When you go out for a wild night of dancing and drinking with your best friends, the last thing you want to think about is transportation. Many different ride-sharing apps are available now in cities across the United States, but for a celebratory event like a bachelorette party, you’ll want to ride in style. Follow the tips below to pick the best party bus for your bachelorette party.
- Don’t Overcrowd: When planning your bachelorette party, you may instinctively want to invite everyone you’ve ever friended on Facebook, but you need to be a bit more selective when there is a party bus involved. When you rent the vehicle, the limo service should say how many people it’s suited to hold. Do not assume that it will fit more than advertised. Even if you looked up pictures of the interior or heard from a friend that a certain party bus has room for more than the website says, there are regulations that a company has to follow that restrict the number of people allowed in the vehicle. If the limousine arrives and you have more guests than they can fit, some of your party will have to stay behind. Alternatively, you do not want to have too few guests for the size of the limo, as that means you are drastically overpaying for what you need.
- Have a Vision: You’ll want to have thought about two things before booking a party bus: your level of luxury, and the route of your night. Party buses come in a wide variety of makes and models and with a wide variety of potential services. Some may serve champagne and play music, some may have an entire dance floor inside. The Guinness World Record holder for the heaviest limo is the Midnight Rider, which measures 70 feet long, weighs 25 tons, and boasts 460 square feet of space. As a comparison, the average square footage of a one bedroom apartment in Baltimore is 599 square feet. While you may not need a limo the size of a mid-sized apartment to rent for the night, have a solid idea of what accommodations you do want so that you book the right limo service and vehicle for your bachelorette party.
- Plan Your Route: Having a clear plan of where you will be going throughout the night is also advisable. The driver will need to know the specific start and end times of the night and the locations of your pick-up and drop-off points. This information is often required when booking, so try writing out an entire itinerary for the evening so that you do not surprise your driver with any unexpected stops. For instance, if you plan to take pictures beforehand, account for that time so the driver isn’t waiting around. If you have smokers in your party who will want to stop for a cigarette break, schedule that in as well, possibly with a bathroom break attached.
- Rules, Rules, Rules: While your guests may be just trying to have a good time, they need to be respectful of the vehicle and the driver. At the beginning of the trip, make it clear to your guests that the trusty “if you break it you buy it” rule applies while in the vehicle. Also be sure to introduce them to the driver at the beginning, that way they are familiar with the person taking them around. Be clear and firm with any boundaries you need to set, as your name will be on the rental and you’ll be the one taking the fall if something goes wrong.
A party bus experience should be lively, fun, and unlike any outing you’ve had before, which is why they’re the perfect vehicle for bachelorette parties. While you travel in style and luxury, you won’t want to worry about every small detail. Plan ahead and take care of the details before the party starts and you will have an evening to remember.