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Get inspired by these ultra original wedding getaway car decor ideas and make the couple’s exit ride one they will never forget!

The classics, "Just Married" tin cans. Want it perfect? Match the color of the car!

The classics, “Just Married” tin cans. Want it perfect? Match the color of the car!

Share these wedding getaway car decoration ideas with your best man or groomsmen (usually in charge of this detail) and depart your reception with a great photo op! Show the world you just got hitched by riding away in style!

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Why the Tin Cans on the Wedding Getaway Car?

Tin cans on the back of the car have been part of the long list of wedding traditions since time immemorial. But do people really know their meaning?

Well, it was believed that their rattling noise would scare away evil and troublesome spirits and therefore protect the newly formed union. Nowadays tin cans on the wedding getaway car are more of a fun way of announcing the departure of the newlyweds.

Nature and seasonal details plus the traditional tin cans adorn this vintage wedding ride.

Nature and seasonal details plus the traditional tin cans adorn this vintage wedding ride.

Simple Wedding Getaway Car Decoration Ideas: Calligraphed Signs

However, decorating the wedding car with tin cans is not the only way to embellish it. Nothing is more simple than a “Just married” sign on the back of the send-off car. DIY a beautiful and easy calligraphed sign, write or engrave your message on a small acrylic or wooden blackboard. Plain cardboard will do as well. Tie the sign with string to the back of the wedding car. Prettify it with flowers, ribbons and a huge bow smack in the middle of the arrangement.

Nope, not paint but a decorative vinyl decal for the wedding getaway car. Cute, right?

Nope, not paint but a decorative vinyl decal for the wedding getaway car. Cute, right?

Perfect vintage wedding car exit in Austin, Texas. By cypress falls events.

Perfect vintage wedding car exit in Austin, Texas. By cypress falls events.

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Embellish the Wedding Car with a Bunch of Balloons and Bunting!

Decorate the back and sides of the car with beautifully colored balloons and bunting that spell out the names of the newlyweds, “Just Married!” or “Happy Forever”. It will look incredibly cute!

A rustic chic departure with "just married" bunting on the car.

A rustic chic departure with “just married” bunting on the car.

Create a fab photo op by filling out the car with balloons that will escape before the bride and groom do!

Fill a car with balloons for a very special getaway ride.

Fill a car with balloons for a very special getaway ride.

Tie some colorful balloons to the wedding getaway car. It will make for a most Instagrammable moment!

Tie some colorful balloons to the wedding getaway car. It will make for a most Instagrammable moment!




Original and Funny Just Married Car Decorations

One of the most original and funny ways to decorate the send-off car is to “dress it up” as the bride. How? You ask. Add eyelashes to the car’s headlights to make them look like eyes and place a “veil” on top. Of course, you can still add a decal or write “Just Married” on the car window of your choosing – if you believe having the getaway car looking like a bride is not enough! 😉

Funny wedding car decoration ideas: dress the car like a bride and groom!

Funny wedding car decoration ideas: dress the car like a bride and groom!

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Another original idea to decorate the wedding getaway car is to cover it with string lights. Or tie paper streamers to the bumper and see them float behind the car!

Grab some string lights and wrap the wedding getaway car with them! Sahra Sadd Photo.

Grab some string lights and wrap the wedding getaway car with them! Sahra Sadd Photo.

How to Decorate the Getaway Car with Flowers

If you prefer something more delicate to decorate the wedding car, flower arrangements and floral wreaths will be a surefire hit. Tie them on top of the hood, the trunk, over the door handles, the license plate and if you dare… fill the car with flowers and surprise the happy couple when they open its doors! Be ready to ‘Gram it!

Surprise! Fill the wedding car with flowers!

Surprise! Fill the wedding car with flowers!

Elegant floral arrangement ideas to decorate the wedding car.

Elegant floral arrangement ideas to decorate the wedding car.

Create a Stylish Ride with Ribbons and Bows

Wrap the car as if it was a gift with ribbons and bows in the wedding colors. Feel free to tie some tin cans to incorporate the wedding tradition. Or get inspired with these vintage wedding car decoration ideas for an incredible trip to the sunset.

One of the most adorable just married car decoration ideas we have seen. Vintage Rolls Royce.

One of the most adorable just married car decoration ideas we have seen. Vintage Rolls Royce.

Wedding car decoration with a giant tulle bow.

Wedding car decoration with a giant tulle bow.

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Check out this fab round up of wedding signs and a couple of DIYs for our crafty brides. Get inspired and make your own as they will help you welcome your guests in style!

Wedding day chalkboard sign idea from a Massachusetts reception. Share something about the happy couple, like their hobbies and places they have been together. Lovely Valentine Photo + Film.

Wedding day chalkboard sign idea from a Massachusetts reception. Share something about the happy couple, like their hobbies and places they have been together. Lovely Valentine Photo + Film.

Every bride wants their wedding to look perfect From the moment her guests walk in the door until it’s time to leave. Welcome wedding signs will help you make an impression while letting your guests know how happy you are that they are sharing this special moment with you!

