PICKING A WEDDING EXIT IS FUN
Picking an exit for your wedding is a tradition to wish couples an abundant, bountiful, happy and great marriage. Now couples have many options to use for your newlywed couples exit from their wedding. This is one tradition that isn’t going away and many have a fake exit for photos only. They want all their guests in the photo instead of waiting til the end when their guests are not sober and only a handful left.
It should be something that matches your personality and theme of your wedding.
Years past many ears have lost their hearing from “Rice” being thrown at you during your wedding exit and it’s been around the longest. Rice symbolizes Fertility from Roman times and is environmentally safe. Now medicine is advance no one loses their hearing. Don’t want to hard effect, try oatmeal tossing for an eco-friendly exit.
France throws it to symbolize bounty. Herbs: If you’ve got a cooking couple on your hands, throwing herbs is a perfect way to tie it in. Not only do they smell deliciously fresh, but they’re also environmentally friendly.
NOLA (NEW ORLEANS STYLE):
The couple has decorative umbrellas and guest waive white napkins as the guests stomp and cheer to the Saints music.
Italians throw rain candy and sugared nuts over couples for sweetness in marriage. Rainbow sprinkles are always a good idea.
NON-TRADITIONAL EXITS BELOW:
These bring out the “kid” in everyone. It also gives
guests something to do at their reception tables between dances. Guests fold
their own paper airplanes & get ready for the exit. Use colorful paper to match
your wedding colors. It’s inexpensive & an easy exit item.
REAL FLOWER PETALS:
Lavender, Baby’s Breath, & Floral Petals – A romantic option for a pretty exit.
Lavender smells so good, doesn’t hurt when thrown at you, is
friendly to the environment & if you can time it just right with
your photographer, makes for great pictures. Often, brides put these in small
sachets or paper cups for guests. Do ask your manager where
floral petals can be thrown- some have dyes
BIODEGRADABLE CONFETTI: Easier to clean up.
STREAMERS (RIBBONS ON DOWELS): Colorful -these often have swirls of
ribbons & noisemakers attached to them. They’re inexpensive & no clean up. Guests can take them home with them.You can personalize with your themed colors or add lace, & notes.
These stay in the air for a long time, so the photographs are AWESOME! They’re inexpensive & available all over the internet for ordering. They’re whimsical & always a crowd favorite.
If you’re planning to wed in autumn months, make use of your natural surroundings. Plus, falling leaves create a great backdrop for photos. Hole punch leaves of all colors and make this an all Green wedding.
GOLF CLUB SALUTE:
Golf Clubs or Toy Guns looks very military or can match your hobby to your personality.
Cap guns can bring the wild, wild west back in the ceremony or a nerdy way is with Nerf guns.
LED OR PLAIN BALLOONS:
This can be done in a variety of ways. Some do a “release” while others have guests
take them home with them. Use your wedding colors or introduce a new element (school colors,
red / white/ blue for something patriotic, red / gold / green if it’s in December, etc). Some
fill the balloons with LED lights or glow sticks- beautiful for pictures!
These are a real crowd-pleaser because they’re introduced
to the party during the reception when guests are still
dancing. They make for great photos for the night shots
and can go home with guests. No risk of anything dying or staining
your clothes & nothing is being thrown at you!
Best if you have a more affordable reception dress, or traveling clothes that you’re changing into, because you’re pretty sure to have a dry cleaning bill. But holy moly, the pictures.
BELLS AND NOISE MAKERS:
SPARKLERS: dangerous and flammable and most Venues insurance won’t cover this.
THE DECORATED CAR:
Perfect if you and your partner are driving off to your honeymoon (or your hotel) in your own vehicle. So consider “letting” your friends or family decorate your car before hand, then see you off in all your tinseled/ painted/ ballooned glory. Tip: if one of your friends is a mechanic… don’t let them near the car.
If you have no plans to leave your wedding in grand style, you can do variations of many of these exits as you head back up the aisle, or on the church steps (should you have them). I’m pretty sure that’s what church steps are for.