Can you imagine the smile on her face when she sees a long, sleek, stylish limousine pull up in front of your house to pick the two of you up? As the chauffeur holds her door open and assists her into the limo, she’ll settle back and make herself comfortable in the luxurious interior complete with all the latest amenities and gadgets, and your night will be off to a great start.
Maybe you want to take her to dinner at her favorite restaurant, or consider going for a romantic city lights tour. You might even want to invite a few other couples (depending on the limousine size, of course) to add to the merriment and split the cost accordingly.
Here are a few tips in making this special occasion go smoothly, according to Scott Mezger of M&M Limousine Company, one of Cincinnati’s longest-running limousine rental services:
Popular limousine companies may book up early for this special date, so don’t wait until the last minute and expect to get the limo of your choice. Call now and reserve the time you want before some other romantic guy beats you to it.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
All limousine companies are not created equal. Check out their websites or go look at their fleet of limos if possible. Check their ratings and references at the Better Business Bureau’s website (http://www.bbb.org). Ask a lot of questions and try to get a feel for how the company is run, what their reputation is like, any special services that they include, etc.
SELECT YOUR LIMO IF POSSIBLE
If the limousine company offers you this option, select the exact limousine you want. That way there are no disappointments or surprises when it arrives.
UNDERSTAND THE PRICING
Most limousine rental companies rent their vehicles by the hour. Ask when the time starts and when it ends. Ask how they charge if your time goes beyond what you originally reserved. Ask if there are any additional charges or optional services.
Most hourly rental prices do not include a gratuity for the chauffeur, which is customarily 20% of the bill; although some companies automatically add the gratuity onto your hourly rental fee.
DON’T OVERLOOK THE LEGALITIES
Insist upon a written rental agreement, which protects both parties. Ask if the company carries commercial liability insurance, and is properly licensed. If the company tries to avoid or skirt these questions, beware … they may not be covered in the event of an accident or mishap. Find a reputable, established company who can verify their compliance with these requirements.
If you take these simple steps, you can be reasonably certain that your limousine experience will go exactly as planned, and your sweetheart will remember what a romantic guy you were for years to come!
If you have any questions about Cincinnati limo rentals, or would like to reserve a limousine, please contact M&M Limousine Company at 513-598-5530, or visit their website at http://www.mmlimo.com. They are currently running a Valentine’s Day special package for $199.00 (includes a red rose, rolling out the red carpet and gratuity). Subject to availability and some limitations apply; call for details.
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