How Long Do I Make the Rope?

Updated on March 06, 2009
R.J. asks from Omaha, NE
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This sounds like a really dumb question even for me, but I have been pondering it, so I thought I would ask and see if anyone has had any experience with this. My daughter is getting married soon and we are wanting to decorate the car that they will drive from the chapel to the reception. We want to tie cans to the back bumper. My concern is that the car belongs to the grooms stepfather and I don't want to take a chance of inflicting any damage to the car should the cans happen to bounce up and hit the car. My husband says the ropes should be long enough so the cans just rest on the ground. I wondered if longer might be better. tThe road to the reception is a highway and the speed limit is 55. The speed concerns me too. Any advice?

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So What Happened?

We decided to forego the cans on the back of the car. Too risky all the way around. Thanks for all the responses.

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answers from Milwaukee on

I would suggest on having them take a back route if you tie cans to the back bummer, it is VERY dangerous and more then likely illegal to be trailing cans behind a car on the freeway. Some one might call it in to the police or one might be sitting around and who wants to deal with tickets on their wedding day.

Another option is that after they drive away from church they do a quick stop before getting on the highway and take of the cans.



answers from Minneapolis on

As fun as this would be, I would skip this tradition, for many reasons. Choosing the right length of rope would be difficult. Even if the rope was OK, at 55 mph, a can could fly off and hit the car behind them, or even a pedestrian. Loose things hanging from cars are never a good idea!



answers from Minneapolis on

R., Love the idea but..... to let you know it's illegal in most areas so you might not want to so it. Definetly ON the freeway!!! Sorry!


answers from La Crosse on

I agree with your husband. Make the rope just long enough for the cans to bearly touch the ground. That way while going slow it will make a noise but going down the high way it wont bounce off the road and hit the car or fly off the back of the car and hit the car behind it.

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