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Welcome Wedding Signs Can Fit Every Reception Theme

We tend to associate welcome wedding signs with a rustic, outdoorsy celebration. But nothing could be further from the truth. Signs can be adapted to any reception theme as they should match your aesthetic. For example, DIY your own classic and timeless sign by monogramming your initials on a chalkboard. Place it on an easel for all to see. Getting married at the beach? Write a warm message on some driftwood to give your sign that nautical vibe. There is much to choose from at boho weddings. Adorn your wedding signs with brightly colored flowers. Or use fragrant eucalyptus garlands to encircle your signs. If you are hosting an urban wedding, mount signs with stylized graphics and mixed typography to give them that modern city touch.

Clear acrylic welcome wedding signs are the latest trend in weddings. And they fit well with any wedding theme!

Clear acrylic welcome wedding signs are the latest trend in weddings. And they fit well with any wedding theme!

Boho welcome sign.

Boho welcome sign.

Not only will this coastal wedding sign direct your guests, it informs on the order of events as well. Epic Love Story Photography.

Not only will this coastal wedding sign direct your guests, it informs on the order of events as well. Epic Love Story Photography.




Wedding Signs Have a Myriad of Uses

Besides greeting your guests, welcome wedding signs provide both a way to showcase your personality and a service to your guests. Many couples use them as a wedding program and inform them about the order of events. Some use them to help direct their guests to the different areas or as a map. Others to ask guests to sign their book or to grab a favor. Couples can also share their Instagram hashtag or their Snap filter with the guests and encourage their photo sharing.

Regardless of your style, give your guests a warm and fuzzy feeling upon arrival with your very own reception sign!

Wedding signs help incorporate social media to your celebration.

Wedding signs help incorporate social media to your celebration.

Industrial meets vintage on this ultra romantic welcome wedding sign. Lanterns, flowers and greenery do the trick.

Industrial meets vintage on this ultra romantic welcome wedding sign. Lanterns, flowers and greenery do the trick.

Personalize this printable welcome sign and give directions to your guests.

Personalize this printable welcome sign and give directions to your guests – via Etsy.

DIY Your Own Chalkboard Wedding Sign in 6 Steps

Chalkboard signs look so incredible. But many of us don’t have perfect calligraphy to create one of these masterpieces. Never fear! Follow this DIY to make your very own chalkboard wedding signs!

DIY chalkboard sign. Let your guests know they can start tagging you right away! Roswell Historic Cottage. Christian David Photo.

DIY chalkboard sign. Let your guests know they can start tagging you right away! Roswell Historic Cottage. Christian David Photo.

  1. Choose your fonts and your text.
  2. Print your text on a printer. Tip: if your sign is larger than life, print one line at a time.
  3. Now place transfer or graphite paper over the chalkboard and secure it with artist tape – it doesn’t leave traces of glue.
  4. Place the paper with the printed text over it and secure with artist tape again.
  5. Transfer with a retractable pen and remove both the paper and the graphite paper.
  6. Finally, trace the letters with white gel pen so they look like chalk. Voilá!
Industrial romantic wedding with hand lettered welcome chalkboard sign.

Industrial romantic wedding with hand lettered welcome chalkboard sign.

How to Make a Wood Wedding Welcome Sign

This is easier than you think! Grab a plain wood board and stain it. Once it’s dry, stencil your message on it. Feel free to steal the steps from the previous DIY.

Planning a big wedding? A funny sign ensures your guests don't get lost and tells them where drinks can be found. Adorable detail for the most Instagram-worthy wedding ever!

Planning a big wedding? A funny sign ensures your guests don’t get lost and tells them where drinks can be found. Adorable detail for the most Instagram-worthy wedding ever!

Welcome wedding sign for a cute garden wedding. Love the fonts they picked and the heart design. Virginia Beach.

Welcome wedding sign for a cute garden wedding. Love the fonts they picked and the heart design. Virginia Beach.

We hope you enjoyed this collection of 25wedding signs to make your guests feel welcome! Feel free to share your DIYs with us on Instagram #bodasyweddings or tag us! We’ll be waiting!

 

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Consider ditching the traditional guest book for a totally lit one, no more snooze fest for the guests or a book you will never read again! Check out these creative wedding guest book ideas that are fire!

Surfs up for beach wedding couples looking for creative and unique guest book ideas to surprise their guests! Photo Credit: BluePhoto Photography.

Surfs up for beach wedding couples looking for creative and unique guest book ideas to surprise their guests! Photo Credit: BluePhoto Photography.

One trend that has everyone dripping with thirst are the twists on the classic wedding guest book ideas. Nobody wants their book to be like everyone else’s. And you cannot bypass this tradition. We all want wedding memories, otherwise why the selfies, the photographer, videographer and all that comes with it? These well wishes are something to do at a reception, and it needs to be done in style. So check out these TD guest book ideas and get or DIY yours!

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What Size Guest Book Should I Get?

