Dear Bride & Groom
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. As you prepare for one for the most memorable days of your life, it is important that every detail be attended to properly. It will give us great pleasure to get you there in style and luxury and to be a part of your very special day. As your Executive Booking Agent we don't have wedding packages, we customize each wedding, according to what serves your need on your special day!
Customized Wedding Transportation in Calgary
Limousine Rental Tips
Looking for the “Best Price”? You may be disappointed.
The biggest error you will make when shopping for a limousine is searching based on PRICE. In the limousine industry, there are many variances of Quality, Service, and Price. All too often, a cheaper price translates into a large risk for you and your special occasion or corporate event.
Most consumers would not choose a restaurant or hotel based on price, yet people shop for a limo service this way and expect 5-star quality. If you shop for a limousine service based on price alone, you will be frustrated, furious, and disappointed with your limousine experience, but you saved $50.00 to $5000.00
Old, dirty, poorly maintained vehicles, shoddy service, unprofessional chauffeurs, dangerous vehicles, under-insured, improperly registered, illegal limousine builds, unsafe (non transport Canada safety certified) or non-Ford QVM Certified (Quality Vehicle Modifier) engineered safe, limousines are all possible results of a “best price” shopping technique. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, but again you saved $50.00 or $5000.00. Don't cut yourself short on your special day! Be sure to Book With Us and get your Customized Wedding Transportation put together so all you two have to worry about is enjoying your wonderful day!
Ask to see the company’s vehicles.
Once again, check out the vehicle you plan on renting and the company. This is YOUR WEDDING DAY! Some companies utilize older fleets even though they have an outstanding website, or their cars are party cars (smelling like last night’s party!) You will be surprised when a late model limousine shows up and smells awful! The rims are unpolished, the tires are all brown or gray, has dings or dents in the side or even mismatched paint, a cracked windshield and a driver lacking in presentation. Blue dress pants from the sixties and a plaid vest with unpolished dirty shoes. Or is late or may not even show up at all, when you where expecting a newer model year and much more. This is your Wedding Day! (“Oh! the limo you booked was in the repair shop!”). Many companies out there, even dump your booking last minute, because they deliberately booked what first came in the door, with a book everything, dump what you can't cover, last minute practice. Something that is very rampant in the industry. Please don’t let your first limo trip be your last. Allow us at XLIMO.CA(Exclusive Charters) to serve you! We’re not happy until your happy.
As you prepare for one for the most memorable days of your life, we have already prepared our own Redundancy system. You will receive a 30 day, 7 day, 24hr, 4hr and a 30min check in call from us. Our E-confirmations are very detailed. Take the time to double & triple check everything in your booking to ensure we are able to provide you with a perfect compliment to your very special day. If you are notified of a change, notify us immediately. Please be advised that the closer you get to your reservation, the harder it is to alter reservations. We will do everything we can to accommodate you on this auspicious occasion, however we cannot guarantee accommodation for last minute changes. So as a tip, ensure that everyone understands that this is your day! You are not there to accommodate them. As we are only there to accommodate them at your special request. Your preferred driver is there, trained to serve you. If you need your preferred driver to help you with anything, don’t hesitate to ask. We are in the hospitality industry. If you need help finding alternative transportation for your guests after a night of drinking, then just ask. Please don’t let anyone drive home drunk from your wedding banquet. Alternatives are available.
We offer $175.00++/hr for a 7psgr Navigator or $10I.25 Flat/hr for a 4psgr Town Car. We can get you a shuttle bus to run everyone home at the end of the night! Back to their hotel or wherever they need to go. We have 10 passenger units starting at $175.00++/hr or any portion there-of, up to 28 passenger shuttle buses available with advance notice.
Let's educate you on our Limousines and our service. What separates us from the competition. NO stretch limousine has every been certified by Transport Canada & Ford to hold more than 10psgrs in the rear. Except our F550 Limo Truck's.
Our Hummersine is the only Pearl White Hummersine in Canada. We have built it to fully comply with the standards of CMVSS (Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards). As far as we know, nobody has upgraded thier suspensions and steering components, to hold the weight. We're here to provide engineered safe limousines. Truly our demonstration of committing to making your Wedding or Prom, a day to remember. So much that we've painted it in a Tri-stage Blue Flake, Diamond Metallic Pearl White.
F550 Limousine Trucks: X1
This gorgeous limousine is one of 5 CMVSS (Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) Limousine Truck's that was part of a joint venture beteen Transport Canada, Ford and a Limousine builder to build a limousine that was built to meet the strigent safety standards of our country, (CMVSS) of the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. It is also painted in a Tri-stage Diamond Metallic Pearl White as well. Wedding White. We love our limo's! We want them to compliment you and make you look amazing on your special day!
Our X1(Pearl White Limo Truck), X9 (Pearl Black Limo Truck) and X10 (Pearl White Hummersine), are all equipped with the elite sound systems. We run a FOCAL/Hertz/JL(C3 series) Powered sound systems in these units. Absolutely unparalleled sound quality in a Limousine. Never been done before in a commercial limousine. We are the first, and probably will be the only ones. We recondition our limousines annualy every year. We don't just repair little things here and there that you may or may not even see, we also believe in preventative maintenance. We overhaul our heating/air conditioning systems as well every year. Who want's a freezing limo on a chilly day or a incredibly hot sweaty limo when it's 25 - 35 degree's outside? We employ an in house engineer to repair anything and everything at any given moment. We scramble like no other to make your day spectacular! You will notice on your special day how your driver is going around the vehicle shiny things up all the time. It's our obsession of perfection. We want to be be that part of your day that was flawless.
