When it comes time for your big day, you'll want your transportation services to be absolutely on point. Not only will your bridal party need transportation, but guests may also need rides and will undoubtedly need parking at the venues.
To help make sure you and your guests have a seamless experience, Unparalleled Parking has all the expert tips to follow as you choose a valet service for your upcoming nuptials.
Know What to Look for in a Valet Service
The first step in the process is to find an expert valet service. You need a dependable, trustworthy company that knows what they are doing. Always ask a valet service what experience they have in handling weddings, get references, and make sure they are licensed and insured.
Then learn about their staff. Do they require their staff to look and dress professionally? Is there a staff background check? Knowing what to look for will help you hone in on the creme de la creme of the valet industry.
Schedule Transportation in Advance
Transportation services are hectic during certain times of the year, such as prom, homecoming, and graduation. You don't want to wait until the last minute because chances are, they may already be booked, especially if you want a rare or vintage vehicle in lieu of a limousine or town car; it needs to be done months in advance. So, as soon as you choose a wedding date, ceremony, and reception venue, contact your wedding transportation provider.
By deciding on parking and transportation early in your planning, you can provide clear instructions to your guests and bridal party to avoid confusion. Knowing where they will be and how they will get there on the big day reduces stress and increases their enjoyment and experience so they can stay focused on the event and not traffic or parking.
Plan Your Route and Alternatives
You should also have the route plan to get to the venue and have an idea of how long it will take to arrive, so we recommend adding 20 to 30 minutes to the estimate. Research local events like concerts, conventions, sporting events, and parades on your wedding day because they can generate heavy traffic that might prevent you from reaching your destination on time.
Request that your drivers arrive early to avoid delays and plan alternative routes if something unexpected occurs. Your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and guests are some of the most important people in your life, so give them VIP treatment and reduce their stress by giving them transportation services to your wedding and leaving the driving to us.
Determine the Number of Vehicles
To determine the level of transportation, you will need to decide who will be taking advantage of transportation services, so get an estimate of the number of guests attending. Inaccurate information can cause slow transportation services and frustrated attendees. Have a headcount as early as possible with the correct information for your valet company to ensure accuracy, and if anything changes, keep them updated to adjust to your needs.
Don't make your out-of-town guests deal with car rentals! Unparalleled Parking can provide VIP transportation services to and from the airport for your event and the days surrounding it for all your special guests.
The next step is to obtain estimates from the valet that meet your standards. It is recommended that you get quotes from at least three businesses, and lower doesn't always mean better. If one quote is cheaper than the others, they may have hidden costs or fees that will drive the price up in the end, so look over any estimates and contracts thoroughly.
The estimate should include the final cost of the service, and you want to pay attention to details including:
● How many vehicles are provided
● The deposit amount
● The amount of time you'll have access to the vehicles
● If there are any overtime, service, or gas fees
● Gratuity amount
● Refund and cancellation policies
Sign a Contract
After you have obtained estimates, you will have to select a company. When you do, you will want to sign a contract and place a deposit. Make sure the contract correctly lists your wedding day, time, and location so there is no confusion when the day draws near.
Sit Back and Let The Professionals Handle it On Your Wedding Day
The last step in the process is to sit back on your wedding day and let the company you selected treat your guests to top-notch valet service. Your guests will be treated to a luxurious amenity that will help make their experience be even more enjoyable, allowing them to feel the love on your big day.
When it is time to hire a valet service for your upcoming wedding, look no further than Unparalleled Parking. Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we are committed to ensuring everything is perfect for you and your guests.
If you need an estimate or have questions about our services, call us today at 651-300-1515 or contact us online to connect with our team.