The best Wedding Send-Off and Grand Exit Ideas

When I ask couples early on what they plan to do for their grand exit, I'm usually met with blank stares. Even as a bride, I put the "what should we do for our exit??" decision off until the VERY last minute.
Umm. Like. We had talked about it, but didn't make a final decision until the day of.
Fail.

Anyway, I hope these wedding send-off and grand exits tips and ideas are useful for you and help you brain-storm and plan this part of your day! Hopefully, much sooner than I did. :)

Here are a couple images from a few weddings I've photographed (or second shot) over the past year. It's one thing to have a fantastic idea, and another to see how that idea might look on film, so I hope these images are helpful and inspiring. (Feel free to click on the image to see more from these wedding!)

Streamers

Flower Petals

Sparklers

Glow Sticks 

Confetti

Bubbles

BIRDSEED

BALOONS

 

Other Ideas:

- Lavender (I've seen this stored in rolled-up newspaper cones and it's so, so pretty!!)
- Lanterns or Candles
- Paper airplanes (This is what Lucas and I did at our wedding! Not only was it fun for our guests to make their own, but it made for some pretty fantastic images!)
- Sequins (they're shiny and large enough to show up in pictures!)
- Leaves (perfect for an outdoor fall wedding!)
- Artificial snow for winter weddings
- Silly string
- Pom poms
- Flags
- Bells
- Umbrellas or parasols
- Sprinkles (like the kind you put on cupcakes. Only outdoors, though. It'd be WAY messy inside.)