You’re getting married! You’ve played out your wedding day many times over, before you could even say, chiffon. Your mental checklist involves all of the essentials: the proposal on one knee, the princess-cut diamond, the mermaid-style dress, the church filled with fresh lilies, and somehow you’ve managed a beach-themed reception even though you’ve lived in the vast, hot desert all your life! At some point you’ve conjured up the scene where you and your groom flow out of the church, and approach the shiny, black stretch-limo. How the limo made it to the church doorstep was a mystery… er, magic? Ground transportation was never a part of your imaginary stroll down the aisle, there’s no romance in reserving a limo, that’s all a behind the scenes act!
Act I: Enter Wedding Transportation to the forefront Although it’s not the most romantic item on your wedding list, it should be one of the first you address. Here’s a bit of a reality check: Because Las Vegas is a tourist/convention destination, many chauffeured transportation companies have blackout dates in which they specifically cater to big name conventions, fight nights, even royalty. These VIP’s seek out chauffeured transportation up to months in advance in order to book the best and most luxurious vehicles Las Vegas has to offer. On a daily basis special events and conventions affect the entire city as far as obtaining an affordable rate for hotels, restaurants and trendy nightclubs. Chauffeured transportation is no exception to the rule and is a part of the city of entertainment’s supply and demand. “Brides are welcome to book during the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) convention, but just know that you will be paying for a 12-hour minimum for 3 consecutive days. This rate goes for the majority of the transportation companies in Las Vegas,” says, Ami Fewell with AWG Ambassador.
Act II: Save the dates Don’t make the mistake of attempting to book a vehicle—especially specialty vehicles (i.e. stretch limo, limo coach, and stretch-hummer) weeks before your wedding day only to find out the 24-passenger limo coach you wanted for your wedding party has been booked as a celebrity party bus. Important events and black-out dates to remember are:
- CES in January
- Labor Day
- Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in June
- New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day,
- Celebrity concerts can happen at any given time
- Group conventions can happen at any given time
- Fight-nights can happen at any given time
Act III: Wedding transportation bliss Keep these tips in mind and you and your groom will be transported off into the glimmering sunset like true royalty that just so happened to book their stretch hummer a year in advance!
For more information to help you plan your wedding, visit BridalSpectacular.com and attend the next Bridal Show at Cashman, January 18 & 19.