Getaway car? How to choose?

posted 1 year ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What is your choice?
    Limo : (2 votes)
    22 %
    Personal car : (7 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    When we got married we rented a Rolls Royce as our getaway car. The company that we used let us decorate with flowers and we did.

    Post # 3
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    2617 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

    snugglepuggle94 :  luckily my dad has a classic 1955 t-bird that I was able to use, so it was a personal car and it was decorated, but it would be something someone might rent. If you can’t decide, would you consider getting a luxury rental car, so you can put removable decorations and have no driver, but choose what car you have?

    Post # 4
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    4133 posts
    Honey bee

    Not sure this helps, but I have never attended a wedding where they rented a vehicle.  And unless you are planning to leave your wedding reception early, you may be building up the idea of a “grand sendoff”.  Every wedding I’ve attended, the married couple are among the last to leave along with the last stragglers of guests and it isn’t exactly a grand event.  We do last hugs and goodbyes and all get in our respective vehicles.  The only outlier is the wedding at a resort where the married couple just took the resort shuttle back with everyone else from the marina back to the hotel.

    But if it is in your budget and you don’t want to have to worry about watching your alcohol consumption or otherwise having a designated driver, you can certainly hire a vehicle.

    Post # 5
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    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    snugglepuggle94 :  We are wedding date twins! My fiancé and I are riding in a 1949 Cadillac with the window in the back for our getaway car. My family knew someone who owns one, as that’s really the way to go for antique collectible cars. We will be able to decorate it carefully with things that won’t scratch the paint and I we are only getting driven from the reception to our wedding night hotel which is only about 5 minutes away so we won’t mind the lack of privacy! 

    We are also doing a sparkler send off, so the getaway car is somewhat important and the Cadillac looks great with the classic manor we’re getting married at! 

    Post # 6
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    707 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I personally would save the money and use my own car and spend the money on something else for my wedding or even honeymoon. I was in a wedding where we took a limo to the ceremony and there was foot mark on the window and I couldn’t wait to get out of it! 

    Post # 7
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    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’d probably not want to spend money on a short car ride.

    My brother in law offered to drive us in his vintage jaguar but since they’d have to actually drive that car a few hundred miles to get to the wedding, I declined. I’d much rather have my sister, him and their kids in a safe, modern car…

    Current plan is: my best friend has a teenie tiny white VW and we decided it would be amusing to decorate that car and ask her to drive us. She thinks it’s hilarious, it also won’t cost a dime and I get to spend some extra time with my husband and my best friend. All around win.

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