At the end of an exhilarating wedding, the couple is a little tired, completely starstruck and eager to start their life together. At this time, the guests gather outside the venue and prepare for a send-off worthy of a bright and exciting future. The doors open, and a unique demonstration of lifelong salutation takes place as the couple departs. Question is, what fun display does the couple decide to use? We’ve got some inspiration that just might give couples the perfect touch to a fairytale ending.
Streamers and confetti are fun but require extra cleanup. Bubbles are light, whimsy and don’t need to be cleaned.
Channel the Force of Love with Light Sabers
If you’re a Star Wars enthusiast, offer your guests sabers to light up as you leave the wedding reception. We have a great feeling about this.
Light the Way with Pillar Candles
Light the way out with guest held romantic pillar candles so you and your love can exit through a sweet sea of candlelight.
Provide your guests with bright and colorful streamers to wave as you leave the venue. The vibrant colors make for fun wedding pictures and great memories. And, you can coordinate the streamer colors to the color theme of your wedding.
Have your guests release a sea of biodegradable balloons into the sky for a truly uplifting moment! This is best for a day-time wedding so you can watch as the balloons ascend into the sky.
Toss Flower Petals
Blooms aren’t just for tossing along the aisle anymore. A post-nuptial petal toss is a pretty and festive way to kick off the couple’s beautiful future together.
Entrust a few elected guests to release monarch butterflies as you depart (just make sure to find a butterfly release company that ensures the safety of the butterflies, first and foremost.) Setting the butterflies free symbolizes your exciting new beginnings together. The butterflies will flutter about the new couple before flying free, making for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity and a final wedding memory you’ll never forget.
Send doves playfully off into the sky as you and your beloved head to happily ever after. As with the butterflies, just make sure the safety of the doves comes first!
Set Off Confetti Poppers
With a loud and exciting exit, the confetti will explode everywhere and make for festive and colorful pictures.
Set Off Sparklers
A classic but incredible photography treat for a wedding sendoff: sparklers. A sparkler-studded exit is a great way to glam up a casual wedding or add a sense of whimsy to a formal celebration. Present extra sparkler sticks in custom wrappers with your name or monogram for an easy wedding favor.
Toss Oversized Glitter
Why oversized? It’s easier to clean up than regular glitter, and it will show up better in your photos.
Toss Artificial Snow
There’s nothing more perfect than a winter wedding. Exit your wedding through a delicate blanket of falling snow.
Wave Ribbon Wands
For a sense of rustic whimsy, create ribbon wands for your guests to wiggle back and forth as make your great escape!
Wave Lighted Branches, Glow Sticks or Fiber-optic Wands
Some venues aren’t entirely amenable to the idea of open flames. So what substitute can provide brides with equally spectacular visuals without breaking the rules? If you’re looking for a no-flame sparkler, consider lighted branches, glow sticks or fiber-optic wands. Battery-operated lighted branches or wands offer a similar effect to actual sparklers.
A traditional toss of rice will lend wedding photos a dramatic and cinematic feel. The tradition dates back to Roman times, and the tossing of rice symbolizes fertility and prosperity.
For an extra delicious exit, have guests toss handfuls of candy sprinkles on your sweet exit.
Skip any kind of toss and have your guests ring tiny bells as you depart for a melodious departure.
For more send off inspiration visit this Brides Magazine article.