Le Limo Boston Wedding Limo Transportation Tips

Posted by Michael Foilb on Mon, Jun 05, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

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For more than 30 years, brides have turned to Le Limo to provide transportation for a wide variety of points of their itineraries.  Many clients love to use wedding vehicles as an effective and safe way to move family, guests, bridal party members and, of course, the bride and groom.

As you plan, there are some timing pitfalls you should be aware of.  In order to help you decide if multiple trips are the best option for your event please note the following:

  • Make sure the chauffeur has a point of contact that will make the final decision on when the vehicle will depart each location. 
  • Make sure you include the round trip time for each transfer.  (Google maps is a great site to build a proposed itinerary that includes drive times and routes)
  • Be sure your guests know when they are expected to be boarding the vehicle.
  • Build in extra time for each trip based on "loading" and "unloading" and traffic delays.
  • Remember that the chauffeur must obey all traffic laws and will not speed to "make up time" if your guests are delayed.
  • Send a printed itinerary that includes your designated point of contact for the day of service (with cell#) to the office for the chauffeur to take with him/her on the day of your event.
  • If you are able to include a manifest of names or a head count for each trip that is very useful as well.

Wedding day transportation timing is crucial to the success of your day.  Delays can cause shortened ceremonies, missed cocktail hours, and longer receptions and additional charges from other vendors.  Proper planning can be the difference between a successful stress free day and chaos and confusion.  Our staff at Le Limo can help you create a properly timed itinerary and advise you of any additional timing issues you need to take into consideration (ceremonies vs. full mass, photo stops, receiving lines, road closures or construction delays, roads our vehicles are not allowed to travel on such as Hanover Street, Memorial Drive, etc..).  We look forward to helping you plan a spectacular wedding day!

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Wedding Transportation Ideas

Posted by Michael Foilb on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 @ 11:04 PM

While a limo is the traditional choice for your wedding day transportation, there are some interesting alternatives that may cause some buzz about your event. You should start the discussion about transportation by thinking about who needs to go where when. Obviously, keep in mind that alcohol consumption may make in reckless for some guests to drive.

You know you and your future spouse need a ride, but what about the bridal party and the parents of the wedding couple. What about the guests? Does it make sense to set up a shuttle from your venue to the guest hotel(s)?

There are lots of considerations which leads to lots of options for your wedding wheels. Here are just a few vehicle choices to consider.

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Vintage Vehicles

Go glam to your ceremony and reception. An antique car like our vintage Rolls-Royce not only create timeless memories, it also means that wedding photos never look dated. It’s a classic option for a high class wedding.  

Stretch Limousines and SUVs

A tradtional choice, the stretch limo brings a formal, luxurious look and feel to any event and is the ‘go to’ option for wedding transportation. Before you book, just think about some of the options available on the limo front. Town cars (latest model was 2011), Hummers (out of production in 2009) are still used by reputable companies but your images will be dated before you even finish the ‘I do’s.” Ask about hiring a late-model style car. The SUV limo provides a little more glitz and glitter. While they typically seat more passengers, they also have some wildly fun amenities like a disco dance floor, Xbox and PlayStation gaming systems, under carriage lighting, surround sound, DVD players, full bar, light shows, gull wing doors, multiple televisions and more.

Party Buses

After all, this is a party. So let’s get the party started during the ride. With seating up to 28 you and your guests can "belly up" to the bar, turn on the lights and crank the music, before the band even warms up. A party bus is a total blast, there's room to stand giving you sapce to roam, mingle, dance or just stretch out. With laser light shows, iPod stereo hookup, full bar stocked with ice and real glassware, your guests may not want to get off the bus.

Shuttle Bus

With seating up to 35 a shuttle is the safest way to make sure that your guest get back to their rooms without any driving risks. While it's usually simple and straight forward transporation you can spruce things up by leaving gift bags or party favors on the seats or even by serving a midnight snack.  

Custom Trolley

Transport your guests in a luxury trolley with leather wrap-around seating, an onboard bar, surround sound and more. A trolley provides a great mix of class and character.  Trolleys can hold up to 36 passengers and they make a great backdrop for photo shoots of the bride and groom or wedding party.

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The Custom Combo Option

Obviously, you and mix and match your transportation options. You can get the Rolls for the Bride and Groom, a stretch SUV for the wedding party and a shuttle bus for the guests. Some groups hire a stretch limo for the parents of the bride and groom along with the wedding couple, while the bridal party travels in a bus. Our most popular combo is the Custom Built Trolley, for the wedding party and guests and our Vintage Rolls Royce for the Bride and Groom. This paring creates the ultimate photo op for everyone involved.

Most of all make sure to find a reliable, high ranked, professional company with wedding day experience. Transportation should be a choice not a worry.Le Limo would be proud to be part of your wedding day? Call our wedding logistics expert at 508-842-4790.

 

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The Wedding Couple – Le Limo’s Trolley and the Rolls!

