So you’ve decided to hire a limousine. Congratulations on taking the first step! But as you’ll soon become aware, it’s not as simple as it might first appear. In fact, there are a mind-boggling array of limos on the hire market ranging from stretched Classic American Lincoln Town Car to Hummer limos to novelty Police car limos and even a Ferrari Limo. So how can you choose the one that’s right for you? Our handy guide will help you make the right decision.
First, you’ll need to decide how big a limousine you’re looking for. Surprisingly, they really do come in a variety of shapes and sizes - from smaller vehicles suitable for around half a dozen passengers to huge stretch limos capable of carrying as many as 20 people. When booking for a group of family or friends, we recommend choosing a vehicle with a few extra seats to cater for any last minute additions.
Get the look
Limousine hire is all about making a grand entrance and a big impression - so make sure you choose a vehicle that really speaks to your style. Of course, there’s a world of difference between a vintage Rolls Royce and a stretch Hummer with a silver paint job and chrome rims. Do you want something understated and classy, or something that will really turn heads? Once you’ve decided what look you’re going for, it will help you narrow down your options.
What’s inside counts
Although the exterior is an important consideration, limo hire is about what’s on the inside too. After all, it’s going to be the setting for a large part of your celebration - so it’s worth making sure that your choice of vehicle has everything you need. Is a state-of-the-art sound system a deal-breaker, for example, or will you want an ice-cold beer on tap? By establishing all the extras that you want in advance, you’ll make it easier to find the right vehicle.