What Makes a Good Anne Arundel County Limousine Service?

August 22nd, 2014

baltimore limo serviceAs with any service that you hire, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck. This is no different in the limousine industry. If you want something great, you have to do some research to find the perfect limousine company for your wedding, prom, or special event. You obviously don’t want to just let anyone drive you around busy Baltimore highways or through downtown. You want someone with experience and talent – you want to know that you’re going to be safe and have a great evening at the same time. When you’re searching for a limousine company, there are a few things that you should be looking for.

Checklist for Finding a Limousine Service

  • Is the company licensed? Technically, if the company isn’t licensed, they shouldn’t be operating limousines. You’ll find that with services popping up like Uber and Lyft that not everyone driving a limousine is licensed to do so and that they haven’t all had the proper training. For a car as difficult to maneuver as a limousine, you want to make sure that the company is licensed and that the drivers are well trained before they’re allowed to take you out on the road!
  • Does the company have experience in your area? You want to make sure that you get to your destination on time and in style, especially if you have a corporate meeting or wedding to attend. When services don’t frequently operate in an area and are asked to drive there, they may not know where they’re going. This could cause your driver to be late, which in turn could cause a domino effect – next thing you know, you’re an hour late to your own wedding.
  • Is the limousine service communicative? If you’re having a hard time getting in touch with the service or if your email/phone calls are going unanswered for days at a time, you’ve got a red flag. One of the most important things on the day of your event is communication. You want to be able to get ahold of your limousine service and vice versa in case something change last minute. Make sure that the company you choose has open lines of communication and works well with you.

Maryland Limousine Services from An Extraordinar Limousine

Our goal at An Extraordinar Limousine is for you to have an enjoyable, safe ride for whatever function you hire us for. We personally ensure your safety by hiring the best drivers and doing extensive background checks on them before ever letting them behind the wheel. Not all other services can say the same. To find out more about renting a limousine from a reputable company, please call our office at 410-437-8200. An Extraordinar Limousine provides transportation in Maryland, DC, Virginia and surrounding states.
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Airport Limousine Service for Corporate Travelers

August 13th, 2014

airport transportationTraveling (especially by air) can be completely exhausting and a bit of a hassle. Checking bags means standing in long lines and expecting that someone is going to go through all of your luggage. Once you’ve gone through the obnoxious process that is checking in, there’s security to deal with. Cue another hurry up and wait scenario. After all that’s over, you’re probably going to have to jockey for a good position on the plane and hope that you don’t get stuck with the dreaded center seat. All you want to do is relax and take a deep breath by the time you’ve reached your destination. If you haven’t rented a Baltimore limousine service, you could face the problem of trying to find a taxi, shuttle, or rental which can be a whole other nightmare.

Benefits of a Limousine Service for Corporate Travelers

Having someone pick you up and getting smoothly to your destination is without question the number one benefit of a limousine service for corporate travelers, but it’s only one of a pretty big list.

  1. Save Time – Your time is important and corporate limousine transportation companies get that. Choosing a limousine company will help you boost your productivity and get to your destination quickly. Someone will be waiting at the gates to help you with your luggage and get you where you need to go. In the meantime, you can work in luxury and comfort.
  2. Travel in Comfort – There’s no question that traveling in an airplane can be uncomfortable, especially if you’re riding in coach. A limousine allows you to relax after a stressful day of making sure that you make all of your transfers and don’t lose your cool on screaming children. The back of a limousine is quiet and comfortable. You’ll have room to spread out and get some peace.
  3. Cost efficiency – Believe it or not, a limousine can help you cut costs. Renting a vehicle can be costly for companies. Plus you then have to figure out how to navigate in a new city, make sure that you fill up the gas tank before you return the vehicle, and deal with liability problems. Limousine services will work with you for the duration of your stay and help you rest comfortably at night knowing that you’re in good hands and won’t have an insurance headache at the end of your trip.

Corporate Airport Limousine Transportation

Our goal is your comfort and safety – two things that you definitely want on your next Baltimore business trip. If you’re flying into Dulles or BWI, or even arriving into the Baltimore port, we’ve got you covered. To find out more about renting your corporate airport limo, give us a call at 410-437-8200 or visit our website.

