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Worst Wedding Ever

Ever wonder about the stories of the wild weddings? You try to cover every aspect to make sure your wedding goes smoothly, but it is the things that go wrong that make the greatest stories ever!

“Prior to the reception, my husband gave his older brother envelopes containing tips for the various vendors. With less than an hour left of the reception my husband approached his brother and asked for the DJ’s envelope. He swore up and down that he had given the envelope back to my husband an hour prior. This enraged my husband, who had no recollection of this. Things got heated, words were exchanged, a punch was thrown and my husband actually had to be restrained. As I helped calm him down, he patted his pocket and found…the DJ’s envelope. Guess he had had more to drink than he realized.” – Nicole

My new husband left the reception for about two hours. We all started searching for him everywhere! We finally found him smoking weed with the groomsmen outside in the woods. He didn’t want to go back to the reception so they never cut their cake or did a first dance. – Stephanie

“I got my period (completely out of the blue and a full week early) on my wedding day. Unfortunately, my sister was the one to discover this while helping me go to the bathroom two minutes before I was supposed to walk down the aisle (all I could see was miles and miles of white satin). I had EIGHT bridesmaids, two female photographers, two of my groomsmen’s girlfriends, and 3 different emergency kits in that little room, but not. one. damn. tampon. Various members of my wedding party then had to approach complete strangers in an art museum whispering for sanitary products. 15 minutes later, one of my girls produced an applicator-less tampon. I had NEVER seen one before so I had to ask how they worked. So yeah, I had to blindly finger myself on my wedding day in front of a roomful of people giving me verbal guidance.”- Amanda

stolen limorelaxing“We ordered the limo at least 2 months early and my maid of honor whispered in my ear when it pulled up. Just like teen age girls we ran to the window to see! The driver got out and walked towards the church and I have never been so excited! I remember seeing the driver as I walked down the aisle. We went through the whole ceremony and as we opened the doors, the very pretty, shiny limousine was gone! The driver was standing where the limousine was and on the phone. Then the police arrived and took reports, but the limo service sent out a nice town car to take us away from the wedding (at no extra charge). – Julie

wedding dressA Michigan bride was busted on her wedding day. Police stated that the woman was wanted on a three-year old felony warrant for identity theft and police believed that she had moved to Florida. Tips came in from people in the area that the woman would be returning to the Jackson area for her wedding on Saturday… so along with the groom and guests, police waited at the church for the bride.  As soon as the couple said their vows, the bride was arrested by a Blackman Township police officer. Police let the couple take their wedding pictures and offered to let her change out of her gown before being brought to the police station to be booked, but she declined the offer and was booked in her wedding gown.  The new bride was picked up from the police station by her husband after posting bond. What a great story to tell your future kids!

Never let the things that go wrong bother you, they make the greatest stories!

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How Much Should I Pay For A Limo?

payingRenting a limousine can add class and luxury to any event. Renting a party bus can make it a serious night on the town. But how do you know if you are paying the right amount? Or even getting a good deal? As we have all learned, the cheapest is not always the best. For example, a standard 6-8 person limousine starts around $65-$100 an hour and usually has a minimum of hours to rent. The cheaper quotes then start attaching different “fees” to make up for the cheaper hourly price.

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Yes “fees” for example, a fuel charge or surcharge, usually around 20% of your total. Some charge taxes and some do not. Some make it mandatory for a tip to the driver and some make it where you tip the driver according to the services you get. The State of Texas has this to say about taxes on limousine services:

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Separately stated charges for limousine or shuttle service are not taxable if the primary purpose is to provide transportation from one location to another. Limousine rental is taxable if the primary intent is to provide a tour of points of interest along a route. A lump-sum charge to a customer for a package including banquet facility rental with food and limousine service is taxable. 

limo timeThe clock should start when the limo service arrives at your location, but if you are outside of their immediate pick up area some companies start the rental clock when the limousine leaves the garage. Typically you can also expect to pay for the limo while it’s waiting for you, even when you’re inside enjoying your event. This is because although you are not using the vehicle, the driver is still waiting for you and he is paid hourly.

Most companies allow guests to bring their own alcohol, but the State of Texas does not allow the limo services todrunk limo guy serve you alcohol. Underage drinking is never legal inside a limousine. During Prom Season, no backpacks or bottled water is allowed inside the limousine and the drinks are provided to you. If anyone underage is caught drinking, the driver will be held responsible.

Only a few allow smoking in the vehicle but usually charge a cleaning fee. If smoking is allowed, the person renting the limousine will be charged if the vehicle is soiled or damaged.

Each vehicle has a maximum occupancy rating but it is always better to rent something a little bigger than what the rating is because the ratings include the driver. The standard 10-person Lincoln limousine actually holds up to 8 people in the back and 2 (including the driver) up front. The larger limousines like the Hummer, Excursion or Escalade state they have an occupancy of 20 but only 18 can fit comfortably.

Any Additional Costs?

Some companies charge a per-stop fee ($15-$30 per stop, although it varies) if there are multiple pick-up or drop-off locations. Ask in advance if this applies.
Most rental rates do not include the driver’s tip, which should be anywhere from 10-20 percent of the cost, given in cash at the end. Some hourly rentals include an automatic 20 percent gratuity — so check to be sure before tipping.
When gas costs soars, many limousine companies added a 5-10 percent fuel surcharge for longer trips.
Hourly charges are usually calculated in 15-minute increments, and overtime charges are usually much higher than the standard rate, starting around $130-$300 or more an hour. It can be better to book a limo for a flat fee for the day than to run the risk of running over on a rental.

Ask specific questions about the vehicle you’re renting. If you can, go see the vehicle before booking it, or check out photos online. Most limousine companies are local or regional operations. Get price quotes from several companies and check for complains with the Better Business Bureau. Always check the reviews, these are people that have used the services and are telling you all about them.
Most limousine companies require payment in full or a deposit. Insist on a written and signed contract specifying all the details. Do not rely solely on verbal assurances of what you are renting.limo cartoon

Things might get messed up, its not the problems that make a bad limousine company, its how they correct the problems!

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