If you’re planning your wedding, then congratulations! Your wedding is going to be a big step that will change the rest of your life. It’s also, aside from purchasing your first home as a couple, likely to be one of the first big expenditures for you, your parents, or whoever is financing the wedding.
There are going to be a lot of things that you’ll need to consider in the months leading up to your wedding. You’re probably feeling overwhelmed with all the variables that are in play like the ceremony, wedding dress, the reception site, the food, the guests, the accommodation for out of town guest, and, somewhere in there, you have to start thinking about transportation.
For one of the happiest moments of your new life together, you both probably want to travel in style, so it’s not too surprising that you’re considering a wedding limousine. But how does that factor in with the rest of your plans? And what is it going to cost? How do you budget for it? We’re here to answer these questions.
A typical wedding in Canada averages nearly $31,000 in total cost, but of course, final amounts can be much cheaper or spiral wildly beyond that range depending on your ambitions. One basic rule of thumb when it comes to budgeting for a wedding limo—or wedding transportation in general—is to aim for setting aside about 2% of your total wedding cost for your transportation.
However, your final amount for a wedding limousine—and total wedding transportation costs—is going to vary a lot depending on the circumstances of your wedding. You might simply opt for a standard limo for your wedding, or maybe you have something extra special or exciting in mind, like a party bus, Hummer limo, or a fleet for all of your guests to enjoy.
And how far is it from the site of your wedding ceremony to your reception? This distance is where wedding transportation concerns come in. If you want to ensure that the people invited to your wedding make it to the reception site safely, arranging for wedding limos, buses, or other means of transportation gives you some big peace of mind on the day. You’ll need to budget for distance and the number of people accommodated.
Wedding limousine considerations usually fall somewhere near the bottom of the list of wedding factors to address, but that doesn’t mean you should leave it to the last minute. Think about other events that might be happening at that time. For example, is it prom season? Try to secure your commitments for a wedding limo at least three months before your wedding, though earlier is always better.
Depending on your final preferences, an average cost for a wedding limo will be in the $750 range. This figure can drop for cheaper choices or go up dramatically if you decide to go with a stretch limo or even a Hummer that can accommodate 20 passengers.
It all depends on what sort of experience you want on the big day. So give it some thought, look at your options, and think about what kind of memories you want to make!