Everybody is looking for ways to save money these days. Especially brides planning their once in a lifetime – dream wedding. It is such a special day – one we have dreamed of since we were little girls. The beautiful dress, the flowers, your hair and make-up perfect and your handsome groom in his tux.

Many of us also see a gleaming limousine whisking the handsome newleyweds off to a fantastic honeymoon. The photographer posing you two just-so in front of the shiny Escalade limo or elegant Chrysler 300 limo.

Here are tips on how to save money on the limousine/transportation portion of your wedding:

1. As you have probably already seen – from the wedding venue price lists to your photographer’s price sheet – having a Weekday or Non-Friday/Saturday wedding saves you a ton of money!

This is also true for wedding limos. Pricing is usually MUCH lower Sunday – Thursday for limos or SUV limos and most companies will do point-to-point transfers in limos on these non-peak days.

2. If your wedding is on a Friday/Saturday, realize that the limo company has a minimum hourly usage during these busy days. However, the minimums are usually lower during the day. So if you rent a limo up until 5-6 pm – you will usually only have to reserve for a shorter time period (2-3 hours) – which will save you money!

3. If you drink alcohol, get a safe and elegant Towncar to take you and your groom to your home or hotel after the wedding reception. Most companies will charge a much smaller transfer fee for a point-to-point transfer in a Towncar (these cars do not have hourly minimums like limos). This will help you avoid any chance of a DUI – especially on your special day!

4.  Have a wedding in the Summer in Phoenix.  As you know – because of the heat – weddings are not as popular in the summer-time in Phoenix.  Pricing for limousines, SUV limos and party buses are much lower from limousine companies because of the seasonality in this market.

5.  Don’t have your wedding on a Prom night – the last few Saturday nights of March – all the Saturday nights in April and the first two Saturdays in May are Prom nights.  Limousine companies get overwhelmed by the demand for limos during this time-period and raise the rates and hourly minimums.  The prices for these extremely popular nights are not for the budget-consciou.  If a limo is very important in your wedding planning – avoid these 8 Saturday nights for your wedding.

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