As the day of the party looms ever closer on the horizon, you’re rightly busy checking things off your laundry list of to-dos. From securing catering to sending out invitations, you’ve got a lot on your plate—but have you gotten things squared away with your valet company yet?

If not, relax—it’s easy! Plus, Unparalleled Parking is here to help. Below, you’ll learn about a few questions that you should ask your valet company before the big day to ensure that everything goes exactly according to plan.

Does the Company Carry Insurance?

Though this is doubly important if you’re a business, for your everyday shindig it still matters quite a bit. Because the image of that company is directly tied to you, the host of the event, you have to make sure things can get smoothed over in the incredibly unlikely event of an accident. At the very least, the valet parking services having insurance gives you peace of mind.

According to The Valet Spot, a business that provides equipment for valet parking services, a valet company should generally have two types of insurance: garage liability insurance and garage keeper insurance. While we won’t dive into the nitty gritty here, be sure to get to know your valet company’s relationship with their policy so that no surprises come up.

How Will the Valet Drivers Dress?

Whether you want your drivers to show up in tuxes or polos is up to you and the nature of the event—but make sure you know what you’re getting into and make changes far ahead of time if need be. Not only will this reduce your stress, but it also makes sure that the vibe your valet parking services gives off synchronizes with that of your event—as that’s part of what you’re paying them for, in addition to all the other benefits of private event parking, which we cover here.

What Happens if Things Run Late?

Experienced event planners know that having a script for when the unexpected happens is the key to a harmonious event. Make sure you know what to expect from your valet parking services if this were to be the case for yours. Industry standard for this varies depending on locality; some private event valet companies might allow you to continue using their services for an hourly rate.

Whether or not they do, it’s important to know how much additional expense you’ll accrue by the hour so that the bill you get handed is manageable.

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