What is the average cost of limo/transportation?

I'm trying to put together a budget but I have really no idea what the costs of the limo or car should be. I'm only having my two sisters as my bridesmaids so I don't need a big stretch limo or anything. Any ideas on what a practical budget for this should be?
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 10:28 am
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*bump*

Is $500 reasonable??
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:04 am
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Pricing depends on how long you want the limo, but my research showed that hourly pricing was between $70-$90 per hour, plus fees...most places have a four-hour minimum for weddings, I believe.
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:07 am
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im getting an suv, 16 passanger, 4 hours, 150 an hour ( including tax, tip, fuel) also comes with one bottle of champagne, bottled water and soda. this is the best price i found ( keep in mind, for a reliable company)
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:09 am
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iklein - which company did you end up using? just curious - I ended up going with Cloud 9 because of availability issues with other places.
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:12 am
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hi, is there a such car or bus that we can rent that sits 10 peopel? the thing is that our wedding place is kinda far from the city and would like to rent and drive ppl back and forth.
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:24 am
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there are 10 people, thats just a regular limo.

JD: i was going to use cloud 9, but almost every review was a negative one. i went with presidiotransportation.com. my grandma works with this guys wife. :)
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:27 am
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You can rent a 10+ person limo, or even a van or shuttle - we're renting a 15 person van from Cloud 9, which also has larger shuttles with more features.
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:29 am
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iklein - we were concerned about those negative reviews as well, but since the company came recommended by my wedding coordinator and I liked the person I talked to over the phone, we thought, "why not?"
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:35 am
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i like the idea of renting a limo but i dont really see the good use of it. in my situation, my ceremony and reception is at the same place, should i just rent the limo to drive us there and thats it? if i want a ride back from them too, then i am paying them 5 hours for them to sit there, which i think is a big waste of money. how do you all are arranging it?
thanks
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 11:14 am
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bets--- the cost is really going to depend on the type of car you get - are you needing one for you, fh, 2 bms, and 2 gm?? also - depending on time of year, i'd reserve early - b/c of prom, graduation, wedding season, etc...

most have a minimum time frame for rental
Posted on May 29, 2008 at 7:54 pm
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spyder - we're renting one limo (for the bridal party) and one van (for out of town guests), having them bring us to the ceremony and reception (which covers the minimum hour requirement), and then dismissing the limo. we are keeping the van until the end of the reception because FMIL wants to have it available to shuttle guests (and ultimately, ourselves) home if they need or want to leave early, as many will be older guests who may not be interested in staying for dancing.

if you're thinking of what to do with the limo if you have a minimum hour requirement, one use could be to shuttle guests from a convenient meeting spot to the ceremony/reception site so as to avoid any parking issues at the venue itself and encourage carpooling. (this had been an enticing idea for us because of the number of guests and limited parking spots at our ceremony venue).

hope that helps!
Posted on May 30, 2008 at 3:45 am

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