Over the past few years, grand exits have become very popular. We love them because they are like one final hurrah to an amazing wedding day. With wedding planning season just around the corner, we wanted to share our four favorite ways to exit your wedding in style.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t resist a confetti popper when they are in the Target dollar section. Confetti is a fun extra that makes for amazing photos. It is also a great way to add just a little extra to your already amazing day. Confetti makes it feel like a New Year’s Eve countdown and a big celebration all in one. Also, the photos turn out so good! And don’t just take our word for it, we’ll let Katie and Jonathan’s white confetti ceremony exit and silver confetti reception exit speak for themselves. The two different looks were perfect for each part of the day and really upped the celebration factor.
It wouldn’t be a grand exit list if sparklers were not on it. Sparklers are the go-to of wedding exits–and for good reason. Sparklers make for great photos, they are fun, and we know guests have a great time waving them as the couple runs through. Having photographed quite a few sparkler exits, we do have a few tips to keep in mind.
One, make sure to get the right kind of sparklers! The sparklers you use on the 4th of July won’t work here, you need to make sure to get the long-burning kind. We have seen that the two-minute burning sparklers work best.
Two, make sure you have a few extinguishing buckets around. You don’t want to make your guest walk too far to put them out. This will reduce the chance of any accidents happening.
While sparklers are great, some venues do not allow them. Which makes glow sticks the next best option! Glow sticks are great, can be used on the dance floor, and last so much longer. The trick here is not getting the small glowsticks, getting foam or the large ones work best. Another tip is that colored glowsticks photograph better than white ones and make for great dance floor photos!
Bubbles are such a classic option and there is a reason they have been around so long. They add a whimsical effect to any exit and instantly make you feel as if you are running through a fairytale exit. The downside with bubbles is that sometimes they are hard to see–especially at night. Also, bubbles can be hard to continually blow, so your exit may look a little lackluster.
Our two solutions for these problems are to reserve bubble exits for brunch weddings or reception entrances. Also, adding a bubble machine or two (even a $10 target one) will generate more bubbles and give you the ‘wow’ factor you deserve.
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