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4 Mistakes To Avoid When Renting A Party Bus

If you have a special event coming up that you'll be celebrating with a large group, you may want to consider renting a party bus. This way, everybody in your group can easily be transported as needed -- without having to worry about who's going to be the designated driver. Party buses are commonly rented out for weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday parties, and other special occasions. Should you decide to rent a party bus, however, there are some important mistakes you'll need to avoid.

Assuming Alcohol is Allowed On-Board

It's true that pretty much any party bus out there is going to have a license to allow alcohol on-board. However, you should always let your bus company know that you intend to bring and consume alcohol aboard the bus. There may be specific stipulations in place, such as not allowing coolers. Furthermore, if alcohol is going to be consumed on the bus, your driver needs to know to check everybody's ID to ensure they're of legal drinking age before they board.

Automatically Choosing the Company With the Lowest Price

Of course, nobody wants to spend more than they need to for a party bus rental. At the same time, a surprisingly low rental cost isn't always a great sign. It's possible that the company may be able to offer low rates because they're cutting corners in other areas. For example, they may not carry the required amount of liability coverage, or they may not provide extensive training and background checks for their drivers. 

Failing to Clean Up After Your Party

All too often, people rent a party bus with the assumption that it's the driver's or company's responsibility to take care of cleanup. However, this isn't how most party bus companies operate. Most will provide you with trash bags and receptacles that you're expected to use. Check your contract before you sign; your group very well could be charged a cleaning fee if you leave the bus unreasonably messy, so be considerate.

Forgetting to Tip Your Party Bus Driver

Speaking of being considerate, don't forget to pool some money together at the end of the night and send your driver home with a decent tip. Don't assume that a tip is included with your rental fee unless you're explicitly told that this is the case. Your driver is likely spending hours of his or her day to drive you around safely, and probably relies on tips to make a living.

To learn more, speak to a company like Arrow Limousine & Sedan Services Ltd.