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How To Choose A Prom Night Limo

How To Choose A Prom Night Limo

We know you have a long list of things to take care of to make your prom a night to remember. Make sure you’ve added finding a limo to the list to add that extra bit a class and style to your fairytale evening.

Choosing the right prom night limo is almost as important as picking out the perfect tux or stunning dress. You look great and want a night without having to worry about anything – including transportation.

It’s not hard to find the right limo to get you to dinner, prom and any after prom parties. It’s just like school, though. You have to first do a little homework, but don’t worry, this homework’s fun and easy.

Consider Party Size

You don’t have to immediately choose the longest limo if your party only consists of one or two couples. Think about the size of your party. Many teens choose to go in a group to socialize throughout the entire night and not just at prom. Try to get a total number of people before picking out a limo. Even if a few people back out at the last minute, you still won’t be paying for more limo than you actually need.

Think Of Budget

Splurging on prom is nothing new and the prom night limo shouldn’t be an exception. In fact, most families spend $799 to $1393 on prom. A cheaper limo doesn’t mean better and you might just find yourself all dressed up with no ride if you go with the cheapest option. You also don’t have to choose the most expensive limo service. Our rates are affordable and larger limos provide the opportunity to lower costs by splitting it with your entire group.

Look carefully at hourly costs, amenities fees and any other hidden fees. Ask for all costs upfront so you know what to expect and don’t have prom ruined with a larger than expected bill. This also allows you to split all costs beforehand so everyone in your party knows in advance if they can afford it or not.

Look At All Options

Reputable limo services have more than one limo to rent. Take a look at all your options. Maybe you’d prefer a limo to compliment your tux or dress or want an SUV limousine over a traditional stretch. Some limos may offer different amenities than others as well. Don’t just go with the first limo you find. Go in person to view all your options to find the perfect prom night limo for your needs.

Plan Well In Advance

The biggest issue you might encounter is all limos are booked by the time you start your search. Prom season overlaps the beginning of wedding season, making it more difficult to find available limos. Start planning for prom several months in advance and secure your limo early.

This will ensure you get the limo you want instead of just the ones left over. After all, you don’t want to be the couple showing up in an old, beaten up limo from a questionable service when everyone else is arriving in new, shiny limos with all the extras.

Consider Availability

Some services may only be available to do dinner and prom, but not after prom parties which could last well into the night. Talk to the service to ensure they’re available for your entire prom night schedule. Your limo should be yours from the moment you’re picked up at home until you’re dropped back off and everything in between.

Put Safety First

Safety might not be the first thing on your mind, but parents are more considered with safety than anything else. Look at the service’s reputation and length of service. Part of the reason for renting an limo for prom is so you’re not distracted while trying to drive and talk to your date and friends. You get to sit back, relax and know you’re well taken care of. Your parents get to relax knowing that you’re not out driving around at 3 AM.


With so many things to plan, choosing a limo should be easy. Think about all of the above and you’ll find that it drastically narrows down the field. When it comes time for the big night, you’ll be glad you took the time to carefully consider your options and make prom a night you’ll always cherish.

Ready to hire a limo for your prom night? Look no further than American Limousine Service for reliable, safe and luxurious options.

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