Your big day feels like it’s quickly approaching, with all the excitement and stress that comes with it. While your venue, catering, cake, and hotel blocks have taken priority, it’s now time to start thinking about transportation. Here’s what you need to know about what kind of transportation to plan, and getting the right company to complement your big day.
Why is Wedding Transportation Important?
You’ve likely had some kind of transportation as part of your wedding day dream for years. Whether that’s the classic stretch limo or simply a stylish SUV that you don’t have to worry about detailing and driving, you’ll need to get to and from your ceremony and reception. For you and your groom, you may want to enjoy a little liquid encouragement before the festivities, but that also means you need someone else driving to keep you safe.
Beyond safety, think about getting everyone where they need to be when they need to be there. This can be a real challenge, especially when you have people attending who aren’t familiar with the Boston area. This makes it challenging to get everyone together safely, even at a venue like the Canoe Club Ballroom, that isn’t downtown.
Wedding Party Transportation
The first people you will think about for your wedding day transportation will naturally be the bride and groom. However, let’s not forget about the wedding party. It takes a lot of stress off when everyone rides together. You know they’re safe, and you’re all arriving at the same time. Plus, when you book wedding transportation for the entire party, you’ll likely have a little extra space for all of your wedding day supplies.
Let’s not forget about your guests, especially those coming from out of town. You want to make sure everyone attending your wedding is safe and can enjoy the day. Think about how much easier that is for everyone involved when they don’t have to worry about getting to and from the hotel.
If your ceremony has an open bar, booking a shuttle service ensures your guests don’t need to find a designated driver. While some of your guests may choose to use a ride hailing service, this may make them miss part of the festivities as they wait.
How Far Out Should You Book?
You want to be careful to book your wedding transportation far enough out from your wedding day. While you may be able to find a transportation provider within a week of your wedding, it may not be the kind of service you that’ll make your day memorable.
Exactly how far out you want to book your transportation depends on when you’re getting married. Just like venues, transportation companies book up quickly during the warmer weather. If at all possible, start the process as soon as you have a date, even if you’re still deciding on your venue. There is a little process to selecting the right transportation company, so give yourself a little time. Whenever possible, this should be no less than three months before your wedding, but further out is better to give you time to evaluate and choose.
Choosing Your Transportation Company
When it comes to transportation providers, you want to make sure you know what you’re getting. This is true regarding the condition of the vehicle, the driver, but also your pricing. Some companies include driver gratuity, mileage, and gas in their quotes, while others tack it on later, only quoting for the time for their vehicle. Be sure you get the details of what’s included and if there are any possible fees on the backend.
You’ll want to see the company’s vehicles before the day of the wedding. Don’t rely on pictures from the website or social media, which are often stock photos and don’t give you a good sense of their condition. The last thing you want is a vehicle with broken air conditioning or a sticky floor.
Finally, read the reviews of the company to see others’ experience with the service. Did the driver make the day memorable, or were they rude? How was the driving style and did they know where they were going? These aspects are crucial the day of your wedding, so research beforehand.
URVIP Transportation is one of Boston’s premiere luxury transportation providers. Our fleet includes luxury sedans, SUVs, and Sprinter vans. Call to book your Boston wedding transportation today.