Estimate that the book should fit about 60% to 70% of your total guest count. This number could go down to 50%, if you invited many couples. Don’t go overboard as it’s better for guests to be searching for the empty spot than to have too much room to add their well-wishes.

Guest Book Ideas So Pretty and Original You May Use As Home Decor

Usually the wedding guest book ended up gathering dust somewhere in the house never to be seen again. Therefore, the trend of having a signature book that could be used as a statement piece in your home makes more sense. First, because it will make you smile every time you see it just for remembering those beautiful memories. Second, its cost is an investment in your home decor! Pick something really original that you will cherish for a long time to come. Am i right?

Rocking 3-D wedding guest book idea to adorn your home.

Rocking 3-D wedding guest book idea to adorn your home.

Now, this is a fab guest book alternative to have this memory turn into a conversation piece. Have the guests sign an Adirondack that will later adorn your backyard.

Have your guests sign an Adirondack or a plain lawn chair. That way your guestbook won't end up hidden away in storage.

Have your guests sign an Adirondack or a plain lawn chair. That way your guestbook won’t end up hidden away in storage.

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Adorable signature board you may use as home decor.

Adorable signature board you may use as home decor via Etsy.

Polaroid Wedding Guest Book Ideas: Selfies and more Selfies

We love the look of Polaroids, old and new. Vintage-themed receptions call for a Polaroid selfie guest book. Your guests’ photos will be instantly printed – after a few shakes – and they can write on the back their wishes for the newlyweds. But not every guest will want their picture taken, so it might be best to have an alternative way of signing the guest book. We also like the idea of having an attendant take the pictures – assign the task to a member or two out of your bridal squad.

Make a banner of the Polaroids and hang them all on some board.

Make a banner of the Polaroids and hang them all on some board.

Add instructions for your guests, something like “You Smile, We Snap, You Sign, We Cherish.” Another alternative is to look into more products that produce instant film, like printers that hook up to smart phones. That way they can take a picture on their phone and pick which one they’d like to print over bluetooth, and finally attach it where ever you’re asking them to.

This is a fab idea to be able to remember who was who at your wedding!

This is a fab idea to be able to remember who was who at your wedding!




The Shadow Box Guest Book: One of our Favorites

Shadow box guest books are so versatile, they fit any wedding theme, From rustic to boho to glam all the way up to Magic Kingdom cute! You can give your guest a fu way to interact with your wedding day and, later on, you can hang them on your wall!

Disney wedding guest book alternative with the cutest box and castle ever.

Disney wedding guest book alternative with the cutest box and castle ever via Etsy.

Winery weddings can leverage the theme and include quite an original guest book idea. Corks in a shadow box!

Winery weddings can leverage the theme and include quite an original guest book idea. Corks in a shadow box!

Unique Guest Book Ideas to Surprise Your Guests

There are lots and lots of creative ideas to help your guests give their well-wishes to the happy couple! Forget the dull and boring signature books and go for one of these gnarly and unique guest book ideas instead. Provide small sheets of note paper and ribbon, Jenga blocks, wine corks or any other surface can can imagine for guests to sign.

Go ultra vintage. Grab a few records and gold sharpies. They can be framed afterwards to decorate your walls. Photography: Sarelle photos.

Go ultra vintage. Grab a few records and gold sharpies. They can be framed afterwards to decorate your walls. Photography: Sarelle photos.

DIY Jenga guestbook wedding idea! You will need: the Jenga wooden pieces, a few thin point black sharpies, a large clear bowl and a table. Voilá!

Love this DIY Jenga guestbook wedding idea.

Love this DIY Jenga guestbook wedding idea.

Fingerprint Guest Book Ideas: A Very Popular Option

Ask your guests to leave their fingerprint or their signature or both!

Unique wedding guest book ideas. Colorful thumbprints everywhere!

Unique wedding guest book ideas. Colorful thumbprints everywhere!

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¿Classic Wedding Tree Guestbook or a Canvas?

Follow our directions to decide on the size of these wedding guest book alternatives. Having empty leaves, balloons or spaces won’t look that good and you do want to feature these little masterpieces on your walls, don’t you?

Wedding guest book canvas with colorful balloons. Love the matching color of the heart and the birds for this wedding tree guestbook.

Wedding guest book canvas with colorful balloons via Etsy. Love the matching color of the heart and the birds for this wedding tree guestbook.

Ultra Affordable DIY: The Wedding Puzzle Guest Book

Why not add some fun and games to the reception with a wedding puzzle guest book? You can make one out of a photo of the couple or just out of your favorite jigsaw puzzle. A great and pretty cheap idea!

Woohoo! Let's put the guest book puzzle together after the wedding!

Woohoo! Let’s put the guest book puzzle together after the wedding!

On this day and age traditional guestbooks are antiquated. Why spend money on something that is likely going to sit on a shelf and get dusty? Have your guests sign something you will display or use constantly. Your guests will be delighted to see that you chose something totally different and original for them to add their well-wishes!

 

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