Chris Bonomolo Bonomolo Limousines Inc.
What kind of services does your company offer? At Bonomolo Limousines, we offer a variety of luxury vehicles. Such vehicles consist of the latest-model sedans, SUVs, limousines, Mercedes Sprinter vans, small to large minibuses and our new 28-passenger trolley. We offer the most dependable and affordable means of transportation, whatever the occasion may be. We prioritize ourselves on safety and the assurance that our clients are in good hands. We are a company based on loyalty and customer satisfaction, which is the main reason we have been in business for over 40 years. Every service we provide comes with 24/7 customer assistance. We are committed to the client in every aspect of their future travel arrangements.
What percent of the budget should be spent on transportation? Placing a budget on wedding transportation can be a little tricky. There are a lot of different variables that can determine the amount of money that should be considered for transportation. If you’re planning on having a destination wedding in New Orleans, transportation should be one of the highest priorities of your budget. If you plan on having your guests attend your out-of-town wedding, you should make it as accommodating as possible for them to get to the church, venue or hotel. On the other hand, if you’re planning a local wedding here, transportation should be the first thing you should book, but nowhere near the most expensive. Local weddings should only cater to the bride/groom and the bridal party (parents and grandparents as well) if you’re placing a strict budget on wedding transportation. Also, the biggest point that I try to make people aware of when booking transportation in New Orleans is to have an open mind on other events that could be going on in the city besides your wedding. In the transportation industry, weddings are a portion of our business but conventions, sporting events, festivals, Mardi Gras, etc., rely on our services as well. Always try to book your transportation as soon as a date has been set just to play safe. A reception hall, church and hotel are all big important decisions, but one of the biggest decisions is how you will get to and from those venues in a safe and dependable way.
What sets you apart from other transportation companies? If I had to decide upon the biggest aspect that sets us apart from other transportation companies it would be the longevity of our business. Bonomolo Limousines is currently transforming into the third generation of family ownership. We have been a family-owned-and-operated business for over 50 years. We take an extraordinary amount of pride in the work that we do. We offer the most dependable, affordable and accommodating services. Our success in the transportation industry has been based on three important aspects: pride, loyalty and reliability.
What is the most important part about wedding transportation? The most important part about wedding transportation is not to always settle on the lowest price of a transportation company. Transportation shouldn’t be the most expensive aspect of your wedding, but it should be one of the most important. You should pay attention to other details besides price. Did the company offer great customer service? Did they offer you other ideas regarding transportation that could lower the cost? Did they seem polite and accommodating to your needs? All of these factors contribute to the overall quality of a company. The price does not make the company great; it’s the customer service and it’s attitude toward potential new clients.
What is your favorite aspect of the job? Receiving great reviews regarding our staff and transportation logistics. Every written review is posted in our staff lounge so our staff can see them. It gives myself and my staff extra motivation to continue doing excellent work for our clients. Another great aspect of my job is talking to soon-to-be brides and having them tell me, “You guys did the transportation for my mother’s wedding!” It is a great feeling knowing that we continue offering great services to families past and present.
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