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10 Ceremony + Reception Grand Exit Ideas (That Don’t Involve Sparklers)

August 3, 2019

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CEREMONY AND RECEPTION GRAND EXIT IDEAS

10 Ceremony + Reception Grand Exit Ideas Other Than Sparklers That you can buy on Amazon | Worldwide Wedding Photographer

If your venue doesn’t allow sparklers (Hello! Drunk people + fire don’t mix) or you’re planning on having multiple exits, here are 10 other great options for you that are picturesque!

(PS I have linked Amazon sources at the end!)

 

 1 . Bubbles

Bubbles might just be my favorite exit accessory. They photograph SO well and you can feel the magic. I suggest NOT using bubbles that people have to blow with their mouths, because they will either be cheering or blowing bubbles–not both. So you’ll either have silence or no bubbles. lol! I recommend getting a bubble machine or buying these bubble guns for them to use.

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Bonus: your guests have the time of their lives and there will be plenty of boomerangs to prove it. See more from Angela and Robby’s wedding here.

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2 . Ribbon Sticks

Ribbon sticks are a great alternative to sparklers! I love the way you can customize them to your wedding theme! Just be sure that your guests are spaced out far enough so that you don’t get poked in the eye while you’re making your getaway ;)

A classic summer wedding ceremony at St Marys Catholic Church in Fredericksburg Texas and wedding reception at The National Museum of the Pacific War Nimitz Museum 0122

3 . Confetti

Confetti is another FAVORITE!!! Honestly, you just can’t beat it! Be sure to get the biodegradable kind! Bonus: you can use this for your ceremony exit, your last dance, and even getting ready! (some venues with turf do not allow this because of the mess factor, so be sure to ask!)

Garden Wedding at La Cantera Resort and The Gardens at West Green in San Antonio Texas 008

Tamara and David used confetti AND rose petals for their wedding! See more from there wedding here

4 . Rose Petals 

Rose petals are another favorite (can you tell I have a lot of favorites?). I love seeing these for ceremony exits and reception exits! Bonus: You get to use extras for epic kissy photos.

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5 . Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are not my top choice, but they are fun and very affordable. They don’t photograph as well as the ones listed above, but we make it work!

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6 . Pom Poms

Let your guests cheer you on as you make your way out the door and to your getaway car!

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7 . Light Sabers 

Are you a Star Warz fanatic? These are perfect for you and photograph really well.

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8 . Lavender

Lavender is probably the least photographic option, but it smells amazing and is so fun for your guests to throw. Some venues are very particular about the types of exits you are allowed to have, and lavender is almost always allowed! Bonus(?): You’ll have lavender in places you didn’t know you had 😂

A Summer Wedding at Hotel Emma in San Antonio featuring hot pink bougainvillea florals 0281

 

 

9 . No-Mess Streamer Poppers

These look SO fun and photograph so well! A lot of venues don’t allow confetti, but these no-mess streamers give you that confetti feel without the littering! It’s a win-win

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10 . Tortillas 

Does your Alma Mater have a cool/weird tradition? If you’re a Red Raider I can see tortilla tosses in your future for sure!

[insert cute photo of you running through a tunnel of tortillas–it doesn’t exist yet, so use your imagination]

 

All in all, don’t be afraid to do something different and set your own trend!

 

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xoxo, Allison

 Allison Jeffers is a photographer and educator serving sweet brides and helping other creative entrepreneurs reach their goals. She specializes in wedding photography and proposals as well as Bridal and Engagement portraits in Texas. She is available for travel worldwide and has her passport ready!

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You don’t have to have expensive lighting equipment to get bright reception photos. Grab my entire artificial lighting(FLASH) gear list here!

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