Post # 1
So since we are getting married on a Sunday on a holiday weekend there are no nice cars in the area to rent. there are some that are 45 minutes away but we really dont have time to drop it off because we are leaving early the next day for our honeymoon. So we will have to drive away in my FI’s vehicle which is decent. it’s a 2012 ford fusion. I am wondering how to make it look nice. How are you ladies decorating your getaway vehicles
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
We don’t have one. It just seemed like a unnecessary extra expense and at the wedidngs I’ve been to, I’ve never seen a getaway car. I’m hoping to snag a ride in a cab or with someone to the downtown area in my city for an after-party celebration (maybe!). Either that or have my parents drop me off at the hotel if we won’t feel like partying, bahaa!!
Post # 4
our feet. lol our venue is surrounded by 3 of the cities nicest hotels (2 of which are connected via an indoor walkway!) so it doesn’t make sense to get a vehicle to drive us next door…
My fiance however would like to think we’re riding away on his motorcycle… with me in my dress and my hair getting squished under a stinky old helmet… FAT CHANCE! lol
Post # 5
@dv3849: although the motorcycle would make for a great photo!
Post # 6
MY FH’s new (huge) truck that he’s so proud of.. we’ll have friends write ‘just married’ and all that good stuff on it! We’ve invested so much $$$ in this wedding, we don’t have any extra $ to spend on a getaway car! 🙂
Post # 7
I checked other because my possible options aren’t on the list. We’ve rented a trolley for transportation for our guests, so we may ride off on that. But, since the hotel is only 1 1/2 blocks from the reception, I’m kind of thinking it would be fun if we walk. It will be nighttime and there will be sparklers everywhere, so I keep envisioning having pictures with us just walking away.
Post # 8
@dv3849: I have to tell you that one of my friends recently showed me a picture of her sister riding away on a motorcycle, and it was amazing because her long veil was blowing in the wind. Could definitely make for a nice photo opp 🙂
Post # 9
Soooooooo this one comes along with a story. 🙂
In college, DH’s first internship required that he got a car. His parents helped him find a used Daewoo Nubira for not a whole lot of money. At any rate, if you know much about cars you know that Daewoo doesn’t make cars anymore! So he drove this car around for years, and people (maybe myself included) just endlessly teased him about it. He was so proud of “the woo”! Anyway, come 2011 we were talking about our getaway car, and I mentioned that I thought this would be a fantastic last hoorah for the woo and that we should retire it after our wedding day. 🙂
It ended up taking Darling Husband about another half year (and a giant bill for engine trouble that just wasn’t worth the money anymore) to say good bye to his precious car. He misses it every day and these photos (no joke) make him super sentimental! 🙂 Anyway, apologies for my novel! Here was our getaway car:
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
@pengoala: awesome story
I dont know. I dont really care. We could rent the boat to say bye bye but photographer would hav let by then and really I dont see the need to splurge on unecessariness (thats not a word i dont think) Id rather do someting sentimental like pengoala
Post # 11
@imanw: do they have a car service where you live? it’s like ordering a taxi but you get a nice black town car with a suited driver. we were considering doing this but my mother/step father offered their vintage car and chauffeured us.
the only thing about taking your own vehicle is that you can’t drink.
Post # 12
Originally, we wanted a vintage ’69 Camaro to borrow/rent but Darling Husband never got in touch with the one connection we had with a local club. So we went with a well known car rental agency that also specializes in fancier models (we do happen to live in a bigger city so the cars were available) and rented a new RS convertible for a couple days. We both really love Camaros so this splurge was well worth it to us and the car was just so much fun! We hated returning it though. It did make for some nice pics. 🙂
Post # 13
I have a newer Sebring convertible. I just plan on giving her a good wash and putting the top down!
Post # 14
We do. But to mthat hey charge way too much and the cars look just as good as my FI’s sI I don’t know if it would be worth it. But you bring up a good point that I didn’t consider is we wouldn’t be able to drink.
Post # 15
I had my brother drive my car the day of the wedding.. so it was at the reception for Darling Husband and I to make our ‘getaway’.
Post # 16
We walked, haha. Our hotel was a block away!