With this economy, your limo rental as well as every other detail of your quinceañera is on the chopping block. But luckily, when it comes to your quince ride there are ways to get from point A to point B having saved some cash and having stayed well within your budget. Quince-planners, read and learn:
Barter your way to a sweet bargain
$100 to $300 can be your set back, per hour, if you choose to rent an extravagant car for your quince. And since quinceañeras typically rent the cars for an average of 5 hours, you’re looking to spend anywhere from $500 to $1500. A smart way to save some cash when it comes to renting a limo is to offer the vendor a 2 for 1 deal. If your BFF is having her quince only months after yours, you can try to strike a deal for her and for you by booking the same vendor. The more business you take to your vendor, the more you can bargain with him to give you and your BFF a sweet discount.
Another way to save some cash would be to rent the car for the fewest number of hours possible. Perhaps arriving to the church or to your venue in a lavish car is of more importance to you than being chauffeured to your photo shoot location in style. If this is the case, you may want to schedule your photo shoot before the religious ceremony, and have the rental company pick you up from the photo shoot location and take you directly to the church; with that alone you will have saved about 2 hours worth of the service.
Rent need, not style
If your one and only concern is to get from point A to point B, you may want to choose an older model limo rather than going with current rental trends. There are limo rental companies that own and operate various models of cars to suit any size budget. A little research on your part can help you find a means of transportation that you’re comfortable enough to both ride and rent.
Minimize your Needs
If you want to save even more money, the most cost effective and obvious way to do so is by not renting a car at all. Perhaps you’ve never even considered the possibility of ditching the rental all together but if you would rather pocket that money to splurge on something else, then there’s no reason why your parents’ everyday car can’t be your quince ride. Simply wash the car, have it waxed for extra shine and roll on out to your super suave quince.
Happy Planning, and Happy Saving!