Hiring a bus rental is a practical option for your wedding transportation needs; not only can a bus charter safely transport your wedding party and guests from your ceremony site to your reception site, but offering your guests free transportation can help them let loose and have an even better time at your big event. Before you sign a contract on a wedding bus rental, however, there are a few questions worth asking.
What Amenities Are Included?
Start by finding out what kinds of amenities and services will be included with your bus and the quote you've received. If you'd like for your guests to be able to consume alcohol on the bus, for example, you'll need to make sure the transport company has a liquor license. Some transportation companies will allow you to bring your own alcohol, whereas others may provide their own.
Other amenities to consider with your wedding bus rental may include a light and sound system so you and your guests can enjoy entertainment on the way to and from your wedding. Televisions may also be included in some rentals, which may be ideal if you have a longer trip between your ceremony and reception site.
How Flexible is Your Scheduling?
If you're hiring a bus rental for your wedding, there's a good chance you only need the bus to get people to your ceremony/reception and then back to your wedding hotel at the end of the night. This is where finding a transportation company that's flexible with their scheduling can save you a lot of money. Rather than having to rent the bus for the entire day, for example, a flexible company may allow you to book your bus only for the hours you actually need it--such as the couple hours before the ceremony and after the reception.
What Will Your Drivers Wear?
If this is important to you, make sure you book with a company that will allow you to choose the type of attire your bus driver(s) will wear. For a formal wedding, you may want a driver who will wear a full tuxedo or similar attire. Any reputable transportation company that has experience with weddings will be happy to accommodate your requests.
Taking the time to ask the right questions will ultimately help you choose the bus rental that's right for your needs. From there, you can check one more item off your to-do list for your big day