Many couples try to add their little touches to their wedding and one way to do so is having a send off at the end of the night or after pronounced husband and wife. There are so many different ideas out there that I wanted to provide a list to help you find the right fit for your wedding style. Please keep in mind to check with your wedding venue before you choose something that is thrown or flamable because many venues do not allow these items.
Rice- Throwing rice is one of the earliest traditions for fertility rituals. If you choose to throw rice, please make sure it is safe for animals.
Rose Petals- This doesn’t have to only be the flower girls job. Many couples choose to have gorgeous rose petals thrown at them to brighten up photos and match the ceremony floral pieces.
Bubbles- A very common trend today, bubbles are a great way of keeping the ceremony space clean but yet help your photographer capture that special send off with beautiful bubbles in the photos.
Ribbon Wands- These items are not only a fun ceremony item but can double as favors and make great dance photos during the wedding reception.
Leaves or Seeds- If you are getting married outside in a natural mother nature setting, try using leaves or bird seed as your throw item. This way it is natural and harmless to the environment.
Confetti- If your venue allows this, it is a must. I have a venue in town that has the confetti cannons already there and one of my couples will have the send off at the end of the night for their farewell exit.
Silly string- This is only to be used if you have a super fun group and you as well as your guests don’t mind getting a little dirty.
Sparklers- This although is very popular and at so many weddings really creates the perfect exit photos for a couple. Be sure to use if your wedding ends after sunset as they will not turn out if the daylight is still there.
Dove or Butterfly release- This is a beautiful way to celebrate the unity of your marriage and have a symbol of love. One of my couples did a dove release after their ceremony and it was truly breathtaking.
Bells- Although these don’t make a great photo opportunity, they are a really cute and traditional memory to have. If you don’t mind the whole kiss during the reception, these also can replace the banging on the china.
Chinese Lanterns- If you have a large wedding, these make a beautiful send off for you and awesome photos.
Balloons- Having your guests all get a balloon and you get a group shot with them then release is another great example for wedding photos.
Glow Sticks- Great way to send off at the end of the night after partying on the dance floor with them. These are fun favors for the guests as well so a great way to use as everything.
If you like any of the items above but do not want to DIY, just click on the photos and it will take you to the link. I can also help create a wedding item for you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for all your wedding planning needs.