(Closed) Why are limo’s more expensive for a Wedding?!?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Actually, this is the one thing that I didnt say it’s for a wedding! We are still looking around for transporation, but I did have a feeling the price would be triple if I said the event was my wedding! Lol.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Because everything costs more when its for a wedding.  :/ 

I’m getting married at a local park, and to just rent out the area for a birthday or family reunion it’s $65/3 hours.  However, once you mention wedding it is $750 for the day!  They claim it’s because “weddings are generally harder on the area and involve more clean up from the park attendants”

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

everything costs more for a wedding. we’re going to just book a towncar and not say anything about the occassion.

Post # 7
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369 posts
Helper bee

Maybe you can say it’s for a family event? Or a vow renewal? I would get a price and if they said something like $195, I’d tell them ok $195 sounds good for the wedding.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Lol. Will they get mad? Will they do something differently for a wedding .. maybe special drivers?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’d get them to sign the contract and return a copy to you, then mentio that its a wedding.  they cannot breach their end of teh contract in that case.  I noticed the same thing too.  One companyy told me its because “there is a highler likelihood of damage to the lino than with other events.”  So I pointed out that it was cheaper for a bachelor party and they stuck to their story.  Ridiculous.  Besides, I seriously doubt the driver will have access to the contractual agreements.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I actually had luck telling them it was for a wedding.  They reduced the rate because we had signed up at a wedding expo and since we only needed the limo from 2-5 pm they gave us an “afternoon” rate.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

EVERYTHING is more expensive for a wedding! I called for boutonnieres and they quoted $10 first and $40 when I said it was a wedding…ridicky!! Avoid the W word.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I hate this, there should be some kind of fair business law that goes against this, especially in this type of situation.  I mean photographers I totally understand, but a limo?  Come on!  You’re going to drive the same amount of time.  If anything it should be cheaper because people will be better behaved! 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Basically, because they (and other vendors) think they can take advantage of brides & grooms wanting The Perfect Day at (almost) any cost. Shady! Just don’t mention the W-word and get an iron-clad contract that they can’t break.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s because it’s for a wedding and many vendors do everything they can to swindle couples out of their money because they are fully aware that not every couple knows that it is ok to negotiate. Really, the service they are supposed to provide is no different from that of a random Joe using a limousine for whatever reason.

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