Classic or Modern Limousine

Classic or Modern Limousine

It’s your wedding day, the day you have dreamed about your whole life and you want it to be absolute perfect.  You have the flowers arranged, the dress is bought, the catering is arranged and now it is time to figure out the transportation.  Of course, you want a limousine but do you want a classic or modern limousine?  Let’s have a look at your options.

Classic Limos

There are choices when it comes to classic limousines; you have the traditional Lincoln Town Car or a Cadillac.  You can have them in different colors and you can choose whether you want a stretch or not.  There are also some even more luxurious choices such as Rolls Royce Phantom, it will cost you a bit more but you can’t beat it for luxury and class.   Just have a look inside.

Modern Limos

A modern limousine can be almost any modern luxury car but some of the more common choices are Hummers, Mercedes, Jags and the Chrysler 300.  The upside to a modern limo are some of features that they come with including a television and they do come in different sizes.

There are other things to consider when choosing your limousine besides whether you want modern or classic, let’s look at those things now.

The Cost

Every wedding comes with a budget and cost will be a factor on what you choose.  Typically you will find that a classic limo will cost you less, the perks that come with a modern limo are expensive to install and the company will pass those costs on to you.  There are also more classic limousines still in circulation so there is more inventory to choose from.


Will the limo just carry the bride and groom or the entire wedding party?  You can book a car that will hold anywhere from 6-12 people comfortably.  If you have a large wedding party then you may want to book a stretch, again you may have the choice between modern or classic.  If you are only holding the bride and groom then splurge and get the Rolls Royce

What’s Available?

Wedding season is incredibly busy for limousine companies so it is in your best interest to book early.  Another factor will be where you live, for instance if you are getting married in a large city, then everything is available.  If you live in a smaller town then you may need to choose from what is available in your area.  Check with the local limo company before you book.

Interesting Facts About the Limousine Industry

Interesting Facts About the Limousine Industry

It used to be that limousines were only for the very wealthy such as movie stars and politicians or Wall Street Tycoons, today that isn’t the case.  People are booking limousines for all different occasions, stag parties, anniversaries and of course for your wedding.  Taking a limousine lets you make a dramatic entrance, when a chauffeur holds the door open and you step outside it’s just like being a celebrity.

There are countless limousine rental companies all over the country and hiring a limo is simply a matter of picking up your phone.  If you live in one of the big cities like New York or Chicago you can find a limo at a pretty reasonable price.   Your biggest issue will be finding the right company to work with.  You can check out their various reviews and ratings on Google or Yelp and if it is for your wedding you can check out The Knot.  Ask questions about the cars and the drivers to make sure that you get what you want.  Here are some interesting facts about the limousine industry to help you pick the right service for you.

Where did the name “limousine” originate

In the Limousin region of France shepherds wore a protective hood and according to legend this is what inspired the design of the first stretch limo.  There is another theory that at least one of the designers of the first car was French and it was he who named the car limousine.  There is no real evidence to support this and it’s mostly urban legend but the story has stood the test of time and it is what most automobile historians accept as the most likely.

Limousine is a car style not a brand

Limousine is not like Ford or Chrysler it is not a brand or even model of car, instead it describes a style of vehicles that have some pretty specific characteristics.  Limos are usually larger than the average car meant to accommodate more people comfortably.  Traditional limos had a partition to separate the passengers from the drive allowing for privacy, newer limos don’t always have that option.  The partitions were soundproofed and communication with the driver was done via intercom.

What qualifies as a limousine

Modern limos are pretty varied and they can be anything from an SUV like a Hummer to an entire bus.  They are typically divided into 2 categories, traditional and the more exotic.  Traditional limos are what you expect to see, you find them at weddings and other special occasions, these are your stretch limos and sedans.  Exotic limos are custom designed and they will be the party bus or shuttle and some of the stretch Hummers.