The wedding day is coming to an end and it’s time to make your grand exit. Aside from the gorgeous photo op, your wedding exit is the grand finale to one of the most amazing days of your life. It is the perfect chance for friends and family to literally shower you with love. Showering newlyweds with rice is a time-honored tradition said to bless them with prosperity, fertility and good fortune. However, many couples today are putting a unique twist on the tradition. Today we are sharing 21 creative ideas to make an unforgettable wedding exit together.
One of the most perfect ways to send off the bride and groom is by using eco-friendly wedding confetti. It is completely bio-degradable, water soluble and does not pose harm to animals. It is perfect for venues that don’t allow you to use sparklers. These wedding poppers are filled with white tissue paper confetti that shoots into the air when the spring loaded device is activated. You can also just buy the white eco-friendly confetti without the popper here. This is a great option if you want your guests to toss it up in the air themselves.
Rose Petals Or Dried Wild Flowers
We loooove when couples opt to throw fresh rose petals or wild flowers. By using fresh flowers, you don’t have to worry about clean up because they are biodegradable You can coordinate the petals with your wedding color palette, which ties in all your photographs for the day. Lastly, they just look beautiful when tossed in the air.
Custom Paper Airplanes
These are such a cute, personalized way to make an exit. Have each guest write a note to you and fold it into a custom paper airplane. You can even set up an ‘airplane station’ with paper and pens on a table near the exit. When it’s time for you to leave, have your guests throw the paper airplanes above you. As a meaningful momento, put someone in charge of picking them all up afterwards to present to you later.
If your venue has expensive clean up fees, then it’s probably best not to do a wedding exit that involves throwing something. Instead use bubbles! They will add a whimsical feel to your wedding photos and not cause any harm to the environment. You can buy bubble wands for each wedding guest, or give a few of them bubble guns to use. Depending on how many you need, Amazon has inexpensive options for bubbles wands.
Glow sticks are appropriate and fun for all ages! There’s nothing more satisfying than cracking on in half to get it to glow. Set out various colors for your guests to choose from. Have them line up to form a tunnel for you to run through as they wave them in the air cheering.
For the geeky couples, light sabers are the perfect option. Have buckets set out with the light sabers for your guests to grab. If children are present, this will surely excite them. Have a variety of colors or keep them monochromatic to match your wedding theme.
Sparklers are one of our favorite wedding exit ideas. They add magic to the photos. However, many venues do not allow them for safety reasons and can often be hazardous if you have a rowdy crowd. Use with caution and have water available nearby to put them in once they are used. You don’t want anyone catching on fire as you leave your wedding!
Ribbon Or Tulle Wands
Ribbon wands are a beautiful way to tie in your wedding day colors and have your guests cheer for you as you exit! You can DIY your own wands, or find them online in bulk to hand out to your guests. They’re also cute souvenirs that they can take home with them to remember your special day. Add bells to them for a magical sound as they are waived in the air.
If you don’t mind smelling like lavender as you exit your wedding, then having your guests throw it at you may be perfect! It looks beautiful in photos and your guests will have fun tossing it in the air. Just remember to throw it upwards so it doesn’t get in your eyes.
Sky lanterns are absolutely mesmerizing when realized by your wedding guests. Have them say a special with for you as they release it in the air. These work best for open air venues, but be sure to get permission first.
These may be hard to clean up after your grand exit, but they look so beautiful while tossed into the air! Especially if it’s during sunset, watching the light catch on the shiny orbs is a sight to be seen.
Give your guests your favorite ice cream topping to throw at you – rainbow sprinkles! It’s one of the sweetest things to toss and look so cute as they fall around you.
Light up the sky! Have your maid of honor hand each guest an LED balloon before your make your grand exit for the night. They can form a tunnel for you to run through. It’s a beautiful way for a wedding send off! You can also have your guests write you both wishes on the balloon and send them up to the sky.
Yep, you can order live butterflies for your guests to release. It is definitely a magical sight to be seen as the butterflies all flutter away. If you’re having a garden wedding, these would be perfect to pass out to everyone.
Are you a foodie? Give your guests small muslin bags full of popped popcorn to throw in the air. Maybe throw in a bit extra too in case they sneak a few bites in!
Colorful Pom Poms
For a whimsical end to your wedding day, opt for colorful pom poms. They are inexpensive to make, won’t stain your dress or get stuck in your hair.
Who says you have to actually throw anything? Light up the night with some rave worthy fiber optics that’ll make your exit a real showstopper.
Channel your inner beach vibes and give your guests beach balls to toss in the air. Order custom colors to coordinate with your wedding day color palette.
Don’t mind the mess? Head to the dollar store to pick up cans of silly string for your guests. If you’re quite fond of your wedding dress, you may want to opt out of this one. Silly string tends to leave a faint stain on clothing.
Give your guests small flags with YAY on them to wave as you leave your ceremony and to take home after the party.
Fresh, sweet smelling eucalyptus leaves are perfect for the outdoorsy bride. If you’re having a fall wedding, falling leaves creates a gorgeous backdrop.
What will your guests be throwing during your wedding exit?