There are numerous ways in which the car can be decorated for a wedding. There are two parts of a wedding ceremony; in the first part, the bride and her family come for the wedding, and in the second, the bride and groom make their getaway for the reception. In the first case, the car decoration needs to be very formal, whereas in the second, one can be as creative and mischievous as one wants. There are no limits to decorating the car in which the happy couple leaves for the reception. This is where original and creative ideas can manifest themselves.
In the first instance, when the bride is being taken to the church for the wedding, the car should be embellished according to the likes and choice of the bride. The decoration should try to reflect her personality and the wedding theme. For some brides, it would be a simple and formal decoration, but for others there could be an element of humor added to it. Decorating the getaway car is the prerogative of the bride's and groom's friends and family, and according to some traditions, also the Best Man. The bride or groom may also give the task of the car decor to someone who is more creative or a professional who will carry out the job as expected. The beautification of the car should be done in a careful manner, as it would be very difficult to make changes later.
Embellishment of the wedding car can be done using a classic flower wreath, which will certainly make the car look attractive. If the wedding is an upscale one, try not to use flying streamers and shoe-polish signs painted on the car, as it can offend the guests. The flower wreath can be placed on the bonnet, with its ends tucked into the trunk lid to prevent it from falling. Sticking flowers all over the car is one of the traditional ideas. Flower bunches can also be used, which give an elegant look to the vehicle.
Tying a few red ribbons and a flower garland with a Just Married sign is also a good idea. Ribbons are a good affordable option that also looks graceful. Ensure that you don't over-decorate the car, else it would then look like a party car instead of meant for a wedding. Whether you use washable paints or any other material for the signs, make sure that the message is clearly visible to the viewers. For a summer wedding, one can use hot pink ribbons, while cream-colored ribbons would be more appropriate for an upscale wedding. If the whole event is planned to be on the formal side, then the use of sheer organza ribbons would be suitable. The ribbons can be mantled over the car, or can be used as bows.
A common way to decorate the getaway car is to tie beer cans to the bumper, using strings and a big hand-painted Just Married sign. Nowadays, people like to try new methods of decorating wedding cars with unique messages and signs. Such messages are sometimes scrawled on the windows, but one needs to ensure that they don't obstruct the driver's view. Use liquid chalk for writing such messages, as they can be easily cleaned up and don't cause any damage to the car's paint. There are attractive heart-shaped magnets available in the stores or on the Internet which can be used for printing the names of the bride and the groom. They can be easily stuck on or removed from the car's exterior. The aerial of the car can also be used to tie a colorful balloon or some other light objects which will catch the attention of passers-by.
There are many more tips and ideas for decorating the wedding car to make it look attractive and appealing to the eyes. However, using your own imagination and originality may inspire you to come up with an exclusive style that will remain embedded in the minds and photographs of the couple getting married.