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How to tie wedding ribbons to a car

Updated February 21, 2017

Decorating the car a bride and groom drove off in after the wedding used to be a common tradition. Now, with the bridal party renting limousines, those fun traditions have almost completely stopped. Some couples still prefer to save money and drive their own car to the wedding. Decorate those cars for a fun, retro touch. Typically, the best man or groomsmen handle the car decorating.

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  1. Purchase the longest ribbon you can find. You will want several ribbons at 2 to 2.5 m (7 or 8 feet) long.

  2. Fold the first ribbon in half. Place the folded end of the ribbon right up to the rear bumper of the car, with the loop of the folded ribbon facing down.

  3. Toss the ribbon ends over and behind the bumper. Grab the ribbon ends from under the car, and pull them through the loop of the folded ribbon.

  4. Pull tightly on the ribbon ends to tighten the ribbon on the bumper of the car.

  5. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 with the other two pieces of ribbon, so you'll have six total ribbons coming from the car's bumper.

  6. Thread each ribbon end through the hole in the beer or pop can tab. Tie the ribbons into a double-knot to ensure they stay in place.

  7. Decorate the rest of the car. Tie bows along the car's antenna and door handles.

  8. Tip

    Write "Just Married" in the rear window of the car with liquid chalk. You can also purchase wedding magnets for body of the car. Magnets are easy to place on a car, and--more importantly--easy to remove.

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Things You'll Need

  • 50 mm (2-inch) wide ribbons
  • Beer (or pop) cans

About the Author

Andrea Griffith has been writing professionally since 2005. Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications. Although she writes about a wide range of topics, her areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, technology and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Western Michigan University.

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