Are you planning a party somewhere far away from home? How about how you will get there? Well, if you plan to invite your friends and relatives then you should think about hiring a bus. This can be an enjoyable way of safely transporting the people that are going with you to that much anticipated event. It doesn't matter whether it's a birthday party at the seaside, a wedding party or an anniversary celebration, getting the right bus ride is the best way to make it there. Here is how you can do it:
Make early reservations
If you are planning to attend that party during a festive season, summertime or any other holiday you should understand that during that time a lot of people are attending different events. That is why you need to think ahead and plan accordingly by booking at least less than six months in advance to give the bus hire service provider ample time to make arrangements for the big day. In addition, confirm your reservation at least two weeks to the event date.
Make the necessary arrangements
Plan the details of your event with the company and agree on terms and conditions to avoid any misunderstanding on the date of the party. Where decorations are needed, inform the company to prepare for that. You should also inform the company the number of people to travel with you and check whether they have the right bus size to carry them at once. Also agree on the total distance to be covered, to and from the party to ensure that proper pricing is made for this service.
Decide on refreshments, snacks and music
What makes party bus hiring so fun is that the party starts even before you arrive to the event itself. Decide on the types of drinks and snacks that you will need and check with their policies if certain beverages are allowed on-board. Additionally, arrange to have music played along the way and if that isn't possible then ask if you can bring along your music system.
Choose the right bus and agree on the route
After agreeing on the above issues with the bus hire company, request to observe their bus fleet and then select the one you are sure will give you a comfortable ride. Besides that, agree on the best route to use, whether you will be going straight to the event or you will have to make some stop overs for sightseeing and taking snaps along the way.
Decide on the costs
Finally decide on how much you are going to pay for all of the services that the bus hire company is going to provide you from the time set off until you make it back. Some companies use the hourly rate and others use a flat rate fee. Additionally, be sure to inquire about other extra costs and surcharges i.e. fuel costs.
The key to enjoy that bus ride to the long awaited party is making all the above necessary arrangements early in time. This will help you avoid all the hassle and other uncertainties at the last minute. And don't forget to tip the driver for the nice driving or sending a thank you note to the bus hire company at the end of the party.