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How To Book the Best Limo Service in St. Louis

A-list sports players have commanded a certain amount of celebrity in the mainstream media. The clothes, style, public exposure and, of course, money help many players craft a larger than life persona. Certainly, they have the means to ride in style as well. While sports stars usually choose to travel in exclusive, high-end vehicles like Bentley and Rolls Royce, some choose to ride in a fashion more commonly accessed by us “normals” when we want to party like a rock star. I’m talking about limos.


Even though renting a limo is a fairly common thing, there are still so many many people who have never had a limo ride. Here in St. Louis limo companies are a dime a dozen. Just google “limo st. louis” and you will find dozens of places that all cater to providing limos and party buses for everything from weddings to divorce parties. If you have never had the pleasure of riding in style, there are a few things you should know.


Make a plan

True story. A friend of mine rented a limousine from this website for a night on the town and forgot to tell the driver that she had multiple stops. He was happy to take her where she wanted to go, but when she got the bill she realized that those stops came at a price. If she had made a plan before her event and shared that plan with her limo rental company, she would have saved time and money. Simply put, the more detailed the itinerary, the better. Providing as much information as possible will keep your limo ride smooth and stress-free.


Blame it on the alcohol

Okay, well maybe don’t do that. But, do ask your limo company if you can bring alcohol on your trip. So many people assume that a limo ride automatically means you’ll be rolling with a fully stocked supply of booze. However, some company are dry. That’s right. Some limo companies do not allow liquor in their vehicles. Some companies are happy to provide your drink of choice…for a fee. And, of course, some will allow you to bring your own. Before making your final decision, make sure you ask about the policy on liquor in the limo.


Leave the lighters at home…

Or at least in your pocket. No matter how laid-back your driver is, do not smoke in the car. Why? Because in most area, smoking in a limo is illegal. Yep. That means punishable with a fine at the very least. After all, that is why most limo service companies have policy against smoking inside their vehicles. It is for your protection as well as theirs. Sure, you could roll the windows down and take your chances. However, even if the windows are down, you are still likely to get smoke on the seat fabric and rugs, leaving behind a distinct smell. Unless you are okay with paying a large cleaning bill for the privilege of smoking, it’s best that you just say no.

Designate a driver

This may sound crazy. Why would you need to have a designated driver if you are being chauffeured around town in a limo? In this case, designating a driver is more in line with choosing a group leader than having someone take command of the wheel at the end of the night. For the driver’s sake, pick one or two people who will be the main point of contact for the driver. It is best that the chosen person be sober as being intoxicated may impair their ability to communicate well. In that way, designating a driver is like…well, designating a driver.


Get connected

Once you visit http://limostlouis.org and confirm your reservation, be sure to ask the limo company to provide you with the best contact numbers in case of emergency. Also, be sure to get your driver’s number as well. This is especially important if you plan on heading to multiple stops during your limo ride. In most cases, if you need to contact your chauffeur for anything, you can do so through the limo service company. However, it is still a good idea to have direct access to your driver by cellphone.


Have fun!

If you think all these tips and rules are meant to stop you from having fun, think again! You will be in a high-end limo, having the time of your life and it should be fun. I just know how stressful it can be if you don’t take a few precautions to ensure a great trip for you and your party. So heed the above advice, but always remember to have fun and enjoy your ride!