How to Decorate a Wedding Car with Flowers
Start the honeymoon with eye-catching decorations
By Julie Hampton
The wedding car is used by the bride and groom as the getaway car to whisk the couple away from the reception to the honeymoon. Cars are traditionally decorated by the groom and groomsmen the night before the wedding. Incorporating fresh or artificial flowers is a simple and classic way to dress up any wedding car.
- What You Need to Know
- Gather flowers, rose petals, and tulle for decorating, as well as wire and string to fasten the decorations.
- Always ensure the decorations do not obstruct the driver's view when adding attachments to a car.
Wrap the car in layers of tulle and flowers. Tie tulle to the windows in long sashes. Twist the tulle into large bows and add them to the corners of the car. Add a large bow with flowers on the center of the back bumper. Attach fresh flowers to the tulle using wire or string. Purchase five to six feet of tulle for each side of the car as well as the back bumper.
Tie a large bouquet of flowers on the car hood. Order flowers from the wedding florist explaining the floral arrangement is for the wedding car. Add a second bouquet of flowers to the car's back end. Use silk ribbon to tie the flowers. Ask the florist if they will attach the bouquet to the car; it's a common service florists offer.
Cover the car in pink or red rose petals. Sprinkle petals on the car including front end and hood. Make a trail of roses petals around the car. Rose petals tend to stain, so if you use them near or in the car place a sign inside that reads: "Make sure you are not sitting on any roses petals, they stain."
Don't forget to add the traditional "Just Married" sign to the back of the car. Purchase white wax pens or window markers (also called glass markers) from an auto supply store and write on the back windshield. Alternatively, you can find "Just Married" decals that easily attach to the car's windows.
About the Author
Julie Hampton is a regular contributor to DexKnows.
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