Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wedding Guest List 101: What You Need to Know

Weddings are truly so much fun to attend — and plan, too! Whether you recently got engaged or you’re in the midst of planning for your big day, there are certain details that seem quite difficult to map out, such as your guest list. From old friends and co-workers, to relatives from both sides of the family, it can be a little stressful when creating this essential list. If you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help with these tips:

Always Start With Family

This seems like the most obvious tip for all wedding planning activities, but it’s the best solution. First and foremost, it’s important to figure out how many guests you’ll be hosting on your big day. When you have the definite number, section off half of that for your family members on both sides. This will not only eliminate any awkward invitation skips, but will also make you feel much better knowing that the most important guests will be there.

Move Onto Friends

Once you establish your family invites, it's time to tackle the most overwhelming of tasks: the remainder of your guest list. Yes, your wedding is a fun and joyous occasion, but it can also be quite stressful when you have to decide who’s going to make the cut. When making this decision, the best step is to start writing down the names of every friend you can both think of. However, when jotting down these names, make sure that the two of you anticipate that each of your potential guests will bring a plus one! Once you’ve exhausted every name you can think of, it’s time to start crossing off names of those you haven’t spoken to within the last five years  (although, that’s completely up to you). Your wedding should be about making fun memories — and not replicating your 10 year high school reunion (you want place cards on your big day, not name tags)!

Make it Digital

One of the best ways to keep track of your wedding day RSVPs is to create a digital database on your computer or phone. Before you begin to send out your invitations, make a list of your potential attendees and their contact information on one column/page of your database. Once this step is completed, then it’s time to send out your invitations in the mail! Before the RSVP date arrives, you’ll want to also create a section that states whether the guest will attend, will bring a guest, or will not attend. By creating this wedding day essential on a digital platform, you’ll be able to access it on the go and update it without any need to waste paper — or scribble out names and important information! 

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Can You Name the Most Popular Honeymoon Spots?

Let's face it: honeymoons mean different things to different couples. For example, some might prefer a relaxing spa-themed getaway while others are looking for something to satisfy their adventurous hearts. Whichever side of the scale you and your partner fall on, take a look at some of the most popular newlywed destinations that are trending right now:

Nicaragua - From volcanoes and mountains to beaches and rainforests, outdoor enthusiasts have the whole gamut of nature options. This Central American option is less frequented than Costa Rica and even easier on the wallet than Belize.

Bodrum - Located along Turkey’s Aegean coast, Bodrum refers to the largest town and the peninsula as a whole. It’s the perfect place for a romantic boat ride in a gulet or reveling in stunning beach views, plus the ruins of Ephesus are nearby for history buffs. 

St. Bart’s - Notorious for white sand beaches, crystal clear blue water, and no shortage of French influence and cuisine - the Caribbean island provides plenty of appeal.

Spitsbergen - With cooler temps but breathtaking scenery, Norway’s Spitsbergen on the Svalbard archipelago’s largest island will truly give you that ‘end of earth’ feel. This remote island in the Arctic Ocean has polar bears, snow-capped mountains, and as you guessed - the Northern Lights.

Napa Valley - For honeymooners looking for a far away destination while still remaining state side, Napa Valley is a great choice. Choose from countless, world-renowned vineyards, restaurants, and spas.

For more trending destinations, check out Business Insider’s full list here »

Start the honeymoon off right by choosing Dynasty Limousine: Long Island’s Premiere Limousine Service, as your transportation for your romantic escape. We are available for pickups and drop offs at all of the major New York Airports including, JFK, La Guardia, Mac Arthur Airport and for most private airports including Farmingdale Executive Airport. Dynasty Limousines has competitive rates for Airport and Ground Transportation in the New York area. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500! 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Drive Safely Through the Snow With These Helpful Tips