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Finding Your Wedding Vendors and Planning on a Timeline

August 8th, 2014

wedding vendorsLimousine services play a pretty big part in your wedding. We get you from point A to point B and help you make sure that everything is running on time. Our job is to make sure that you enjoy a day of luxury and comfort with the assurance that you’ll make it safely from ceremony to reception in a timely manner. Choosing the right wedding vendors can be tough and you’re generally on some type of time crunch when you’re trying to find a great Baltimore wedding limousine service or bakery. We’ve got some tips for helping you find the right Baltimore wedding vendors for you and when the best time to start looking is!

How to Find the Right Wedding Vendors

  1. Create a budget – You and your future spouse need to know how much you’re willing to spend and where you want to splurge. Figure out what vendors are important to you and how much you want to spend on each vendor. Do some pricing first to find out what average prices are for different services and go from there.
  2. Research your vendors – Make sure that you talk to people you know about the wedding vendors that they used. Talk to everyone you know and visit different websites that review wedding services. You should also read reviews on the company websites/social media. They’ll give you an idea of how past customers and clients have felt about their services.
  3. Know when to book – The first two things you’ll want to book are your venue and reception hall. Try to do this about a year out so you have time to send save the dates and get invitations together. You’ll want to find your photographer next – consider doing an engagement shoot for the invitations as well. After you’ve done that, it’s time to get the invitations and food settled. At this point, you should be about 3-6 months out. This is the perfect time to find your wedding DJ or band and hire your Baltimore wedding limousine service.

Finding your Baltimore Wedding Limousine Service

Your limousine services is so much more than just getting from place to place on your wedding day. The limo ride after the wedding is the time that you have to be with your new spouse and enjoy a little moment together as newlyweds. You want your limo service to be experienced, talented, and focused on your safety. We’ve been assisting brides and their families for over two decades in the Baltimore-Washington-Virginia corridor. Let us make the day and transportation easier for you. Our professionally chauffeured vehicles ensures that you and your guests arrive to the church on time, efficiently and in style. An Extraordinar can handle it all! No wonder Premier Bride chose us for their “2009 Featured Wedding Winner”.  Please call our office at 410-437-8200 to get started setting up your wedding limo!

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Homecoming Limousine for Anne Arundel County

July 30th, 2014

homecoming limo 2014The first day of August is this week. We know, it’s hard to believe that Summer 2014 has flown by as quickly as it has. Most students aren’t ready to start thinking about all of the back to school stuff just yet – even though supplies have already been on the shelves for a few weeks. The one thing that high school students probably are getting excited about is homecoming. Homecoming can be anywhere from mid-September through early November, so it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about dresses and transportation. The sooner you and your high school student get everything planned, the more relaxed and fun the whole affair will be!

Why Rent a Homecoming Limousine?

  • Safe Transportation – Everyone goes to homecoming, from the freshmen to the seniors. A lot of these students don’t have licenses yet and some have just gotten their driver’s license. On a night that is as exciting as this with everyone traveling together, it’s better to have an experienced driver who values safety behind the wheel. Making lifelong memories in a safe and fun atmosphere is what it’s all about!
  • Simplified – If your student or their friends aren’t driving and you don’t hire a limo, chances are that you’ll be driving. Most high school students like to get dinner before the dance and enjoy getting a snack with friends afterwards. A limo driver will be able to take care of all of these needs easily so you can spend a night at home relaxing, knowing that your students are in good hands.
  • Elegance – The night of homecoming is all about elegance and fun. Having a limo to add to the elegance is most girls’ dream. The limo makes a perfect backdrop for homecoming pictures. You’ll want pictures that you and they can remember forever. A limousine will help make the night even more memorable for your high school student.

Limousines and Chauffeured Cars from An Extraordinar Limousine

Even if your high school student doesn’t want to do a full limo, there’s something to be said for taking a date to homecoming in a chauffeured car. It’s both romantic and exciting. Homecoming is one of the most important days of your life…why not make it EXTRAORDINARY? Beautiful new model limousines, professionally trained chauffeurs, and EXTRAORDINARY service make your homecoming the most memorable event. To find out more about renting your homecoming limo, give us a call at 410-437-8200 or visit our website.

