How to Make an Exit from a Wedding

Getting married and having our reception in the same location has allowed us to avoid talking about wedding transportation during much of our planning.  We've had a few short conversations about the logistics of getting things and people to Pippin Hill, the vineyard where we'll be getting married, but haven't really talked about making our getaway at the end of the night.

As the day gets closer, there's more day dreaming about how all these plans will turn out and we've done some talking about how we'll leave the vineyard when the party is over.  I've always been a fan of antique limousines and imagined myself riding in a classic Rolls Royce.  I'm not sure a fifteen minute, one way trip would be worth a limo company's time.

Notice who is driving? / From Snippet and Ink / Photo by Jimena Roquero / Via

Another option is to rent a classic sport car.  Marc and I both love this idea, but we're not too excited about driving it ourselves after our reception.  The photos would be charming, though, don't you think?  When I shared the classic sports car idea with my Maid of Honor, she offered to drive the car for us and to take care of picking it up and returning it.  I thought that was so generous, but most of the sports cars we saw had two seats. 

My Day of Coordinator gave me a tip that the owner of the sports car rental business in our area had a four seater that he drove for another one of her couples.  I emailed him right away, but he's already busy on our wedding date.  That would have been too perfect if it had worked out.

Jodi Miller's wedding (a photographer who lives near me!) / From Southern Weddings

I decided to submit a quote request with one of the local limo companies that has a classic Rolls that I love (it's navy blue!) and I'll see what happens.  I'm setting myself up for budget busting quote already.  Maybe, just maybe, there's a slight chance that having a Friday wedding will finally work in our favor and there won't be a minimum?  That's probably wishful thinking.

What options did you consider for your getaway?  How did you wind up making your exit after your wedding reception?


  1. We had (and have a newer one, now) a mini cooper that hubs already owned so that was fun enough for some pics for us :D

  2. In the "old days", we just hopped into my '66 Opel Kadett (his car was in the shop) and drove away.  We had several hours to drive to a hotel near the airport for a departure the next day.  Limos were not a requisite part of the scene.  Neither was spending a lot of money we didn't have.


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