeups, so don’t be embarrassed to ask about the policy—and receive
a copy of it in print.
Lastly, have fun. We could tell you not to do anything immoral in the
back of that limo, but we’ll leave that speech for your parents.
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