Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your entire life. The bride and groom send off is a perfect tradition that helps seal the ending of the perfect evening. It is the grand finale of your wedding day. I love this moment of each wedding – to edit the footage and see the pure joy on the couples face almost tells the whole story.
The day you’ve waited for your whole life and likely have been planning for months, if not years has come and you have sealed the deal with the your spouse. The exit is the beginning of the rest of your lives. If there were any hiccups in the day they were likely already forgotten as pure joy shows on your faces. Whether you skip, dance, jog, or walk arm in arm all that matters is you are with your spouse. There is a sense of relief and often joy with knowing you have a relaxing honeymoon awaiting for you. All of your closest friends and family are literally cheering for you as you do as little as leave your reception – it is the perfect escape to happily ever after.
What is your preference?
Some say throwing rice is a thing of the past. Couples are now looking for new, fun, and creative ways to create dynamic send offs. The beautiful thing is that it is your day and you can do whatever you want! Grand exits and send offs at weddings are definitely great ways to get your guests to participate and make for fun video. Whichever one of our unique bride and groom exits you choose, remember that it marks the end of your wedding day and the beginning of your new life together. Enjoy the moment and enjoy your happily ever after!
- Rice/birdseed – pelting newlyweds with uncooked starchy vegetables is a time-honored tradition meant to shower the new couple with prosperity, fertility, and of course good fortune.
- Bubbles – If you use bubbles, make sure to buy large bubble blowers. Also have the guests start blowing bubbles a few minutes before you exit.
- Glow Sticks – we suggest buying the long necklaces so that they are flexible and they are much better for photography and videography.
- Sparklers – It is best to have several lighters/torches to light the entire line of guests at the same time. Start the lighting a good few minutes before the couple exits. Don’t wait too long though!!
- Rose petals – Have your guests throw them high in the air so the float down on bride and groom as they exit.
- Sky Lanterns – lanterns should be lifted off by teams of two. Someone is lighting the lantern and the other person is holding the lantern away from the flame. Eventually the hot air will take over and it will lift off.
- Confetti – make sure to look for biodegradable paper.
…and don’t forget
to plan and stop half way for a kiss! Many couples love to do a big dip, kiss, or maybe even twirl the bride around before finishing your walk to your exit vehicle.