May 6, 2019

Renting a Limo for Prom

Prom season is soon approaching and if you live in the Tri-Valley area you should research a few companies in the area so you find the best deals. Unfortunately, because of the demand for limos and party buses, it’s unlikely you will find a discount and almost always, the rates are raised just for the occasion. Don’t fret because they are hundreds of limo and party bus companies in Livermore, CA and nearby cities that you are bound to find a great vehicle for you and your friends.

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Finding limo service for prom is similar for all companies. Almost all limos and party buses will come stocked with complementary non-alcoholic beverages. They are fully decked with a TV, sound system with auxiliary or bluetooth hook up for music from your own device, fiberoptic party lights, CD and DVD players, soft leather seats that wrap around the sides and back, your own private chauffeur, and tinted windows provided by Livermore auto glass.

In reserving for prom, I recommend comparing rates first. Find out if there are minimum number of hours required. Some require 4, others 5 or 6. Find out if they charge by the hour or by number of passengers. It’s also best to ask if the driver’s gratuity is included in that cost and if there are any additional fees to consider. Some companies do not include gratuity and others do. Some have hidden fees that you don’t find out about until they’ve charged your card.

Prom should be a fun and safe time for your kids. Research the company itself and look for reviews to determine reliability and trustworthiness. If you are the parent putting the deposit down for the bus, you may want to have a talk with your teen about getting commitments from their friends before making the reservation. In many instances, we have seen school friends back out leaving the buyer in a situation where they cannot be refunded the deposit. Parents need to hold their teen responsible for any issues that may arise.

You may also want to ask to come take a look at the vehicle before putting any money down. The limo or party bus that you see on a website may not be the exact vehicle that you’re getting. Sometimes photos are airbrushed but are more worn with signs of wear and tear.

There are many good and reliable limo and party bus companies out there. Take the time to do your research and not jump on the first thing you see. Do your due diligence to compare prices and check out the vehicles. Get as much information as possible. Your teen is sure to have a fun and memorable experience with good preparation.

October 30, 2014

Hop on the Party Bus!

If you’re looking to take your day of celebration to the next level, without leaving it on the dance floor, then you should consider upgrading your ride to a party bus. Sometimes referred to as a limo bus, party van, or luxury bus, they are basically a large tour bus with customized interiors that allow for more room to move in and with luxurious trappings that you would expect from a limousine. These party buses are created specifically to meet the demands of large events, such as: birthdays, proms, sporting events, weddings, and corporate get-togethers. Welcome to the evolution of punch bowls and disco balls.

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Bring the Party with You

Most party bus providers carry a fleet of party buses that range in occupancy, from around 10 people, all the way up to 50 or more. Some companies really trick-out their buses and reinvent the concept of a party bus. You only need to do a few quick searches online to see some of the crazy party buses that celebrities will contract for their parties to get an idea of what is possible with the mobile party concept.

Standard limousines usually offer a fair deal of luxury fittings and requests, but party buses take it to the next level. You have the standard fanfare of plasma TVs, surround sound system, leather seats with temp controls, and so-on. Then, you have other customer features like smoke machines, fully-stocked bars, strip poles, gaming systems, and karaoke, of course.

Arrive in-style

Apart from the obvious luxury value inside party buses, there is also the equally important aspect of getting all your friends and family to where they need to go, without the need for separate vehicles, directions, or scheduling conflicts. When hosting a big event, especially if it’s out of town where you are unfamiliar with the surroundings, it can be a lifesaver to simply schedule events using one vehicle to get you and your guests from point A to B.

This decision also improves the safety of traveling with such a large group, no fears of anyone being left behind or taking a wrong turn and getting lost in an unfamiliar place. This can be a parent’s worst nightmare if the party in this instance is your child’s prom or graduation party.

As with any transportation service, always verify that the company has the proper insurance and up-to-date records of maintenance and inspection for their vehicles before ordering their service.