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How to Choose the Right Size Party Bus for Your Special Occasion

When you’re planning a celebration, you want every detail to be perfect. If your epic plans include a party bus rental, you’ll want to make sure you reserve the right size for your group. When you’re looking over party bus options you’ll notice that most listings designate the maximum group size for that bus.

Know your group size, reserve the party bus. Sounds easy enough, but there are other things to consider when ensuring your group is comfortable while riding in style. Here are 4 additional tricks for choosing the right size party bus for your event.

Special Occasions Often Mean Special Attire

When reserving a party bus rental for a prom, wedding or other formal occasion, it’s important to keep the attire of the party bus guests in mind when choosing the size of the vehicle. If you have a smaller group of 12 and choose a party bus with a capacity of 15, you might think you’re all set. While your guests will all fit, it doesn’t mean that they’ll be comfortable.

Wedding gowns with long trains and some of the features of formal dresses can require more space. Plus, a little extra space will give you a chance to sit in a way that doesn’t wrinkle or crumple clothing. Consider adding one extra seat for each guest wearing formal attire that needs special accommodations.

Keeping the Party Going

One of the biggest perks of a party bus rental is that the festivities can continue while you’re in the bus. It’s important to consider any onboard activities when planning for the size of party bus you need.

If you’re planning on taking advantage of the dance floor, allow for some extra space for people to move and mingle. You should also take into consideration any food or beverages that you’ll be serving. It’s smart to use cups with lids and avoid snacks that are too messy, but the closer your guests are sitting to each other, the more likely a food related accident is to happen. Make sure you have plenty of room for your guests to comfortably enjoy themselves.

Hello Stranger

Just because a party bus is filled with all your favorite people doesn’t necessarily mean that they all know, or are comfortable, with each other.

A party bus rental is a great opportunity to introduce people and let them mingle, but nothing is worse than feeling obligated to sit next to someone you don’t know that well simply because they are no other seating options. If your group isn’t exactly close-knit, give them the courtesy of a few extra seats and a little breathing room.

The Plus 3 Rule for a Great Experience

There’s one more thing to keep in mind – there’s almost always an extra body or two that will make its way into the party. It will be easy for you to welcome these additions if you’ve planned for a little cushion in the seating space ahead of time. It’s a good rule add 3 to the number on your guest list, possibly a few more if you know your group tends to spread the word and invite others along.

We have party buses for groups both small and large. We’re also happy to help you find the right size party bus rental to make the most out of your special occasion. Contact Dream Limousines today to learn more.