When the National Weather Service issues a Winter Weather Advisory for both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, it's not something that many look forward to. Although you're advised to stay home, sometimes you have to leave your couch in the poor conditions. During the next winter storm if you have to trek into the snow, then it's important to keep the below winter driving tips in mind:

  • Be Mindful of Speed - While vehicles with four-wheel drive typically perform better in snowy and icy driving conditions, this doesn’t mean one should race down the road at top speed and come to a quick stop in the wintry mix. 
  • Avoid Following too Closely - Like driving too fast, this hinders your reaction time if there’s a problem ahead. Double or triple your normal distance between cars and look ahead for stoplights, signs, or curves in the road so you can give yourself adequate time to prepare to brake or steer around them.
  • Easy on the Brakes - When handling snow-covered corners, begin a steady braking as you approach your turn. Once in the corner, ease off the brakes and use the car’s remaining traction to continue through the turn. 
  • Use Four-Wheel Drive - If your vehicle is equipped with four-wheel drive, then it's essential to use it -- not matter how light, or heavy, the snowfall may be. Believe it or not, having four-wheel drive is quite powerful since it will give your vehicle more traction in slippery conditions. In addition to snow, it's also a great idea to use four-wheel drive in the rain -- since conditions can also be slippery, too.
  • Bring a Window Brush - Have to run to the store in the midst of the snow? It's important to keep a window brush inside your vehicle at all times. Sometimes when you run inside the store for a few minutes, snow and other wintry debris can build up on your windshield -- which will hinder your view. Although you have a defroster in your vehicle, it does take some time to heat up and can't get every square inch of snow off. With a window brush, you'll not only be saving time -- but you'll also create a much safer driving experience for yourself and those around you.
  • Keep the Music Low - Sometimes when you're driving in harsh conditions, loud music can become a distraction -- and you might not even know. When the winter winds pick up speed and it's hard to see around you, keep your music to a lower volume since it will help you concentrate more on the road (and not on the lyrics).
At Dynasty Limousine, the safety of our passengers is of utmost concern. Our goal is to provide you with a luxurious experience, no matter where you’re going - or what Mother Nature is throwing at us. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Have the Perfect Date Night Routine With These Tips!

When it comes to planning a date night, the possibilities are truly endless! Most people might agree that first dates can be scary, but they shouldn't have to be! A good first impression is crucial to keep that special someone wanting more, and knowing what it entails is half the battle.

Putting together the perfect night is simpler than you think, and we've collected some tips to help you do it:
  1. Plan: Waiting until the last minute to plan your night could be disastrous and leave you both feeling unsure. Plan your night in advance and make sure your date is well informed. Planning also helps you not to get lost or seem unsure of yourself - look like you know how to make things happen effortlessly. 
  2. Appropriateness: Pick out or suggest something that you know your date will actually enjoy. Doing something you both are interested in is more than helpful in building a relationship.
  3. Sensitivity: If your date happens during the week, be courteous and make sure you're not out too late. The more you've prepared in advance, the less nervous you and your date will be, and keeping their schedule in mind shows your thoughtfulness.
  4. Respect: While your date may look great, don't overdo it. Pushing physical attraction too soon could ruin your chances of getting a second date.
  5. Listen: Listening isn't just important at the beginning of a relationship, it's crucial throughout. Make an attempt to show your date  you know them better at the end of the night than you did at the beginning.
  6. Stay Light: Do something positive that you can both relate to. DON'T sit and talk about your exes or drown each other in your problems; there is plenty of room for this as the relationship progresses.
  7. Connect: Make an effort to find similarities between you and your date. While opposites may attract, having similar values and outlooks on life are important in relationship building.
  8. Anticipate: Even if you're feeling like the date should end passionately, choose a light kiss over an intimate one. Often, less can be more attractive to your date than anything that will take them off guard.
  9. Laugh: Laughter is bonding, infectious, and attractive. If you're going to the movies, try a comedy. If you're going to a comedy club, know the comedians are actually funny! Laughter is also the best way to calm any nerves.
  10. Show Appreciation: Always acknowledge your date's kindness and generosity. Don't assume or come off as spoiled. Let them know all of their hard work and planning paid off.
If you're looking to go the extra mile, why not go out in style? Dynasty Limousine provides the most impressive and well equipped limousines on the market, and we will provide you with a luxurious experience that is sure to make your night as stress free and relaxing as possible. Make your date night one to remember, call us at 631-587-8500!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Best Towns to Visit on Vacation During the Winter!

