Once you and your spouse have sealed your newlywed status with a kiss and exited the ceremony surrounded by your nearest and dearest, you'll both probably be floating on a level that surpasses cloud nine. So, what's the best way for you and your S.O. to keep the euphoric spirit alive and celebrate your marriage before the reception kicks off? A creative wedding getaway, of course. Not only does your getaway method of transportation ensure some much-needed alone time with your partner, but it also makes for the perfect photo op and a unique way to personalize your big day.
While a chic getaway car may be the first thing that comes to mind (take a cue from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), think outside the box with our roundup of nine original exit ideas, guaranteed to make your wedding all the more memorable. From vintage vehicles to faux taxi cabs to a boat, there's no shortage of picture-perfect transit options to get you from Point A to Point B hassle-free. No matter how you and your partner choose to ride off into married life after your ceremony, each of these creative wedding getaway ideas beat a limo any day. Now all you need is a great recessional tune to pave the way for your grand exit.
For this Spanish wedding, the couple rode from their ceremony to the banquet reception in true style—on board a historic convertible.
Take your getaway transportation one step further with a massive palm accent and coconuts in place of tin cans, both of which are especially appropriate for tropical weddings.
For another take on a vintage four-wheeler, this Italian couple (and their dog!) drove an old-fashioned Land Rover through the mountains to the bride's childhood home for the wedding reception.
Planning a lake or seaside ceremony? Make your exit one for the books by relying on a water method of transportation. You can even take a quick ride for some precious one-on-one time with your spouse while guests wave from the shore.
After their reception, this couple took their exit car one step further, adding cozy blankets, pillows, and a garland of roses. Guests helped escort them out and illuminated the path with celebratory sparklers.
Believe it or not, city slickers, it turns out yellow cabs can actually look wedding-worthy. This bride turned to a vintage rendition for her fall Brooklyn wedding.