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Money Saving Tips for Prom Limousine Services
Prom is a very special event in the lives of teenagers, and, as such, should be made as memorable as possible. One way to ensure that this will be a night to remember is to hire the services of a prom limo for safe and stylish transportation to dinner, and then to the prom itself. Prom limousine services offer a lot of options to help with the tailoring of style and budget for this special evening. Naturally, parents help out with prom expenses a lot of the time, but teens can gather the funds for renting a prom limo themselves, as well. Whichever party winds up being responsible for the cost of the limousine, wedding, prom and special event advisors recommend these money saving tips.
The best advice for cost control on prom limousine services is to share the expense among friends attending the event together. When the limo is shared, the costs are divided, and the limo rental naturally ends up costing less per person the more people are sharing the expense. In addition, it will sometimes turn out that you can afford a bigger, better prom limo as a result of sharing the rental with several friends or couples.
An important tip to saving money on just about anything is to determine your budget in advance. This pre-determined budget will help prevent you from spending more money than you intended on impulse upgrades and additional services which aren’t allotted for your prom limo budget.
Read the Fine Print
This tip is not so much about reading the “fine print” as it is about asking questions. What many people don’t realize is that the hourly rate for prom limousine services booked in advance is often lower – sometimes much lower – that the rate of additional hours will be when added on at the last minute, or during the course of the rental. For example, if the limo is booked until 11 PM, and you ask the driver to wait an extra hour, that last hour will likely be billed at a higher rate. This is just something to be aware of when you’re trying to do prom on a budget.
Share the Love
When divvying up expenses between parties sharing the prom limo, remember to figure in a gratuity for your driver! It’s not a good idea to leave this part to the discretion of the individual parties sharing the limo, as there will likely be differing opinions as to what is appropriate. Decide on a percentage as a group, and figure the gratuity into the per person cost or, if one party is responsible for the rental and collects individual shares from friends riding along, that party should figure gratuity into the per person cost prior to the collection of monies from the parties, passing it on to the driver at either event beginning or end (either is appropriate.)
Use these money saving tips to get the most out of your prom limousine services, and make it a night to remember!