Leave your wedding in style

Saige Heyer

After a long day of wedding festivities, newlyweds just want to go back to the bridal suite and spend time alone. Some just drive away in their car without any more pomp and circumstance, while others drive away in style.


There are a few different factors that determine what kind of vehicle the bride and groom will make their getaway in — the couple’s style, the wedding theme and availability.

A classic way for couples to leave the wedding is to drive off in a classic car such as a Rolls Royce or a 1969 Mustang convertible. It all depends on the couple’s tastes and the availability of vintage cars.

If the couple wants an extremely vintage getaway, they can do something that predates motorized vehicles and get a horse-drawn carriage.

For weddings with different themes or during different seasons, some more unconventional approaches may be taken. For instance, if the wedding takes place in the winter, the couple may choose to escape the festivities on a snow plow. However, if it was on the beach or at a golf course, a dune buggy or golf cart may be a bit more appropriate. A lakeside wedding would give the couple the opportunity to leave by boat.


The theme of the wedding will also help the groomsmen and bridesmaids decide how to decorate the car.

There is a lot more to consider when decorating a horse-drawn carriage than a vintage car. You may want to skip the tin cans or anything else that makes a lot of noise and can scare the horses. A custom sign announcing the recent nuptials, however, would be the perfect decoration to add to the back of the carriage.

When decorating the couple’s getaway vehicle, it is important to remember not to obstruct the driver’s view. Window paint on the back window would let others know about the newlyweds without making the getaway unsafe. Be careful to not get window paint or anything else on the paint as it may ruin it.

Tying ribbons, balloons and streamers to the vehicle will give the couple a festive getaway and will make less noise than tin cans or whatever the wedding party decides to tie on the back of the vehicle.