Saying Goodbye | Wedding Exits & Farewells

On our blog, we talk so much about our process, how to personalize your journey of planning a wedding, and how to make only decisions that are right for you! 

After months of planning, your wedding day will often seem to fly by far too quickly.  Without one detail left to chance, the question often arises of the best way to say goodbye at the end of the night. 

Sparklers are the common “go-to” choice for a farewell exit.  While sparklers make for a beautiful exit, there are a few things to consider.  As the bride and groom, you’ll be the ones walking through a flaming tunnel.  After a few cocktails, not all guests remember to appropriately hold their sparklers high and withhold from waving them.  The last thing we want is for someone to be burned!

Millie Holloman Photography

Millie Holloman Photography

If individual pyrotechnics aren’t your cup of tea, there are many other options that can fit any budget!

Rose petals are a fun play on the old tradition of throwing rice (which is now illegal in some areas and is often prohibited by wedding venues).  We love how the delicate petals create a romantic canopy for an exit.  You may even want to consider using your budget for a beautiful exit after the ceremony instead of at the end of the night.  There is something really magical about capturing expressions of guests and newlyweds in the daylight!

Jake & Heather Photography

Jake & Heather Photography

Ribbon wands and noisemakers also make for fun and playful exits.  And if your region and budget allows, a fireworks display is a sure fire way to really end the night with a bang!

If saying goodbye isn’t really your thing, there is also something really romantic about sneaking off with your new spouse towards the end of the party without any fanfare. 

There is no right or wrong answer to what’s best.  Pick the option that’s best for you and know that the end of your wedding night is just the beginning of married life, and that journey is pretty darn spectacular!