Rental Scams in the Limousine Industry
Beware of Bait and switch scams. Where they show you their best vehicle and than show up with something else. Make sure you visually inspect your limousine prior to rental. Make sure you have the license plate of the proposed rental limousine in your contract. Make sure you have a contract. Do not give out your credit card to just anyone over the phone. Just because they have a website with fancy pictures, doesn't mean they actually have those vehicles. Many companies advertise vehicles they don't have. Or even advertise limousines that don't even exist in Canada, or are not permitted in Canada, nor Alberta. They'll tell you they have it and show up with a different vehicle. They prey on your ignorance on your wedding day, that you'll just be happy with getting something. All SUV's limo's have never been authorized by Transport Canada to hold more than 11sgrs in the rear.
Capacity Scam's and Age Scam's. Misleading information.
You should be informed that when renting a limousine, you should predominantly always rent a vehicle class bigger than the group of people you have. If you have 8ppl, rent a I2psgr. You rented a limousine for luxury, not to be crammed in like sardines in a can. Standard SUV Limo's such as Excursion, Expedition or Navigator Limousines, fit a comfortable maximum of I2psgrs. Just because a Limousine Coachbuilder stamped a limousine to hold more than I0 or I2psgrs in the rear, doesn't mean Transport Canada authorized such capacities. Exceeding more is dangerous. Putting more than I0psgrs in these Standard SUV Limousines, takes them over their legal maximum weight limit.
They are stretched to up to a maximum of approximately 84% of their Gross Combined Vehicle eight Rating on average. For these units, that's only I0'000lbs. I0x I60lbs per person is putting you at the maximum safe load of the vehicles suspension and braking system. You can come to your own conclusion on how safe that is. Our F550 Limo Truck's sit with a empty eight of approximately 7I% of the Ford rated Gross Vehicle Eight. And approximately 42% of it's Gross Combined Eight Rating, which is 33'000lbs. We don't think we need to point out which limousine is safer.
We'll get you to the Church On Time!
Also for your wedding day you can book an Executive Motor Coach as not only as transportation but a staging area for the whole day. A mobile Penthouse Suite with sliders that come come out from the sides like an RV! at your instant disposal. This unit is priced at a competitive $3000.00 a day (tax, tip, fuel surcharge included)subject to a 5%credit card processing fee Based on a 12hr day
If this unit is taken out of town the 1st driver is limited to 12hrs of OnDuty time as Per Federal Law. Another Co-Op driver can be arranged if you are expecting to go over 12hrs in your booking. Please visit our Exec Coach Page for futher details and pictures of our units. You may find that this is an incredible offer in comparison to renting a LimoBus for $275/hr plus 11%-21% tip, plus 5% tax, plus 11% Fuel Surcharge. The Exec Coach can be taken anywhere in Alberta and/or Canada for one Incredible Flat rate! Lodging & meals for the driver when out of town is liable to the Customer renting the Coach.
We make a promise. Here and now. If for whatever reason your limousine becomes unavailable, if we cannot find you a limousine of equal or better quality, we'll do whatever we have to do to make sure your transported in luxury, even if it costs us more than you paid. That is our commitment to you. We have and we're not gonna lie and tell you that it hasn't happened. It happens. An act of God is just that. However, if all we have to choose from, costs thousands more, we don't care. Our reputation is worth more. We've been in business for 10yrs. Limousines are very high maintence vehicles. There is a ton high-tech equipment in there. Our main concern is to transport you in safety. Make sure the climate control systems are working. The limousine is safe. All of our vehicles go through a 50 point check list inspection by their driver every day, prior to leaving the shop. All of XLIMO.CA driver's are veteran commercial driver's. Vetted. Trained. Experienced. We are constantly improving our protocols to make our vehicles and our service the best we can make it.
Inadequate driver qualifications. Would you believe that there are driver's out there, that are driving limousines that don't even have a class 4 Alberta license? Have very little or no experience at all driving these specialized large vehicles. Crazy to think huh? Alberta Insurance companies, won't allow us to have any driver who is driving customers to be under the age of 25. This is for a reason. Perhaps they know something, such as statistics. All of our driver's are veteran driver's. Tried. Tested. Trained. Re-tested. Re-trained. As a limo driver, you must be able to lift a 68lb suitcase. This is the maximum allowable weight limit on an airplane. At the very least, 50lbs. You must be capable. Competent. Fluent in the English language. Communication is key in our business. Many a relationship has failed due to a failure in communication.
Trust Us With Your Special Day
Here and now. If for whatever reason your limousine becomes unavailable, if we cannot find you a limousine of equal or better quality, we'll do whatever we have to do to make sure your transported in luxury, even if it costs us more than you paid. That is our commitment to you. We have and we're not gonna lie and tell you that it hasn't happened. we've been around a considerable amout of time and have served thousands of clients over the years. It happens. An act of God is just that. However, if all we have to choose from, costs thousands more, we don't care. Our reputation is worth more. We've been in business for 10yrs strong. Endured recessions.
Limousines are very high maintence vehicles. There is a ton of high-tech equipment in there. Our main concern is to transport you in safety. Make sure the climate control systems are working. The limousine is safe. All of our vehicles go through a check list inspection by their driver every day, prior to leaving the shop. All of XLIMO.CA driver's are veteran commercial driver's. Vetted. Trained. Experienced. Established ith a solid support network to make sure our service to you is our best. We are constantly improving our protocols, our service and our limousines to fullfil our commitment to excellence.
Tip: re-inspect your limousine 30 days prior if possible. Check in with your limo company.