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Corporate Transportation is Better with an Annapolis Limousine

July 25th, 2014

corporate transportationWe’ve all been there before – nobody is exempt from the jitters before a big presentation, meeting, or interview. You’ve got the corporate big wigs coming in tomorrow to check out your facility and you haven’t been able to relax for the past few weeks. You and everyone else in the office have been working overtime to make sure that the whole facility is in order and all of your presentations and meetings will be able to run smoothly. You’re feeling prepared, but nervous. Picking up everyone from the airport is something that you’re dreading, though. Driving through the busty streets of Baltimore and Annapolis at rush hour is just adding to your already through-the-roof stress levels. Why not relax a  little and hire an Annapolis limousine service to help you out?

Benefits of a Limousine for Corporate and Airport Transport

  • Make a great first impression – If it’s the first time that the big people from corporate are coming into Annapolis to see what kind of operation you’re running, you’re going to want to impress them. You know the saying “you only get one chance to make a first impression” to be true. Why not hire a chauffeured car and roll out the red carpet for your corporate people?
  • Dependable Transportation – You know how easy it is to get caught up in a meeting or lose track of time when you’re working. Retaining a limousine service to pick corporate up from the airport will help reduce your stress about whether or not you’ll make it on time and will also give you a little bit more time to get yourself together. If you ride to meet them, you’ll have time to prepare in luxury and it’ll impress them that you came to welcome them yourself!
  • Enjoy the visit – Since you’ve got them in town, why not show them everything that Annapolis and Baltimore have to offer? These two cities are hubs of entertainment and excitement. Show them around in luxury and give them an easy tour of Charm City and the Chesapeake Bay area. Mix a little bit of business with pleasure to make sure that your colleagues have an enjoyable visit and to make the business part a little easier.

Chauffeured Vehicles from An Extraordinar Limousine

Sold yet? Ready for an easy corporate visit? We service many corporations in the Maryland and Metro areas. We’ve been in business for 15 years and have taken care of enough corporate events to assure you that we can take care of anything! Whether your colleagues are coming in from out of state or out of town, we’ve got you covered. please call our office at 410-437-8200. An Extraordinar Limousine provides transportation in Maryland, DC, Virginia and surrounding states.
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Renting an Annapolis Limousine for Your Wedding Party

July 18th, 2014

wedding day limoThere’s that moment after your wedding when you realize that the whole day that is supposed to be about you and your new spouse has been taken up by a million family pictures and reception lines. All you want is a minute alone with your new husband or wife to take it all in and spend some time together before the craziness that you know will be the reception. Then you remember that you have to transport the wedding party from the church over to the venue for the reception. So much for your 10 minutes alone. All of this can be solved in a very simple way: rent a separate limo for the wedding party!

What are the Benefits of Having Two Chauffeured Vehicles?

Well, for one, you and the bride, groom, and bridal party all need to get to the church before the wedding. That can take some serious coordination if everyone is trying carpool, especially since the bride and groom aren’t supposed to see each other on the morning of the wedding. Having two vehicles mean that both the bride and her girls and the groom and his guys get to ride to the wedding in style. Alternately, you could choose to just rent a car for the groom and have the rest of the party ride with the bride in the limo. There are all kinds of options that renting two different vehicles presents.

The best reason to rent a limo for your bridal party for after the limo is to get that special time with your bride or groom. You haven’t seen them since the day before, if you choose to go the traditional route, and chances are you won’t get a moment alone with them until after the reception. The wedding is all about you two. Shouldn’t you get those few moments of peace to reaffirm why you decided to get married in the first place. Riding in luxury, enjoying a glass of champagne, and getting a chance to revel in the excitement of being newlyweds will help start your wedded life off on the right foot. Once you get to the reception hall, you can take the time to enjoy the company of family and friends again!

Wedding Limos and Cars from An Extraordinar Limousine

An Extraordinar knows planning a wedding can be a full time job. We’ve been assisting brides and their families for over two decades in the Baltimore-Washington-Virginia corridor. So, let us make the transportation easier for you. Our professionally chauffeured transportation ensures that you and your guests arrive to the church on time, efficiently and in style. An Extraordinar can handle it all! No wonder Premier Bride chose us for their “2009 Featured Wedding Winner”.  Please call our office at 410-437-8200 to get started setting up your wedding limo!