Posted by Michael Foilb on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

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Le Limo's Custom-Built Luxury Trolley paired with our Vintage Rolls Royce in the autumn sun.
One of the most popular choices for wedding parties is the combination of our 1960 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce and our Custom-Built Luxury Trolley. Typically, the bride and groom travel to and from the reception in the Rolls as well as stop for a photo shoot. The Rolls makes for stunning scenery behind a beautiful bride. The trolley is used to transport bridal parties and wedding guests. With the increased liability on the hosts for drinking and driving, the trolley is a high class way to get your group to and from the event safely.

The Trolley
The Custom-Built Luxury Trolley is a magnificent vehicle equipped to seat 36 passengers. This Trolley has plush leather perimeter seating, wood grain exterior trim, LED accent lighting, it’s adorned with metallic gold graphics, oak interior trim, classic brass hand rails, brass bell with pull ringer, it has an onboard mini bar with glass stemware, a premium sound system, and an electronic front designation sign. The trolley was custom designed for Le Limo by Cable Car Classics in San Francisco, CA, it is is the first of its kind in the US.

1960 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce
This car is the epitome of class and refinement. The snow-white 1960 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce preserves its vintage appearance with its immortal "Spirit of Ecstasy" hood ornament, its memorable lines and its traditional wide white wall tires. The Rolls has fully restored classic features, a dove grey leather interior with beautiful burled walnut trim and has A/C for those hot summer weddings. It is the quintessential backdrop for photographs and a favorite with our brides who want to make their special day even more memorable.

These are genuinely unique transportation options that truly exemplify the elegance of your special day. Of course, we have more traditional options as well with our fleet which includes limos, Mercedes Sprinters, Party Buses, stretch SUVs and more. However, we only have one Trolley and one Rolls and sometimes they are booked over a year in advance. If you’re considering adding these vehicles to augment the grace and sophistication of your event, call us now at 508-842-4790.

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8 Fun Games for the Bridal Shower

Posted by Michael Foilb on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

The bridal shower can be very formal or an extremely casual affair. Either way, we think it should be fun. Below you can find some of the best of the best in the bridal shower party games category. If it’s your job to “get this party started,” these ideas might help.

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It's all about the wedding gown for this group of beautiful brides!

1.Toilet Paper Haute Couture

Divide the group into teams, and give each team four rolls of toilet paper. Pick one person in each group to be “the model.” Using only the assigned rolls of toilet paper, each team “designs” a high fashion wedding gown. Let the bride chooses the winner.

2. Shower Gift Bingo

Each guest is given a blank bingo card, with a blank 4 x 4 grid. Each guest fills in the blanks with the gifts they think the bride will receive at her shower. Each player can have the bonus of writing her own gift on the card, the goal is to fill a row of five horizontally, vertically or diagonally. As the bride opens her gifts, players cross them off your card.

3. Bridal Pictionary

Divide the guests into two teams. Provide a large drawing pad for each team. One person draws while her team tries to guess a wedding-related words or phrases: To Have and To Hold, Happily Ever After, Just Married, I Do, First Dance, The Princess Bride, The Wedding Singer, The Five Year Engagement, Bridezilla, Toss the bouquet, Rehearsal dinner, Honeymoon.

4. The Soon-to-Be-Wed Game

Before the bridal shower, interview the groom and ask him personal questions and get information about their relationship: “What is the groom most afraid of?” “Where was your first kiss?” “What's does he think is her most annoying habit?” Then the bride the same questions and see if she can answer correctly. Every time she gets one wrong she has to chew a piece of gum or depending on the group, she has to have a drink for every wrong answer. If she gets the answer right, the party guests drink.

5. Scavenger Hunt in a Purse

Create a list of standard items you might have in your purse -- start with the basics (lipstick, credit cards, keys) and work your way up to more random or adventurous objects (carabineer, condoms, dog treats).

6. Who’s Blank is it Anyway?

Before the shower the host interviews both the bride and groom and asks them to finish sentences about their relationship, family, etc. Guests then need to guess if the answer is from the bride or the groom. “I was first attracted to spouse-to-be because of his/her great__________.” “On our first dinner out together, I ordered__________.” “I think my new mother-in-law is very__________.” “My fiancé looks best when he/she is wearing the color__________.” “I’d be happy if we kissed__________times a week.” “I love when he/she grabs me in the__________.”

7. Two Truths And A Lie

Guests retell their funniest/wildest experiences with the bride. Each guest introduces herself and dishes about three interesting events she's had with the bride – except one of stories isn't true. Other guests try to find the lie in storyteller’s tales.

8. Who did what with whom?

Everyone tries to figure out what the bride did with whom. Hand out paper and have each guest write a description of their widest escapade with the bride. The host collects the cards and reads each adventure out loud. The guests have to guess which party goer was the accomplice in each instance. Party members can add confusion by guessing other guests even when they know the event involved them.