Are you looking for a unique, cultural atmosphere, with some colorful people and an air of originality? Well, you’re in luck! Sprinkled between airports and busy highways are some cities offering a slower, but perhaps richer, slice of life.

From country music to herbal cocktails to horseshoe crabs, the Smithsonian Magazine presents some cultural gems worth mining. Here are 8 of the top 20 small towns with some standout attractions for your next weekend getaway:
  • Chautauqua, NY 
Home to the Chautauqua Institution which was founded in 1874 to further people’s eduction on vacation. This small town is cited for its summertime art exhibitions, concerts, performing arts classes, and lectures.
  • Healdsburg, CA 
Nestled between Calistoga and the wild Pacific Coast, with damp morning fogs and blistering afternoon sunshine, the earth is so fertile anything grows! Right in the middle of four celebrated Sonoma Country wine regions, this cute town is a must see.
  • Williamsburg, VA 
Entering the 300-acre historic district, be prepared to mingle with some people in 18th century dress actually practicing colonial trades like shoe-making, brick-making, weaving, and blacksmithing.
  • Steamboat Springs, CO
Champagne powder snow for skiing and world class symphony orchestras for listening. This town has sent 79 athletes to the Winter Olympics since 1932 and provided year round music festivals and entertainment for country, jazz and bluegrass fans. Let’s not forget about Steamboat’s cowboy past - the rodeo comes back in the summer.
  • Woods Hole, MA
Home of the nation’s first marine animal showcase, the Woods Hole Science Aquarium opened in 1875. Still open and in operation, see codfish, flounder, horseshoe crabs and other critters through glass-lined cases. Not to mention educational museums, the fact that it’s on Cape Cod, why wouldn’t you want to head there? Just be sure to stop for a bite at the beloved Pie in the Sky village coffee shop!
  • Marietta, OH
The first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territories - this town has a Sweet Corn Festival in July, Native American archaeological sites, and a castle.
  • Beaufort, SC
Pronounced “BYOO-furt” and positioned right on the water between Savannah and Charleston, this place is about as Southern as it gets. Its history of plantations, churches, and the Gullah people makes this hidden spot a must see.
  • Sedona, AZ
Nature lovers rejoice! If you’re an outdoors-man who lives for beautiful scenery and art - this place is for you. Also having a reputation of shamans, psychics, and healers - people flock from all over to experience the beauty and spirituality, and we don’t blame them.
No matter which of the above small towns you choose to visit, let Dynasty Limousine take you there! We are available for pickups and drop offs at all of the major New York Airports including, JFK, La Guardia, Mac Arthur Airport and for most private airports including Farmingdale Executive Airport. Dynasty Limousines has competitive rates for Airport and Ground Transportation in the New York area. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winter Travel Tips You Wish You Knew About Sooner!

As seasons change, so do travel patterns. Whether you're looking to visit the warmest or coldest of climates, there's always an incredible vacation destination to travel to throughout the year. If you’re looking to make your winter travel plans go smoothly, keep these helpful tips in mind:

