Getaway car?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We used a family friends Rolls Royce Phantom and had one of our friends who offered to drive us back to the hotel after the reception so we got to be “chauffeured”. it was amazing made for fablous pictures. we were going to rent a old time car, but then our friend offered so how can you really say no? i would rent a car and ask someone to drive you. worst they can do is say no!

Post # 3
25 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I can completely relate to your delimma. We didn’t want to do a limo for the same reasons plus it’s not really our style. We looked into renting some old cars (with a driver) but it was still very expensive. We also considered having a town car drive us and that was more reasonably priced. Have you looked into that? It would be nicer than a cab for photos but less expensive than a limo. (In our town at least.)

In the end, we decided to take a cab. The town car was still expensive (about 4x as much as a cab would be) and it wasn’t a priority for us.

Post # 4
262 posts
Helper bee

Are you in the UK?? If so you could use a cab but a black cab, very iconic and would look fab in photos!! Sorry if that’s no help whatsoever 

Post # 5
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Some taxi companies have cute vintage cars that you can book.

My Dad used to love to drive brides and grooms in his vintage car -a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe with a rumble seat. It looked axactly like thi sone:

You could see if there is a local vintage car club that has someone interested in doing that.

Also check the local car clubs. See if there is anyone with a classic muscle car who you could hire to do the job. Most guys love old muscle cars. You could surprise him. Tell him you have a taxi arranged.

Post # 6
20 posts

My husband and I were in a similar situation when we married (29 yrs ago, I’m a mother of a ride.). We used a pedicab – not an option for everyone but if you live in a city where they exist, it is good for this type of situation.

Post # 7
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

spydezra:  one of my MOH’s slipped the shuttle driver $20 to drop us off at our hotel (no shuttle), which was on the way back to their hotel. We were staying 5 minutes away too. 

Post # 8
4587 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are renting a car from a local rental company, and it’ll be some kind of Lincoln or Cadillac. Just him and I will be in the car, and the wedding party will all ride together in a vehicle. We thought this would be different than just using our own cars (not as luxury!), and then we would have to pay for a limo/party bus for such a short amount of time.

Post # 9
1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

So you’re saying the bridal party will be driving themselves home after the reception?

So even though they are over 21, they must be planning on using good judgement and being sober when it’s time to go home.

Why can’t one of them drive the rental car to the hotel with another one following? Like – the simplest solution would be the best man drive you to your hotel and his date drive their car to the hotel. If they’re staying in the hotel – done. If they’re heading home, he hops in his car at that point and heads home. However if best man’s date is palnning on getting trashed (no judging!) then maybe one of the other groomsman or someone else who was planning to drive home could take the place of the date.

Post # 10
1116 posts
Bumble bee

Honestly, I’d just get a cab. But I don’t really see the point in wedding cars full stop.

Post # 11
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

we are using my FIL’s 1973 MGB – looks just like this one

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