A special prom limo is a great way to get around on prom night. The limo companies do it every year, serving thousands of high schoolers across the nation. They are ready, are you?
When to Book
It is best to book your prom limo 1-2 months prior to the event. Limo companies are usually swamped when prom rolls around and those who wait until the last minute will end up with either an expensive limo (heavy premiums are attached due to demand) or no limo.
How to Book
There are many local limo companies to shop around at. Using the Internet, many companies will show off their fleet and have contact information to assist you. Make sure you ask them about their insurance coverage. Any reputable limo service company should carry at least $ 1 Million in coverage for the vehicle and passengers. Ask if you can come to their business and see the fleet for yourself. Take particular note of how they take care of their vehicles. If they are wary to show you and answer questions, this may be good indication for you to take your business elsewhere. Never meet with a limo company if they are offering to meet with you in a parking lot.
For large parties, a party limo bus may be a better alternative than classic stretch limos. Party buses, although not as stylish, allow for much more room allowing for a more comfortable and dynamic event. If you and your friends enjoying dancing and want to keep the party going all the way throughout the whole night, a party bus may be the limo of choice.
Make sure to shop around early as a lot of limo companies offer specials and discounts. Just don't wait until the last minute (2 weeks before), as your chances may be slim. Prom night is one of the biggest and busiest times of year for limo companies.
Deposits can vary but typically range from about 15-30% of the quoted service fee. Be ready to pay this upfront. Some companies include the gratuity in the bill, so make sure you ask about that.
Prom Limo Rules
Basic laws governing your state apply to a limo ride. If anything is damaged, you will be responsible. Make sure none of your friends leave any personal belongings in the ride. The limo companies will not take responsibility for theft. If you respect the limo, the chauffers will usually be very accommodating. Underage drinking is never permitted anywhere. This is the law. If you or your friends are caught drinking or doing drugs in the limo, the limo company has the right to refuse service to you without a refund. Also, remember that even though there may be a big sunroof, you are not allowed to stand up through it.
What to Expect
If you and your friends follow the basic rules and use some common sense, you guys should have a memorable night full of fun. Follow these simple and easy tips, and your limo experience will be one that you will want to remember for decades to come.