Brides and grooms are now staying later at their own wedding receptions, forgoing the classic four-hour long party in favor of an all-night bash. And while we totally understand why you would want to celebrate with your nearest and dearest until the wee hours of the morning, there's one reason why you may want to head out before your wedding guests: They'll be able to watch you and your new husband make an unforgettable exit in an amazing getaway car!
Whether you select a vintage ride or dress up your everyday vehicle, your getaway car — and wedding exit — is your last big opportunity to impress your guests. Sparkler send-offs, firework displays, and late-night confetti throws all have their upsides, but there's something undeniably awesome about the classic getaway car exit. It's not only a nod to wedding tradition (your parents and grandparents were probably seen off by wedding guests as they slipped into a decorated automobile), but leaving your reception in an adorned getaway car can feel fresh and modern, too.
From gorgeous calligraphed signs and handmade banners to lush flowering garlands and creative streamers, it's easy to personalize your send off. And while plenty of brides will tell you that they never wanted their wedding to end, we have a feeling a picture-perfect getaway car waiting just outside your reception doors might make you feel just a little differently.
Click through to get inspired by real bride and grooms' exit rides!
At left: For this couple's California winery nuptials, a cool convertible getaway car was practically a must. They stop for a kiss in their perfectly decorated car — a lush garland of greenery with tops of white-and-red flowers is the perfect adornment!