Hi, my name is Jill. After my father was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, we decided that we didn't want him to spend his last few remaining years sitting around. Instead, we decided to start travelling. We travelled using many different types of transportation, and throughout our sometimes challenging adventures, I learned how to deal with transportation and Parkinson's. To help others who are in the same boat (transportation pun intended), I decided to create a blog devoted to transportation and chronic illnesses or disabilities. In these posts, I plan to look at everything from choosing transportation to travelling safely. Please, explore my blog and enjoy your travels!
Are you planning for an upcoming event such as a wedding or birthday party? A bus hire can be a fun and reliable way of getting you and your guests to your destination. You can have all your guests assemble at one place, making the planning and transportation process easier and safer.
However, a party bus often requires careful planning before you can hire it. With poor preparation, the timelines of your event can become confusing and inconvenient for your guests. Here are several important planning tips when hiring a party bus.
1. Planning starts early
It is important to start early when planning to rent a party bus. This is particularly important when you plan to rent during peak periods such as on concert days or over long weekends.
Renting early will ensure that you have many options to choose from. In addition, you can get more time to inform your guests in advance and to also reserve any venues that you need before someone else books them.
2. Consult friends/family when selecting a vehicle
Party buses come in many different options. From limousines to full buses, the choices are typically extensive. To make your decision easier, carry along a few of your guests when going to reserve the party bus.
Making a consulted decision will increase the likelihood of your guests enjoying the bus that you decide to use.
3. Determine your route in advance
Party buses typically follow a specific route and are quite strict on the timelines that you select. Rather than frustrating the driver on the actual day, determine your routes in advance and inform the staff of your desired destination.
This will make it easier for you to determine where your guests will meet for pickup and where they will be dropped off after the event.
4. Communicate rules with the entire party
While the experience of a party bus is meant to be fun, you and your guests should be aware of certain boundaries. For example, to control excessive unruliness, inform your guests in advance of the rules and regulations of the rental. If any glasses or other items are broken, your guests should be aware that they will need to be paid for. In addition, your guests should refrain from overdrinking or physically damaging the bus itself.
5. Plan for drinks and snacks
With clearly established rules, you can now plan for on-board refreshments. You should consult your guests in advance to determine their preferences before you make any purchases.