We spent a little time with Lisa and Mart from Express Limousine Service in North Liberty to learn more about their award-winning company which provides transportation for many weddings in Eastern Iowa. They’re the leaders in their industry and have been a member of the National Limousine Association for over 30 years. You can count on them to get you to your destination on time and in style! Read below to hear all about what they have to offer!
Tell us a bit about your company and fleet.
Our fleet consists of 2 divisions- Express Limousine Service for groups of 2 – 14 passengers. This includes our Black Executive Sedans, SUVs, Lincoln Stretch 6-8 passenger, SUV Stretch Limo 8 – 14 passengers, Sprinter Van 10 passenger + wheelchair transport available, + Limo Buses.
Our other division is Black Diamond Limousine which is for larger groups from 15- 30 passengers. This fleet consists of Hummer H2 Super Stretch, Minibuses, Shuttle Buses, Limo Buses, and a Party Bus. These vehicles are most popular for wedding parties and their guests.
How do you determine how long a wedding will need transportation for the day?
We visit with the bridal party and the couple’s wedding planner to determine their actual needs. Key questions would be — Is this transportation for the Bridal Party or Wedding Guests? How many total passengers will there be? Is transportation needed to the church, or from the church to the reception, or end of the reception? We determine the distance between locations to calculate the time of service needed. We then make our recommendation to how many total trips and the number of hours would be needed to meet their needs.
If the couple wants to ride from ceremony to reception together, alone, what do you suggest for the wedding party and family?
This would be more of personal preference. It is always nice for the newlyweds to be able to have some quality time to just absorb and decompress after the nuptials. We have a variety of Minibuses, Stretch Limos or Limo Bus available to help get the bridal party and or family to/from reception.
Should you rent transportation for them as well or have them be on their own?
We suggest that they provide transportation for the wedding guest, particularly if alcohol is consumed or you have out of area guests.
When it comes to the end of the night, what is the best way to offer shuttle services for guests?
We recommend a variety of options. We can make multiple trips by set pick up times. Making sure the guest knows what the scheduled pick up times will be. An example would be the first at 9:30 pm, the second at 10:30 pm, and third at 11:30 pm. We suggest 2 – 3 hours depending on locations and the total number of passengers.
The other option would be a circuit. We would arrive and at a pre-determined time and make trips back to the hotel as guests board the bus. We would need to determine the last scheduled pick-up time to determine the number of hours needed.
How do you determine which vehicle is the best for the wedding party/couple?
We visit with the couple about their needs & wants versus their budget. We will help them decide the overall best option for them.
Anything else you think couples need to know about your services?
We have been providing Luxury Transportation in the area for over 30 plus years. We pride ourselves on our professional uniformed, courteous chauffeurs. Our vehicles are housed in a temperature-controlled building. All vehicles are Professionally maintained and detailed on a regular basis. Both companies are properly licensed and insured. Both companies are D.O.T certified for Iowa & surrounding states. We are a proud member of the National Limousine Association. You will certainly see the difference between our vehicles and others. “We’re on the move 24/7”