After all the time spent planning and organising a spectacular wedding, you may possibly want to leave with just as much excitement as when you entered. Most couples tend to go with the ‘human tunnel’ option, but there are many other ways to make the exit, and even though it is the last event of your wedding, it can certainly be both fun and unique.
Some options include;
Rose Petal Exit: If you are a couple that loves flowers, rose petals or lavender can be placed in decorative bags or cones for the guests to scatter over you as you exit. Against the white of the bride’s dress, the rose petals or lavender will look beautiful.
Bubble Exit: Bubbles are great during a couple’s final exit. The light from the photographer’s camera flash reflects off the bubbles, often giving the photos an ethereal look. In addition, many venues restrict the use of certain items during a couple’s send off (like confetti and rice) due to the extra time it would take to clean up. Bubbles are fantastic in this aspect in that they will simply float and pop, making clean up non-existent.
Ribbon Wand Exit: Makes for a charming send off as they are waved by the guests during the bride and groom’s exit. Environmentally friendly and no mess.
Streamer Popper Exit: Simple hand held party poppers containing silver tinsel streamers can give a dramatic and epic effect.
Noisemakers: Clapping hands, maracas, kazoos, and party horns can be wild and perfect for a send off if you like a lot of noise (and your venue is fine with this). Making noise at weddings is actually based on an old superstition that loud noise will drive away evil spirits. That is also the reason that they ring church bells at the end of a marriage ceremony.
Silly String: For the couple that loves to have fun, the guests can send them off in a blast of silly string. Make sure the cans Silly String are both non-toxic and non-staining. The last thing you will want is stains on the wedding dress or the groom’s suit.
Sparkler Exit: If you want to dazzle everyone as you exit a Sparkler exit may be just the right option. Things to note however is that the lighting of the sparklers, and the bride and groom exiting must be carefully choreographed so that the best photographs can be captured and to keep everyone safe at the same time. If the sparklers are lit too early, they will burn out before the bride and groom make their way through the exit line. If the guests are standing too close to the bride and groom, the sparklers could burn the bride’s dress. Don’t forget to tell the guests what to do with their sparklers (they are very hot) once they have burned out (it is a good idea to have a few buckets of sand where the guests can dispose of the sparklers).
Glow Stick Exit: Using glow sticks are an awesome way to exit. They are easy to use and it does not take much to organise the guests either. They can make for awesome pictures! Glow sticks would certainly show your fun and quirky personality as a couple and excite guests. The only thing though, is that in order to capture great photos it will need to be quite dark.
I hope that this post provides some inspiration. These are just a few of the possible ways you can exit your reception in a fun and memorable way. Other options are only limited by your imagination (and if your venue will allow it). When planning your wedding don’t forget about the exit, it need not be elaborate or over the top, it can be quite simple, but still fun and unique. If you have any great exit ideas, please do not hesitate to share by adding a comment below – your idea may help inspire some couple with their wedding exit.
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