Come on, who hasn’t dreamed of partying in a limo? Below is a post telling how you can have fun in a limo while still fitting your budget.
It seems like nearly everybody is on a budget these days. Tighter purse strings don’t have to mean that you have to sacrifice enjoying special occasions and indulging in a bit of luxury. It is not impossible to integrate a limo service into your plans for a special event or celebration without completely destroying your budget. With just a bit of forethought and some creativity you can add the sophistication, elegance, and fun of a chauffeured vehicle to any occasion you want to make particularly memorable.
Review Your Options
One of the first ways that you can have the experience of a chauffeured vehicle while sticking to your budget is to review the fleet of the limo service and choosing a smaller vehicle. You don’t have to hire a stretch limo or ultra SUV model to feel pampered and special. A smaller-capacity vehicle such as a Town Car has all of the elegance and service of a stretch limo but at a smaller price. You may also find that at certain times of the year one color of vehicle will be less popular, and therefore less expensive than the other. This may simply mean that you ride in a white limo rather than a black, or the other way around.
Take Advantage of the Off Season
Limos are in greater demand at certain times of year—such as at the peak of bridal season, when proms are being held, and during Christmastime. This means that the cars will be priced at a premium during this time. During the off season limo services lower their prices and often offer specials, so you can save a substantial amount of money by choosing to use a limo when the demand for such vehicles is lower. A simple phone call to the service will tell you when the prices are likely to drop so you can make your plans to take advantage of these less expensive times.
Combine Services for Luxury and Budget Efficiency
Your limousine does not just have to be the way that you get from one point to another. You can make an entire event out of your ride, which is not only a memorable experience, but can be extremely cost-effective. Limo services have minimums for the length of time for which you hire the limo. This means that even if you are only actually riding in the limo for half an hour, you still have to pay for the rest of the minimum. If you are using the limo as transportation to dinner and then to some sort of entertainment such as a theater show or concert, you are planning for what could be a very expensive night out. Instead, make the limo ride itself your celebration. Instead of going to a restaurant and then a show, plan for a special tour of the area, or ride to a scenic location while indulging in a delicious catered meal or refreshments that will be ready in the car when it arrives. Never underestimate the pleasure of a leisurely drive staring at the stars, or enjoying the offbeat decorations of a holiday like Halloween from the private luxury of a chauffeured car. This will allow you to use the car for every moment that you have to pay for it, while enjoying it to its fullest.
Max Kilgar has experience in all things travel and business. He was in the Austin Limo business for many years and traveled around most of the U.S. but has focused more on his home state of Texas. He loves to take road trips all around his home state, and most of all he loves to share his adventures with all of the folks out on the internet while staying on a budget!