How to Feel Rich When Renting a Limo

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your decision to rent a limo, acting and giving off the impression that you belong in a limo is an important aspect of renting one. Sure, you might think you have the confidence, but there are a number of things you need to consider before hopping in the limo and cruising down the Sunset Strip acting like the cock of the walk.

Here are five ways to make yourself feel rich when renting a limo.

5. Don’t Skimp on the Amenities

There are a myriad of choices of limo rentals available, from a luxury town car to a stretch hummer ripped straight out of a rap video, so choosing the right one is essential in giving off the appearance of wealthiness. If you’re opting for a true stretch limo, then you’re going to want to go all out in terms of what the limo includes.

First and foremost, you’re going to want space. The more space you have, the greater the entourage you can have surround you as you get out of the limo feeling like a million bucks. Second, you’re going to want to make sure that you have a fully stocked bar, particularly with high class liquors and champagnes. This is especially important if you plan on bringing strangers into the limo to party with you, as the pricier and fancier the booze gives you the better impression.

Thirdly, you will want to make sure that you’ve chosen the right music. While I personally don’t condone it, Top 40 music, preferably accompanied with “fly honeys” dancing while sticking their heads out of the limo’s sunroof, is the ideal way to show you mean business. Conversely, nothing screams excessive wealth like listening to classic crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin while you drink expensive cognac and puff on fine cigars.


4. Have an Entourage

Renting a limousine and being the only person to actually use it doesn’t scream wealth, it screams desperation. It’s comparable to the guy who wears an opulent tux with coattails and a top hat to prom, yet doesn’t have a prom date and his mom drives him. It just doesn’t work. As such, you’ll want to share the space with some of your closest friends (provided they conform to rules regarding dressing the part). Make sure, however, that when they roll out of the limo at your intended destination, they all exit before you do, allowing you to give off the impression that you’re a very important person. Bonus points if you hire a group of people to take pictures of you as soon as you exit.

3. Dress the Part

Dressing the part is just as important as acting the part, so when cruisin’ around in your limo, you don’t want to look like a schlub with an oversized band t-shirt and dirty jeans. In order to truly feel rich when riding around in a limo, you’ll want to be dressed to the nines, ideally in a suit. A nice grey or navy suit that is tailored to fit perfectly is the way to go. If you don’t own a suit, then nice, pressed khaki pants, a button up shirt, and a blue blazer is the way to go. And don’t forget the amenities. A shiny watch, a pocket square, and a pocket watch are all ways to class up your wardrobe whilst partaking in all the fine amenities a limo has to offer.


2. Tipping the Driver

All limo rentals come with a driver. Although paid an hourly fee for their services, it’s customary to tip the driver at the end of the night. While you don’t want to tip too much, you want to make sure you tip him enough to not only let him know that you appreciate his time and effort, but to feel like you’ve got the money to spare. In the end, tipping the driver a little extra is not for bragging rights, but for personal reassurance that you’re living the wealthy lifestyle, even if it’s just for one night. Also it’s just the nice thing to do for a man or woman willing to sacrifice his or her night to drive around a bunch of drunk people.

1. Acting Like it Ain’t No Thang

Wealthy people know they’re wealthy, and while some of them have a tendency to bandy about their money, others simply just live their lives without making a big deal out of it. Take Warren Buffett, billionaire and modest guy. He still lives in a small house and drives an incredibly old car. He doesn’t need to drive around in a brand new $100,000 car and live in a multi-million dollar mansion just to feel rich. He knows he’s rich.

While the limo and all of the above points pretty much go against everything that was just stated, there’s a difference between feeling wealthy and letting everyone know you’re wealthy, so make sure you reign in the attitude and ego and realize that just because you’re acting wealthy doesn’t mean you have to be a jerk about it.

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM