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Limousine Hire 101: What to Consider When Hiring a Limo

When it comes to planning your special event, finding a great limousine to hire is an important part of the travel experience. At Limousine Kings, we want you to have the most enjoyable journey in your limousine, which is why we’ve compiled these helpful tips to make booking your next limo a bit easier.

Plan the Details of your Event

Before you know which limousine to hire, you should ask yourself some questions about the event you’re attending.

  • What kind of event are you attending?
  • How many people will you be travelling with?
  • Will you need music or entertainment during your journey?
  • If you’re attending a wedding, will your limousine need a bridal door?
  • Will you be bringing luggage or other accessories with you?

If you’re able to organise these details prior to booking your limousine, you’ll have a much better chance of choosing the right vehicle for your occasion.

Book Early

No matter what event you’re planning, we recommend you book as early as possible.

For weddings, many people book months – possibly a year or more – in advance to secure their spot. For other important events like proms, birthdays, graduation ceremonies, or corporate events; it’s a good idea to book a month or more in advance.

By booking your limo for hire early – you’ll avoid disappointment later on.

Inspect the Vehicle

Any reputable limo hire company will be happy to show you their fleet in-person.

At Limousine King, we’re happy to show our vehicles to any prospective clients. During this meeting, we also take the time to meet you and become familiar with the type of event you’re attending.

Any limousine you hire in Melbourne should have the look of a luxury vehicle. The paint job should be very clean, while the interior and upholstery should be spotless. Your vehicle should also have plenty of space to suit your amount guests.

If you’re looking for entertainment options like a fully-equipped bar, sound systems, TVs and Blu-Ray players – be sure to enquire about these features.

Meet the Chauffer

If possible, take the time to become acquainted with your driver.

A great driver will be friendly, sociable and courteous towards you. They should be well-presented and take the time to understand our particular needs for the event. Most importantly, your chauffeur must be licensed by the Taxi Services Commission.

If you’re lucky, your driver will go above and beyond for the event and give you a fantastic limo for hire experience in Melbourne.

Read Reviews and Testimonials

One thing you cannot judge based on the car or chauffeur alone… is the overall experience.

Read comments, star ratings, and reviews left by previous customers.

If the company has a Facebook page, check out the reviews written there. You can also check Google, local hire websites, and the company’s own testimonial page.

When reading reviews, you should keep in mind their use of words and language. Does the review read like it was written by a real person? Be wary of any review that uses too much ‘sales talk’ or industry jargon, as they were probably written by the company themselves or an unrelated third-party.

Besides reading reviews and testimonials, you can also check the star ratings on Google and social media pages.

Need a driver for your next event? Give the Limousine King a call on 0401 266 035 or send your online enquiry for a FREE QUOTE.

Choosing the Right Limousine for Your Wedding

Your wedding day is one of the most important events you’ll ever plan.

At The Limousine King, we want your big day to be a successful event that everyone will fondly remember. To help you find the right wedding limousine to hire in Melbourne, we’re proudly sharing these helpful tips with you.

Book Early

When planning your wedding, it’s a good idea to book your limousine at least 4-6 months in advance. If you’re extra-prepared, you can even book your vehicle a year or more in advance! The wedding car hire industry is very competitive, so spots can (and usually do) fill up very quickly.

The best advice? Get your foot in the door early… and avoid disappointment later on.

Plan Your Wedding Timeline

During your wedding day, you will probably be travelling to different locations prior to reaching the actual venue. Before hiring your wedding limousine, ask yourself some of these helpful questions first:

  • How many guests will you be picking up?
  • Where will your guests be located?
  • Where will you be getting your hair and makeup done?
  • Where will you be taking family or bridal pictures?
  • Will you be taking your limousine to the venue and back?
  • How many guests will you be taking back with you?

By answering these questions, you’ll have a better idea on how much your wedding limousine hire in Melbourne will cost. This will help you estimate costs based on hourly rates and the price of mileage.

You can also plan ahead for unexpected factors like traffic, late arrivals, and other last-minute changes.

Inspect Your Wedding Car

Inspecting your limousine is the perfect opportunity to become familiar with its overall looks and luxury appeal. Any limo hire service in Melbourne should be happy to show you their fleet. Avoid any providers who are hesitant to offer this benefit to you.

At Limousine Kings, we gladly show off our luxury cars to potential customers.

Your wedding car should be in pristine condition. The paint job should be very clean and well-presented with no visible scratches, dirt marks or fading. The interior should be just as immaculate, with clean upholstery and no visible marks, torn material or distracting scents.

As you’re planning for a wedding, make sure your vehicle has an extra-large bridal door. This way, the bride can easily enter and exit the vehicle with no fuss.

If you’re looking for extra entertainment features like a fully-equipped bar, sound system, TV and Blu-ray player – ask the wedding car hire company if these features are included.

At the Limousine King, we provide you with the most enviable and stylish wedding limousine for hire in Melbourne. With every detail made to be perfect, we guarantee you’ll reach your destination on time and in style.

Contact the Limousine King on 0401 266 035 or send your online enquiry. Our team will give you a FREE QUOTE over the phone or online.