(Closed) Getaway car?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Getaway Car: Your car or other?
    Your car : (10 votes)
    83 %
    Limo or classic car : (2 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We were thinking of renting a limo too, but didn’t see a point spending all the money for a minimum of 3 hours, when we would only need it to get from point a to b. Anyway, the point I’m making is, I would much rather spend that money elsewhere in the wedding, than on transportation when our vehicle would be just fine.

    Post # 4
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    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Nope we are using our car……I’m trying to get FH to let us use his motorcycle as the getaway, or at least for some cool pictures, but so far, he doesn’t want to,.

    Post # 5
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    No, I don’t think it will be a big deal. My getaway car will be my ’04 Hyundai Elantra … I just went to my Boyfriend or Best Friend wedding and she only had the classic car to go to the church then the reception. They used her new hubby’s car at the getaway car.

     PS: I will have a limo to take me from my parent’s house to the ceremony/reception hall. I wanted to go in my dad’s F150 but he refused and offered to pay for the limo, so I took his offer.

    Post # 6
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We are driving away from the reception in my car – 2007 Nissan Exterra.  

    We are taking a limo from the church to the reception.  The limo is picking me up at my parents house and taking me to the church and then from the church to the reception.

     

    Post # 7
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    160 posts
    Blushing bee

    I also think Transporation is kind-of a waste. I would use your own car; no one really notices anyways!  We are lucky as my Fiance has a classic 70′ mustang that he’s put alot a work into. So we’ll be using that 🙂

    Post # 8
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    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Ask around, see if any family friends have a unique or fun car. If so, maybe they’re willing to be your chauffeurs at the end of the night?

    Our "reception getaway" was in a 1950s vintage car, owned by close family friends. They had a blast taking us away, and it meant a lot more than just your usual limo.

    Post # 9
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We looked at renting a classic car or a luxury sports car for our use the day of the wedding.  The problem is that a lot of the companies we found charged for an entire day (or even an entire week!) worth of use, when we really only needed it for an hour or two.  We couldn’t find anything under a few thousand bucks, honestly. 

    No one is going to see us drive away since we’ll probably be the last ones to leave, so we’re just going to use our car.  Plus, if you use a car you own, you don’t have to worry if your friends decide to decorate it for your big send-off!

    Post # 10
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    372 posts
    Helper bee

    My mom just bought a new 350Z – and offered to let us use it as our getaway car!  She wanted to spare us the expense of a limo or classic car without actually paying for anything.  I’m excited about it!

    Post # 11
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    2249 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    we are borrowing a cute little car too. our wedding will be all vintage and the car isn’t but it’s still better than our 95 accord!

    Post # 12
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I felt like this was a waste of money for us! most places have minimum hourly wages required for use on a friday or saturday night anyways. It makes for a few nice pictures, but honestly, to me, it’s not worth the money! I’d rather save it for a sweet little weekend away a few months after we’re married. $600 is a nice hotel and nights out for a few days. So that’s how I look at it =]

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We’re using a white ’67 Rolls Royce. Turned out to be cheaper than a limo, still an expense, but to us it is worth it to have a special vehicle to transport us from the church to photo locations and to the reception hall. 🙂

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