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Wedding Etiquette for Limo Rentals

Getting a limousine for a wedding is a timeless plan. There are few ideas more generally accepted than there being a limo for the bride and groom at the wedding. In many cases, especially when the wedding and reception are in separate locations, the entire wedding party will get the limousine treatment.

Most of us don’t ride in a limousine every day. We might be lucky enough to have ridden in one for some special occasions, but maybe this wedding is the first time. Maybe we’re worried about who should pay and tip the driver, or how to act inside the limousine itself.

Who Pays for the Limo?

The morning of the wedding a limousine is waiting to take the bride to the ceremony. Who pays for it? What about the limo taking the bridal from the park where pictures were taken to the ceremony? The one traveling with the entire wedding party to the reception? The one whisking the happy new couple off to the airport for their honeymoon?

The good news is these days there are no hard and fast answers for these questions, they’re flexible. Traditionally wedding day transportation for the bride is covered by the bride’s family, as part of the wedding. Likewise, honeymoon transportation is traditionally covered by the groom. Realistically it’s the bride and groom’s party, and if they want to pay for a limousine for themselves, then they should.

How do You Act in the Limo?

Honor the person who either paid for the limousine or is the guest of honor. Allow them the best seat. Don’t dive into the liqueur cabinet, wait for the host to offer it up. Don’t stick your head out the moon roof. Don’t stick your head out the windows either. Always allow the driver to operate the door. Part of their job is to open and close the door for you. This is a chance to be pampered, let it happen.

Should You Tip the Driver?

The driver should always be tipped. Limousine drivers are working a service industry. The contract for the car may or may not include a tip. In either case, you should offer a cash tip when you get out of the car for the final time.

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