A million little details go into planning your wedding. With all the busy planning, sometimes a very important detail is overlooked: transportation for you and your wedding guests. Even though Wilmington, NC is a pretty easy town to get around in, it’s such a great, considerate idea to make sure your guests, especially out-of-towners, don’t have to worry about driving, parking, or getting lost when they arrive for your big day.
Let Event shuttle Service of Wilmington, NC help get your wedding guests where they need to be, whether it’s to the hotel or to the wedding ceremony. Reserve your wedding day transportation as far in advance as you can to be sure you have the best selection of vehicles and companies you want to use.
When you are planning wedding transportation, a little homework goes a long way. Try these tips to plan your group wedding day transportation in Wilmington, NC.
Determine How Many Weddings Guests Need Transportation
Ask yourself a few questions about how many guests will need wedding transportation.
- Who will you provide wedding day transportation for? Just your wedding party, or all of your guests who are from out of town?
- How many guests does this include?
- Do the bride and groom want to travel alone from the ceremony to the reception?
- How much parking is available at your wedding venue?
You may need to provide limo or shuttle transportation for just your wedding party or all your guests. Reasons to consider transportation for all your guests is to prevent unknown locale from arriving late or getting lost. And after the wedding, you can be sure everyone made it home safely after a few drinks.
Providing wedding transportation for your guests makes all of this a non-issue. Event Shuttle Service can pick guests up from the wedding and return them to their Wilmington, NC hotel (we go out of Wilmington and out of NC as well!).
Understand all the Costs for your Guest’s Wedding Day Transportation
Typically, wedding guest transportation providers charge by the hour with a minimum amount of hours required. You’ll also need to factor in gratuity (typically 15-20% of the bill). At Event Shuttle Service we do not require a minimum gratuity or add it to your bill. It is the customer’s choice. Make sure you get the ‘all-inclusive’ price when planning your budget and know what the cost will be for going over hours or the number of vehicles originally agreed upon. Many times, Find out what the deposit is and what the charges are if there are spills, accidents or damage caused by your group. If you are using the same company for your wedding get-a-way car or for your wedding party, ask the provider if they will offer a better rate for also using them for your guest’s wedding day transportation.
Determine Which Kind of Transportation Will Work Best
This is the fun part! Ride from your wedding in a limo, luxury shuttle, or Classic car—there’s great options available.
From our Mercedes-Benz 12-passenger Party Sprinter to a 24-passengerVIP shuttle, Event Shuttle Service has the transportation you need for your Wilmington, NC wedding. We even have a wheelchair-access van for any special needs guests.
Do Your Research
Once you have an idea of what your needs are for your wedding transportation in Wilmington, NC, you can start researching potential vendors. Get referrals from former brides, your other wedding vendors, and the transportation service. Reviews on Google, Yelp, and Facebook are a good place to start. Event Shuttle Service is always happy to provide references from happy clients in Wilmington, NC.
Questions for Your Transportation Provider
Try to book your wedding transportation at least six months in advance of your wedding. When you call each transportation service, ask a few questions:
Are you available on the date of my wedding?
Are the styles of transportation I want available on my wedding date?
Can you offer transportation to all of my guests?
Can you give me a price quote?
Are there any cancellation/late fees?
Do you have references I can contact?
Can I see the transportation you offer?
Are there any specials or wedding packages available?