If you’re newly engaged after the holiday season or your big day is fast approaching — wedding season is almost here! — there’s a good chance you may be dealing with some wedding-related stress.
Wedding stress is no joke, whether you’re getting married in a few months or your planning has only just begun. It’s not uncommon for a few essential wedding elements to fall through the cracks amid the chaos.
One of those all-important elements that is often overlooked until the last minute is wedding transportation. Booking transportation may not be as exciting as dress shopping, cake tasting and tackling the gift registry, but it’s a hugely vital component to your wedding day. How else are you going to get to your wedding?!
You may tell yourself that you’ll get to it eventually, but if there’s one thing you don’t want to wait on, it’s booking transportation. When you finally get around to it, especially if you’re wedding will take place during peak season, you’re likely to run into a few obstacles.
A quality transportation provider recommends brides and grooms book at least 2 months in advance. Here are four key reasons why you need to book your Chicago wedding transportation ASAP. Keep them in mind as you head into the home stretch.
1. Secure a trustworthy, reliable company
When it comes to car service, you want to feel confident that you can trust the business you’ve chosen to transport you on one of the most important days of your life. Take time to vet different transportation provider, but don’t wait too long to make a reservation. If you don’t act quickly, the company that you’ve thoroughly researched and spoken with might not be available when you need them.
Don’t risk having to settle for a company that isn’t up to your standards. You deserve peace of mind. When you’ve found a potential provider, do a quick Google search of the company. Check out their pages on Facebook, Yelp and Google Reviews to see what customers have to say.
You’ll also want to visit their website to learn about the company’s fleet, insurance policy and how they select and train chauffeurs.
2. Get the vehicles you want
If you wait too long to book, there’s always a chance that the car you’ve had your eye on for weeks will already be booked on your wedding day. It’s heartbreaking, especially if you’ve planned for photos with the vehicle or dreamt of using as your post-reception getaway.
When you’ve spent weeks with a particular dreamscape in mind and the car you want plays a significant role in it, waiting too late can severely disrupt your plans.
3. Get the number of cars you need
Another issue many late-bookers run into is the number of vehicles available. That is, the company doesn’t have enough vehicles to accommodate your needs. If you wait to book, there’s no guarantee that the business you’ve taken the time to vet will have enough vehicles available for you and your guests.
This scenario is not uncommon, as it can occur with even the most reputable transportation provider.
If you want to provide chauffeured transportation for your bridal party, out-of-town guests and rehearsal dinner attendees, you’re going to need more than one or two vehicles. If you wait too long to book multiple vehicles, there’s no saying you’ll get the exact vehicles you need when you need them.
4. Check one more thing off your list
OML Worldwide has been providing wedding transportation for happy couples for more than 60 years. We know how much planning goes into organizing such a special day.
Why not relieve yourself of one more task (re: stressor) by booking your Chicago wedding transportation early?
You’ll be able to rest easy knowing your wedding day transportation is secure and you can shift that energy to other aspects of your big day. Move forward in the planning process knowing that you snagged the company and the vehicles you wanted.
With wedding season on the horizon, OML Worldwide encourages you to consider booking early and solidifying your transportation needs now before it’s too late.
Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in 2015 and has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.