A proper sendoff is like the exclamation point on a wedding celebration. It’s a small, but important part of the festivities. This special touch is one that stands out to couples. Whether they’ve rented a limo, a special car, or they’re simply driving home in their own vehicle, making their car stand out with a few simple decorations goes a long way. If they’re not departing the reception in a car that can be decorated, considering decorating their everyday car for a special surprise on the morning after their wedding, keeping the celebration alive.
From banners and vinyl decals, to stickers, balloons, and DIY chalk paint, the options are endless. You’ll only need to spend between $10 – $20 to make an impressionable, photographable, finished product that any couple will love.
Shop the 10 best wedding car decorations below.
1. Kate Spade New York Window Cling
This awesome Kate Spade decal will make for fun and sweet pictures, with and elegant and an understated design. The white decal is a single piece, measuring 8″ x 24″, and will work both on sedans and SUVs. The decals are applied from the interior of the car and can be smoothed down, removing any bubbles, with the back of a credit card or washcloth. Wetting the decal slightly with soapy water also helps it to adhere. If you like this line from Kate Spade, you can also shop these extra-large 30″ Mr. and Mrs. balloons to complete your decorations.
2. Wilton Car Decorating Kit
If you’re trying to keep costs down but want to drive away in a car that’s completely decked out, you can purchase this complete car decorating kit, perfect for any newlyweds. The kit includes a magnetic “Just Married” sign, window clings, pre-fluffed pom-poms, streamers, and balloons. Everything is made of weather-resistant materials. If you’re hosting a post-wedding brunch the next day, add this coordinating “Just Married” cake topper to your order and place it on one of your brunch desserts.
3. Personalized Just Married Car Decal
Available in several different sizes and at a very reasonable cost, this “just married” car decal goes on in merely seconds and can be removed without any residue even faster. It’s great for a rental car, a limo, or whatever car you’ll be departing your reception in. The most unique part about this option is the awesome personalization (customized for each couple with their last name), making for an awesome photo op and a special touch.
4. Bridal Car Window Cling 11 Piece Set
This understated and simple car decorating set is one of the best-selling options. It includes 11 various pieces, great for covering all sides of the car including the back windshield. The vinyl sticks easily to the car so no tape or adhesive is necessary and can be removed without leaving any residue. The pieces vary from 2.5 to 8 inches high, covering a good amount of space.
5. Just Married Car Window Decal & Just Married Bunting Banner Bundle
This two piece set features a “just married” wedding banner garland along with a “just married” window decal, both designed with clean, elegant, and modern fonts. They’re easy to attach to the car, and come off in seconds after the wedding. The banner measures 8.5ft and needs to be assembled by stringing the letters on the string. To add a bit of a rustic flare to your decorations, consider using this faux green vine with some burlap ribbon around the banner and some of the edges of your car as well.
6. Mr. & Mrs. Burlap Valentines Bunting Banner
Keep things simple, clean, and inexpensive with this burlap banner that simply reads “Mr. and Mrs.” with an adorable little heart in the center. The natural burlap banner is approximately 10 feet long, with each flag measuring about 7.5″ high x 5″ wide, so it’s definitely visible from afar and will make an awesome photo as you leave your reception. Use it at the wedding, on your car, and then again as a piece of decor in your home.
Price: $6.99 (56 percent off MSRP)
7. White Chalk Car & Glass Markers
If none of the pre-made options on this list are exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to post-wedding car decorations, you can easily DIY. These white calk markers go on to any non-porous surface (like the windows of your car) smoothly and wipe off with ease, using a wet cloth. If you’re not confident in your own handwriting, purchase some letter/number stencils to write your own message. The fine tip makes it easy to control and keep the finished product clean and professional looking. Want to decorate with color? This similarly price liquid chalk market set includes 12 various colors for a similar price.
Price: $10.90 (27 percent off MSRP)
8. Happily Ever After Sticker Car Decal
Many car decorating kits have the same “just married” messaging. This one switches things up a bit, with a fairytale-like message that reads “and they lived happily ever after”. This elegant and simple wedding decal measures 30″ wide by 9″ high and is made with white temporary vinyl with a matte finish. Included with each decal you’ll find easy step by step instructions for the installation to make sure it goes smoothly the first time around.
9. Andaz Press Blush Pink Just Married Sign
Andaz Press sells a number of various banner designs with the same “just married” messaging. They’re inexpensive, which is great for their one-time use. You’ll find their banners to be easy to hang, and made with quality thick card stock. Most of the designs are available for free two-day shipping, and can be expedited if this is a late minute purchase.
10. Giant Bride & Groom Balloon Wedding Decoration Kit
If banners and decals aren’t your thing, consider these awesome balloons to glam up your ride. These are great for a parked car, or a vehicle that only needs to travel at low speeds a short distance. The 46″ size of the balloons is huge, and makes for an amazing photo op, really standing out. The set comes with one bride balloon, one groom balloon, one Happy Forever car balloon, two silver heart balloons, two pink heart balloons, 8 smaller pink pearl latex balloons, and 8 smaller white pearl latex balloons.