If you’re having a wedding, bachelor party, or bachelorette party in the coming months, or any large event where you’ll be traveling with a lot of friends and family, chances are good that you’re considering a party bus as your mode of transportation. It’s quite trendy these days to rent a party bus any time you want to safely and reliably transport people from one place to another and have a really good time doing it! After all, these are glitzy and glamorous vehicles and we all deserve to let our hair down sometimes and just live it up. If you’re new to all of this and you want to know exactly how to hire a party bus for your upcoming event, here is an easy step-by-step guide to getting it done! Our top recommendation is Charlotte Limousine Service.
Choose Your Vehicle
First things first! You’ve got to choose your vehicle. One good thing to know is that most party bus companies are well versed in choosing the ideal vehicle for their guests’ particular party needs, so it’s OK to just give them all the info and let them make a choice for you. However, if you’re the do-it-yourself type, you might prefer to take a look at their fleet page and check the pics and specs to see which bus appeals to you most, or if you’re really the hands-on type, you might even want to make arrangements to visit their establishment and take a tour in person.
Make Reservations as Early as Possible
This is key to getting the bus that you really want. If you wait until the very last minute, most companies will still do everything in their power to accommodate you, but the bus you want might already be booked. We suggest making your reservations a minimum of 30 days prior to your event, and it’s always smart to call a week before and confirm that everything is good to go. If your event is something without any wiggle room at all, like a wedding, make those reservations well in advance. Six months to a year is a good general guideline.
Plan Your Itinerary
This is the really fun part! Jump on your smartphone or your laptop and visit popular restaurant review sites to find the best bars, restaurants, and clubs to visit during your outing. Or maybe you’re doing a wine tasting and gallery tour, so you can do the same to find wineries and art galleries in your area. You can talk to your friends to find out where they might like to go, and you can even ask your party bus company if there are places they recommend. They know a lot of the ins and outs of the particular cities that they work in, since they provide transportation to these places on a nightly basis and hear a lot of feedback from their customers.
Consider Refreshments, Music, and Entertainment
Finally, you’ll want to think about what you need to bring with you on the day of the event, including any type of refreshments that you’ll want to drink, any music you’ll want to listen to, and any movies that you might like to view if they have TVs on the bus. When it comes to drinking, it’s generally legal on board as long as everyone in your party is 21+, but double check with your party bus company to be sure. When it comes to your music and movies, check in with them to see if their bus plays CDs and DVDs or if you can hook up your smartphone to stream your favorite playlists or watch YouTube videos. Every company is different and you’ll want to maximize their entertainment features as much as you can!
Whatever you do, be ready to have a good time. Relax and enjoy the ride in between destinations. Have a cocktail and catch up with your good friends who you haven’t seen in a while. Make memories that will last a lifetime. When you hire a party bus, you’re not just renting a ride. You’re having an experience. Make the most of it with the tips we’ve shared above!