Choosing a luxury location production bus for your event is a big deal. So much rides on the the utility and aesthetics of your production vehicle. Without the right resources and space, your crew won’t be able to work effectively. And if the production bus appears to be dirty or out-of-date, your event will seem to be unprofessional and low-budget.
In this post, we’ve put together five tips to help you find the perfect luxury location production bus for your event.
Don’t Be Swayed by Photos
If you want to make sure you get the kind of luxury location production bus you’re looking for, always go and see the vehicle yourself. Too many companies use photographs and descriptions that lead you to believe you’re getting something better than you actually get.
Photos can be edited, taken from advantageous angles, and saved for use at a much later date. There are many things you can’t detect from photos: wear and tear, cleanliness, smell, and the general maintenance condition. The last thing you want is to show up the morning of your event and find that the production bus you’ve ordered is not up to par. At that point, it’s too late to fix the problem.
Numbers Matter (We’re Not Talking About Money)
The number of years a company has been in business can make a big difference to you as the customer. In order to stay relevant, vendors need to provide great customer service, maintain a fleet of new and luxurious buses, and over-anticipate any shortcomings.
Credibility is an important and defining factor when it comes to choosing a company to provide your luxury location production buses. We know the industry inside and out and can help you with your planning. When you work with an experienced company, you can rest assured that every detail will be carefully managed.
References are Key
Do you know who you’re hiring? Do you know whom they’ve worked with in the past? While it’s good to check references for any kind of service you’re hiring, it’s especially important when it comes to luxury location production buses.
This is because so much of your reputation rides on the experience your talent has when they work with you. Also, the setting you provide for the event sets the stage for that experience. Take the time to call references and ask important questions: Were you satisfied with the service? Did the bus have any problems? Would you recommend the company?
Look for “The A Team”
When you hire a luxury location production bus, you’re placing your event or production on the backs of others. That’s a lot of responsibility, and if they don’t come through, it’s your reputation that is on the line.
You need to hire a production bus company that understands this is a fight-or-flight situation and that they’re being hired for a job that is a multifaceted circuit with many different moving parts and individual interests. Find an A Team that is skilled through and through and can troubleshoot and help you in any scenario.
Looks matter when it comes to luxury location production buses. Those who visit your production location will immediately judge your level of professionalism by what the site looks like.
That’s why it’s important that the layout of the production bus provides your team with everything it needs (desk space, makeup stations, etc.). As you’re choosing your bus, consider these two questions:
- Does the bus provide us with the resources and space we need for our event?
- Does the interior justify the price?
If you can answer “yes” to both of these questions, you’re ready to lock your vehicle in.
For more information about choosing a luxury location production bus for your event or production, get in touch with us at On Time Elite. Home to the most impressive fleet of luxury location buses in NYC for over 20 years, we can help you to make your event a success.