• Kathryn Graham

Our Favorite Unforgettable Exits for Your Wedding Day Send-Off

The "I do" has been said, the bride has been kissed, the garter has been tossed and the cake has been cut - now it's time for the grand finale exit. Making your wedding exit just as exciting as your wedding entrance can be made so much easier with a little help from your guests. This exciting tradition is always super fun no matter if you've timed your grand exit for the very end of the night or as you depart from your ceremony venue headed to your reception. The epic photo opportunities that a grand exit brings are so worth the added touch as well. From streamers to sparklers to balloon releases and more, here are our favorite wedding send-off ideas.

1. Waving Ribbon Wands

Create ribbon wands for your guests to wave back and forth as you make your grand exit for a sense of rustic romance.

2. Waving Lighted Branches, Glow Sticks, or Fiber-Optic Wands

Some venues do not permit the use of open flames. No-flame sparklers, lighted branches, glow sticks and fiber optic wands provide an amazing substitute that provides brides with equally spectacular visuals without breaking the rules.

3. Tossing Rice

The tradition of throwing rice, which symbolizes fertility and prosperity, dates back to Roman times. This tradition lends a cinematic feel to wedding photos.

4. Waving Pom-Poms

Pom-poms offer a really fun way to wave off the happy couple and come in a number of colors. Match the color of the pom-poms with your wedding color scheme to tie it all together.

5. Ringing Bells

For a melodious goodbye have your guest ring tiny bells as you depart.