As always, be safe when you’re having fun. Try to avoid hurt feelings, drunk drivers and saying anything that will lead the bride to cancel the wedding! Of course, if you need transportation for a wedding or a night out, call Le Limo 800-297-4970.

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Le Limo Captures 2 Prestigious Excellence Awards

Posted by Michael Foilb on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 01:23 PM

SHREWSBURY –  JANUARY 24, 2014– WeddingWire and The Knot, two of the nation's leading online wedding sites have both announced that Le Limo Limousine has been voted recipient of their highest award for service and excellence.

The recognition, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 and The Knot Best of Weddings 2014, are for exceptional wedding transportation.  The awards recognize only elite wedding professionals who demonstrate superior quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

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Le Limo, who is listed as one of the Top 100 Limousine Companies in the country by LCT magazine, serves the greater Boston, MetroWest and Worcester community. The company has a varied fleet that includes stretch limousines, party buses, executive coach, Mercedes Sprinters, stretch SUVs, sedans, a 1960 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce and a custom-built trolley.

Since 1986 Le Limo has set the quality standard as the area’s premium limousine company. While the organization has built its reputation serving the wedding industry, additionally, they offer a full range of services to corporations, business travelers, airport drop off and pick up and premier night on the town transportation. The company’s corporate mission is to return customers to an era of unparalleled luxury.

While many industry honorees are selected by the host organization, the winners of these awards are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

"There's no better way to start the year than by being honored for our hard work, commitment and success," said Andrew Foilb, CEO, Le Limo Limousine.  “We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn these awards. But mostly, we are proud of our staff for their on-going dedication to be the best in the business.”         

Le Limo competed with hundreds of thousands of service providers who were eligible for this recognition. We are privileged to be one of the top Limousine providers in area. Results were compiled from the leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, TheKnot, Martha Stewart Weddings, WeddingChannel, Project Wedding, Brides.com, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business online.          

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12 Steps to Help You Plan for Your Wedding - 6 to 12 Months in Advance

Posted by Michael Foilb on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 @ 01:44 PM

As you prepare for your wedding day it's important to keep track of the steps involved in the process. There are a myriad of complex logistics in order to pull off the perfect wedding. Here's a great starting point.


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  1. Announce engagement. Send a picture and the wedding information to your local newspaper.
  2. Set a target budget.
  3. Meet with both sets of parents to discuss wedding expectations, costs and responsibilities.
  4. Choose and invite attendants to be in your wedding.
  5. Reserve a location for the ceremony.
  6. Reserve the reception site.
  7. Compile a preliminary guest list with addresses.
  8. Shop for a wedding gown and accessories. Order your dress at least 6-8 months in advance.
  9. Choose and order attire and accessories for bridesmaids. Keep in mind the time of year and style of wedding.
  10. Start planning the honeymoon.
  11. Sign up for wedding registries. Set up a system for tracking gifts as they arrive so you can prepare your thank-you notes.
  12. Interview caterers, florists, photographers, videographers, transportation, musicians, etc. Be sure to taste food options, visit the limousine company to review your vehicle options, review the portfolio of florists, photographers and videographers. Listen to or watch tapes of musicians.
Check references. There a muliple online sites that can help you evaluate the best in the business for each service you need. Great places to investigate include: weddingwire.com, theknot.com, maweddingsguide.com, yelp.com, weddingbee.com and others.

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Finding Quality Vendors for your Wedding Day

Posted by Jennifer Brugliera on Wed, Apr 04, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Planning a wedding can be stressful and confusing.  You have so many choices and people giving you advice.  You have down loadable planners and binders to keep track of all your phone calls and visits.  You get all sorts or emails from wedding vendors and it can be all consuming.  What no one actually tells you is HOW TO PICK your vendors.  What qualifications should they have?  What insurance requirements should they have?  What makes them different or better than someone else in their industry?  What should you expect to pay for a quality service provider?

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The best way to choose your vendors is to meet with all of them IN PERSON and ask for referrals from other vendors you have already chosen.  A wedding vendor performs services for hundreds of brides and grooms every year.  They know the latest trends, and who is the best in the business.  They also know who you should stay away from.  Yes, it is a slippery slope to NOT recommend someone but there are ways to be politically correct.

Some great sources for referrals are available at The Platinum Wedding Group.  They are a great resource for Central Massachusetts weddings.

Another great place to search is Wedding Wire.  However, some of the testimonials on their site are not from real brides and they do not check the reviews for authenticity so use your own judgement.

Beantown bride is a great source for Boston based brides.  They have great articles and blogs.

Lastly, since this is a limousine service blog, we have created some great information pages for you to review for some qualification and benchmarks you should look for when renting limo service.  They can be found by following all the links on our website under the About Us category.

If you are interested in learning more about the service we offer at Le Limo, please submit the form below for a customized quote based on your individual itinerary.

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