 

Why You Shouldn’t Choose Uber for Your Annapolis Limo Service

July 10th, 2014

uberUber car service is slowly starting to make its way across the country as an alternative to using taxis or other car services. Some people are looking at this as a good thing and something of a grass roots campaign to make it easier for people to get a job as a driver and for passengers to get fairly inexpensive rides. While this all looks good on paper, it boils down to a couple of things: you don’t really know who’s driving you and the company isn’t particularly reputable. Using Uber as a limo service kind of defeats the point of a limo. Riding in a limo is supposed to be luxurious and classy, a couple of things that Uber is not. We’ve compiled a few good reasons to use a reputable company like An Extraordinar Limousine rather than settling for Uber.

  • Lack of Screening – You obviously want to know that the person who is driving you isn’t a convicted criminal or someone with a history of violence. Uber doesn’t check very well and has actually had an instance involving one of their drivers physically and verbally attacking a passenger. That’s obviously bad for business. At An Extraordinar Limousine, we finger print, background check, drug test, and train all of our drivers. Something that can’t be said for Uber.
  • Unfriendly Drivers – You may come across a friendly driver while using Uber. We’re sure that not everyone is rude, but there have been a few instances where Uber’s name has been tarnished. Their drivers have been accused of sexually assaulting passengers and holding phones hostage. We can guarantee you that our drivers present much more class than that and if something was ever reported with one of our drivers, we’d take immediate action to remedy the problem and get to the source, without victimizing the passenger, as Uber has been known to do.
  • Insurance Problems – All Uber drivers have a little bit of added insurance from the company, but how much they have is the question. Uber lacks comprehensive insurance and has even admitted that they try to shift the insurance from that of the company to the personal insurance of the driver. In that case, how can you trust that your driver isn’t underinsured? In short, you can’t. This could be problematic for both you and the driver while leaving Uber scot-free. Our drivers are insured by the company when they’re on company time so that we know our drivers and passengers are safe and protected.

Our goal at An Extraordinar Limousine is for you to have an enjoyable, safe ride for whatever function you hire us for. We personally ensure your safety by hiring the best drivers and doing extensive background checks on them before ever letting them behind the wheel. Uber can’t say the same. To find out more about renting a limousine from a reputable company, please call our office at 410-437-8200. An Extraordinar Limousine provides transportation in Maryland, DC, Virginia and surrounding states.
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Going Green with a Limo Service

July 3rd, 2014

going green limoThe Green initiative is still growing. It’s been a big topic of conversation ever since we realized exactly what we’ve been doing to the ozone layer and the effect that using up our non-renewable resources is having on our quality of life as well as the potential for future generations. It’s unfortunate to consider that a couple hundred years from now our air may not be breathable. There are ways to reverse this problem, though. Carpooling is one of them and what better way to carpool than by renting a luxurious limousine?

You may not want to rent a limousine to take you to work every morning, but if you’re doing a trip with a bunch of friends downtown or you know there’s going to be drinking on the trip, renting a limousine can be beneficial. You’ll get a flat rate for the hours that you rent the limo and you’ll avoid putting everyone in your party behind the wheel, which means that there are less emissions from your car. Taking one vehicle will help to save the environment and will give you a chance to catch up with friends or family in the back of a luxury vehicle. How nice is that? Keep in mind that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a limousine, either. We have many other chauffeured vehicles that are available for you to rent that allow for carpooling. If you are sponsoring a corporate event and have multiple people to transport, a bus or coach may be a good way to get everyone there without requiring the whole group to drive. It’s safer that way (especially if there’s alcohol present at the event) and it’s much better for the environment for everyone to ride together.

