Wedding Tips

Wedding Tips – Wedding Reception Exit Ideas.


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.

Images sourced from:,  Matt Miller,,,,,, Individual photographs also contain credit as part of image name.

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Timeless Movie Quotes For Your Wedding Ceremony


Stuck for ideas on writing your wedding vows? Don’t worry!!! Some of the most inspirational and moving words of heart-felt love can be found in some of your favourite movies.

Listed are a selection of some of the most memorable, romantic and timeless movie quotes  from equally timeless movies.  I hope that these movie quotes give you some extra creative spark needed to help you convey your love and create “blockbuster vows” for your wedding day.

(a) “Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can’t control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That’s what it’s like for me. I didn’t plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt that you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.” The Notebook (2004).

(b) “I am just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Notting Hill (1999)

(c) “Love is a gift…not an obligation” Fools Rush In (1997)

(d) “I love you. Very simple, very truly. You’re the epitome of every attribute and quality I’ve ever looked for in another person… I can’t stand next to you without wanting to hold you. I can’t look into your eyes without feeling that longing you only read about in trashy romance novels. I can’t talk to you without wanting to express my love for everything you are… I’ve never felt this before, and I like who I am because of it… There isn’t another soul on this… planet who’s ever made me half the person I am when I’m with you… I’m forever changed because of who you are and what you’ve meant to me.” Chasing Amy (1997)

(e) “You make me want to be a better man.” As Good As It Gets (1997)


(f) “Only you, you’re the only thing I’ll see forever. In my eyes, in my words and in everything I do.” West Side Story (1961)

(g) “It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.” The Bridges of Madison County (1995).

(h) “I love you. You complete me.” Jerry Maguire (1996)

(i) “I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some time, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you’re the only one for me.” Runaway Bride (1999)

j) “I love that you get cold when it’s seventy-one degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night.” When Harry Met Sally (1989)


It would please me greatly if the above movie quotes provide some inspiration in writing your own wedding vows. Should there be some favourite romantic movie quotes that you personally love, I would really love to see them. Please share them in the ‘leave a comment’ section below.

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