Things often don’t go according to plan, and plenty of people, for whatever reason, have ended up searching for a limo rental for prom at the absolute last minute. Some people who don’t plan on going suddenly decide to go; others just left their planning until the last minute – we’ve all been guilty of that, right? Of course, if you can book ahead, you should book ahead, as early as possible. Booking early will help insure that you are getting the best limo available, give you time to check out the vehicles in person thoroughly, and that you are getting the best possible rate for your rental. And, while we’ve outlined several good reasons to book your prom limo ahead of time, the unexpected can and will happen. So, we want to provide you with a helpful guide on what to look out for when you’re renting a limousine for prom at the very last minute.
1. As soon as you realize you need a limo, get one. There is no reason to delay; once you are certain you will be going to prom and will be needing transportation, you should start looking into companies and available vehicles, and try to reserve one. The sooner you start, the more likely you are to get a decent deal and a better vehicle. If you’re renting at the eleventh hour, you should expect to pay premium rates, and even a couple of days will make a difference in how much you end up paying.
2. Try to come out to see the available limos, but know that might be difficult. It’s the height of prom season, so a lot of the vehicles may be unavailable for inspection. Usually, many limo companies are already overbooked by this time in the season. However, do inquire if you have the option to see the limos in person before renting.
3. Do your research! Try to pick a company that is reputable and has great, consistent ratings. Make sure the company’s drivers have all the necessary certifications and licenses. Check to make sure there is insurance on the vehicle. If all the reputable companies are booked up for the evening you need them on, ask yourself – do you really need a limo so badly that you’re willing to risk your safety and your money on a service with poor ratings and terrible service?
4. Know the facts! It’s important to have all the information on hand – how many people are in your party, what times/places the limo driver would need to stop off at to pick up passengers, or what the destination is. It wouldn’t do for your limo driver to receive the wrong info, miss picking up half the party, arrive at the wrong time and drop your party off at the wrong prom! Also, make sure to have all relevant paperwork on hand. Miscommunications do happen, and it’s especially important to make sure all the details are correct when you’re in a hurry.
Renting a limo for prom at the last minute is not the best idea, but if you follow these tips, you will have a much easier time of it. Still need a ride for the big night? Call us at 201-254-0126 to learn more about our prom packages and available rentals.