  • Use the best apps: Mother Nature has been and will always be unpredictable - especially in the Winter. The weather can really wreak havoc on travel plans so you’ll want to be on your A game. Take advantage of all the apps out there, from weather and flight trackers to on ground transportation when you arrive to your destination, there’s an abundance of travel apps at your disposal.
  • Prepare for crowds: With all the upcoming time off from school and the office, you’ll need to prepare for crowded and busier airports. When possible, opt for carry on vs. checked luggage to skip the hectic baggage claim waits all together. If you haven’t booked your flight yet - try to avoid booking on busy days to lessen the stress of crowds.
  • Pack smart: Warmer jackets are heavier and bulkier, you’ll want to wear this on the flight to save on packing real estate. You may also choose to pack dual purpose items (items that can be worn with more than one outfit) to save space in your luggage as well!
  • Make an itinerary: When going on vacation, it's important to make an itinerary to avoid any mishaps. From the time you board the plane to the time you step foot in your hotel, it's important to have every hour accounted for. This will keep your vacation stress-free, since you won't have to worry about planning out your day on the spot! 
  • Hire a car service: Waiting outside in messy New York weather for a cab or shuttle is not ideal. Ensure you get to and from the airport promptly and stress free by reserving your ride with us. We’re available for pickups and drop offs 24/7!
If you need a ride to or from any of the major New York Airports including, JFK, La Guardia, Mac Arthur Airport or private airports including Farmingdale Executive Airport - give us a call. Dynasty Limousine has competitive rates for Airport and Ground Transportation in the New York area. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Theatrical Productions to See on Long Island This January

Curtain up! Light the lights! — the Long Island theatre scene is always bringing the very best in entertainment to your town! From musicals to plays, there’s a variety of upcoming shows this January that are located only minutes away from your house. If you’re in the mood to see a wonderful theatrical production and don’t feel like trekking to Manhattan — we have your entertainment needs covered:


Run: Now playing through January 21, 2018

Known as a classic staple of theatrical history, Oliver! Tells the tale of a 9-year-old orphan who aspires to live his very best life, despite starting from scratch. Based off of the classic novel by Charles Dickens, audiences will be enamored with the brilliant tale retold by Lionel Bart, which boasts incredible songs such as “Where is Love?,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” and more! Throughout Oliver’s adventures, he eventually finds a potential home to move into. Will Oliver’s life change for the better, or will it stay the same? Find out by seeing this incredible production by Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts!

My Fair Lady

Run: January 13 - January 28, 2018

With a slew of incredible adaptations, it’s no secret that My Fair Lady has been a fan favorite for years! Based George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, this musical staple tells the tale of of phonetics professor Henry Higgins and his quest to turn Eliza Doolittle, into a cultured member of society. Throughout the show, the unlikely pair begins to become the best of friends, which proves that anything is truly possible! Through classic songs such as “On the Street Where You Live,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t it Be Loverly,” and more, you’ll be sure to sing the night away! If you’re looking for a classic, heart-warming tale with a bit of comedy, then My Fair Lady is certainly the show for you!


Run: Now playing through January 21, 2018

Having been a household names for many years, Annie is truly a classic staple of musical theatre! This feel-good musical tells the tale of an orphan named Annie, who through her good spirits, believes that she was left at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage by mistake by her parents. One day, when Annie least suspects it, she’s temporarily adopted by millionaire Daddy Warbucks for a press stunt and realizes that Annie is the daughter he never had. Through iconic songs such as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard-Knock Life,” you’ll be singing in your seat with this incredible show!
Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!
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Monday, January 8, 2018

January 2018 Concerts on Long Island

Fact: there is no greater experience than attending a concert, especially on Long Island. From seeing your favorite artist/band up close to singing along with them, there is no greater feeling! If you’re looking to change up your routine and see some great acts live, then let Dynasty show you the way! Check out these incredible shows coming to a theater near you this month:

WAR » Tickets

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 8pm

The Purple Xperience | Prince Tribute » Tickets

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Time: 8pm

Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds » Tickets
Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018
Time: 8pm

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra » Tickets

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 8pm

Mike Delguidice & Big Shot: Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel » Tickets
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 8pm

Blues Traveler: 30th Anniversary Tour » Tickets
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 8pm

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Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

Click here to contact us and book your ride!