We have a whole fleet of vehicles that can aid in your “going green” initiative. Check out our Lincoln Sedan or our 15-passenger van for a good way to transport to or from the airport.  Renting a limousine to transport multiple people and make an effort to go green is a great way to further the initiative. To find out more about renting a limousine for corporate or personal transport, please call our office at 410-437-8200. An Extraordinar Limousine provides transportation in Maryland, DC, Virginia and surrounding states.
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Baltimore Limousine Etiquette

June 27th, 2014

limo etiquetteThere’s a rule book of etiquette for just about anything – did you know that there’s also etiquette for riding in a limousine? It’s not necessarily a written rule book, but there are some implied rules of etiquette when you hire a limousine service that can make the experience more enjoyable for you as well as the company that you choose to work with. In the end, everyone wins. At An Extraordinar Limousine, we want you to get the most you can out of your limo service, so we’ve compiled a small list of good limousine etiquette to help your experience go smoothly.

  • Tipping etiquette – Every company that you contract with is a little bit different. Make sure that you ask at the beginning whether the gratuity is included in the cost of the rental or if you should provide your driver with a tip at the end of your rental period for good service. Even if the gratuity is added, if you think that your experience goes above and beyond, your driver will always appreciate your gratitude.
  • Behavioral etiquette – Some people operate under the assumption that since the limo isn’t their car, they aren’t accountable for what happens to it. Remember that these vehicles are how some people make their livelihood. Smoking, using drugs, or not being careful about potentially staining the upholstery can cost both you and the company in the long run. You should aim to have a great time, but do so within the parameters of the law and while using sound judgment.
  • Be accessible – Things come up and you want your limo driver to be able to reach you on a moment’s notice and vice versa. If there’s a change of plans or if your driver gets lost, they need to be able to contact you. Keep your phone on you (preferably on ring) and pay attention to incoming calls, just in case. Nobody ever anticipates problems arising, but when they do, you want to be able to solve them quickly.
  • Allow your driver to open the door – When you first meet your driver, you’ll learn about his or her expectations and how the service will run. For a smooth evening, honor your driver’s wishes. They’re there to make you comfortable and help you to enjoy your evening. Generally speaking, the driver will open the door and offer you a hand out.

A ride in a limousine is supposed to be luxurious, elegant, and above all, fun. Respecting the rules of etiquette and working with your Baltimore limousine driver can make the whole experience a great one. When you’re ready to rent a limo for your next big Baltimore event, please call our office at 410-437-8200.

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What Events Can I Rent A Chauffeured Vehicle For?

June 20th, 2014

chauffeured carRiding in style and luxury makes everything more fun. There’s nothing as great as feeling like royalty for an evening, even if you’ve decided to rent a limo or other chauffeured vehicle “just because.” Most people think that they need a really special Baltimore event to rent a chauffeured vehicle for – this couldn’t be farther from the truth. While renting one of our vehicles for a special event is a great idea, it’s far from the only reason to rent a limo or other car. We’ve got a few reasons to rent a car that you may not have considered yet.

  • First Date – Okay, we know what you’re thinking. “It’s a first date. I don’t even know if we’re going to hit it off.” What better way to start off a first date than to show up in a limousine or chauffeured car, though? Show the person you’re taking out that you’re really interested in seeing if the date goes somewhere. Make sure that the person is someone that you’re excited about going on a date with and then go all out. Why not? You only live once, right?
  • Girl’s or Guy’s Night – We’re not talking about bachelor or bachelorette parties here (though that’s a great reason to rent a car, too). We’re just talking about a good, old fashioned night on the town with your closest girl or guy friends. Riding around in luxury and knowing that you’ve got someone safe driving you around gives you the freedom to enjoy your evening out with your friends worry-free.
  • Because It’s a Chauffeured Car – Seriously. We mean this one. Sometimes you have to let go and treat yourself to something nice. Plan a spa day with your best friend and surprise her by picking her up in a chauffeured car. Have a normal date night, but get the car. You could even just opt to ride around Baltimore for the evening, going wherever the spirit takes you, without having to worry about traffic, parking, or enjoying a few drinks out. Having someone drive you around means the night can be easy and help you kick the stress from the rest of your day.

Taking the opportunity to enjoy yourself for a day or an evening in a chauffeured car shouldn’t just be reserved for people with a lot of money or really special occasions. Once in a while, you should take the opportunity to do something fun and luxurious JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN. To talk to someone about renting t a chauffeured car for whatever you feel like, To request a quote, please call our office at 410-437-8200.

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