(Closed) Do people still decorate the get away cars?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
567 posts
Busy bee

A lot of people in the UK tend to hire expensive cars, vintage cars or use taxis as their getaway car, so noone decorates thecar because it is only hired. However, 2 years ago a friend used their Ford KA as a getaway car an because it was actually theirs, friends used silly string, fake snow spray for windows to write their names, and tin cans to trail.

I think it’s not really a thing as much now. In the UK the only way of decorating a hired car that I have seen is a ribbon like this:

Post # 5
567 posts
Busy bee

@SouthernGirl:  Blimey.  I would certainly be annoyed if my car was damaged! 

Post # 6
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My husband was pretty upset that his brothers didn’t do that to the truck when we all parked at the hotel. 

I think it’s cute. 

Post # 7
9 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

I haven’t seen anyone do it in years. I don’t care whether or not it’s “classy’…. I hope someone does it for us!

One of my favorite moments is when Sally Field tells Julia Roberts in “Steel Magnolias” that the car is decorated in, ahem, phallic shaped balloons and whatnot. Balloons, streamers, clanging cans, Just Married signs… I want it all!

Post # 9
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Probably not. Any wedding I’ve been to, the bride and groom were drinking and had a limo take them home. That’s what we will be doing also, so it’s not like a car is just sitting around waited to be decorated. 

Post # 10
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I plan on doing something like this:

I think it’s very cute and tasteful and nothing will be damaged or destroyed. I actually really love the idea! As long as its not tacky and over done. 


Post # 11
2118 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SouthernGirl:  I loved the idea! My sister and her friend wrote “Just Married” on our back window with hearts and our names on the back side windows with those pens that wash away. We also made a long line of different colored streamers that they hung from inside the trunk so that it would hang out the back. 

It looked awesome. Too bad I don’t have a picture 🙁 But it will be on our video.

Post # 12
2118 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sorry double post.

Post # 13
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think that something like this is really cute & modern!

Post # 14
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I haven’t seen it happen too much at the weddings I’ve been to lately. If anyone decorates my car, I hope it’s just a classy sign and some streamers…no deer pee please! Tongue Out

Post # 15
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

At the wedding I was in last weekend the car was decorated… it was pretty, uh, interesting.

Our getaway car was a nice, classic car…so no, no decorations. However, when we switched back into DH’s truck it had been decorated with balloons, some streamers, and said “Just Married.”

Post # 16
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ours was decorated with toilet paper and window paint.  I would have been okay with it, but it wasn’t done nicely and it was raining and just looked like crap because the paint was all runny and the toilet paper gooped up.  We still have paint remnents on our car.


Of course it was my younger brother who was the main culprit of this, which sucks for him because I’m almost certain he will be engaged soon and we will have some fun with it.


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